The MSF Volunteer and Partner Awards (MVPA) recognises and honours the commitment and dedication of MSF’s volunteers and partners, who have served in various areas of the Ministry.
Outstanding Lifetime Volunteer Award
For only the second time in MVPA’s 12-year history, two individuals (instead of one) were presented with the Outstanding Lifetime Volunteer Award – the Awards’ highest accolade. This Award recognises outstanding individuals who have made significant contributions over a span of at least 30 years. Dr Anamah Tan and Mr Lim Hock Heng were the recipients of this year’s distinguished Outstanding Lifetime Volunteer Award.
Dr Anamah Tan has had more than 40 years of experience in advancing equality between men and women in Singapore, Asia and internationally. She was a pioneer of the women’s development movement in Asia and a determined advocate for gender issues, particularly domestic violence and poverty eradication. With her expertise in family law, Dr Tan’s efforts in raising the status of women included having successfully lobbied for changes in the socio-political and legal frameworks in Singapore. She was one of the founding members of the Singapore Council of Women’s Organisations (SCWO).
Mr Lim Hock Heng has been a volunteer with MSF’s Probation and Community Rehabilitation Service (PCRS) since 1975. Through his 45 years of service, Mr Lim has become an integral part of the Operations Night Watch (ONW) team since it started in 1997. To date, he has clocked over 6,000 checks island-wide to support MSF’s Probation Officers in ensuring that probationers comply with their Court-ordered time restrictions. He also reaches out to befriend, guide and journey with our youths and their families. His efforts in building the capabilities of fellow volunteers, including coaching and guiding new volunteers, exemplifies his commitment to the service. Today, Mr Lim continues to volunteer as the Deputy ONW Manager – a responsibility he has held since 2001.
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MSF Outstanding Lifetime Volunteer Award
The MSF Outstanding Lifetime Volunteer Award recognises outstanding volunteers who have contributed to the causes of MSF for at least 30 years.
- Dr Anamah Tan
- Mr Lim Hock Heng
MSF Outstanding Volunteer Award
The MSF Outstanding Volunteer Award recognises individuals or groups of volunteers who have contributed significantly to various groups in the community served by MSF. The award winners are distinguished by their significant contributions in terms of time and effort spent.
Friends of MSF Award
The Friends of MSF Award is presented to individuals, volunteers or organisations who have made significant contributions to committees or projects under the purview of MSF for at least two years. This year, our winners contributed to a variety of MSF initiatives including ECDA’s KidSTART, Families for Life, Taskforce on Family Violence, the National Committee on Prevention, Rehabilitation and Recidivism, and the NCSS Board.
MSF Community Cares Award
The MSF Community Cares Awards was introduced in 2019 to recognise and appreciate organisations and individuals who passionately drive social change, strive to do good for society, and in so doing, inspire those around them.
Long Service Award
The MSF Long Service Award recognises individuals or organisations who have volunteered directly with MSF.Award Winners (45 years)
- Mdm Thiravingadam Sembugavalie
Award Winners (40 years)
- Mr Loh Tee Yang
Award Winners (35 years)
- Brother Collin Wee
- Mr Ho Chin Chiong Jimmy
- Mr Lee Tiong Peng
- Mr Soundarajan K Chelliah
- Ms Tan Liew Wheng
Award Winners (30 years)
- Mr Chang Meng Teng
- Mr Heng Wui Meng Winston
- Mr Mathalaimony Nathan
Award Winners (25 years)
Award Winners (20 years)
Award Winners (15 years)
Award Winners (10 years)
Award Winners (5 years)
We are grateful for the support of many who have contributed their time and talent to organise this year’s MSF Volunteer and Partner Awards.
This year’s key visual features hearts held by individuals from across all walks of life, symbolising care and support for one another. Designed by Mr Isaac Liang, a local illustrator on board the i’mable Collective, his design features in our event backdrop and tote bags presented to all award recipients. Isaac was born deaf and discovered his love for drawing at the age of four. Isaac has illustrated for the Singapore Art Museum, National Heritage Board, MediaCorp, National Council of Social Service and DBS, to name a few.
This year’s trophy is a replica of the “Circles of Life” sculpture, designed by Singapore’s very own award-winning sculptor, Mr Chua Boon Kee. The interlocking circles symbolise the importance of our community working together to foster a caring and inclusive society.
A special duet was performed by singer-songwriter Ms Adelyn Koh, who is visually impaired, and seasoned performer Mr Yu Xiang Kelvin, who has muscular dystrophy. Adelynproduced her first original album at the age of 10, and Kelvin started writing lyrics and performing song covers on YouTube in 2008. Their rendition of Josh Groban’s ‘Thankful’ during the awards ceremony pays tribute to our many volunteers and partners who served alongside MSF during the COVID-19 pandemic.