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President Tony Tan: ‘Youths are the Future’

Speech by President Tony Tan at the Heartware Network 17th Anniversary Gala Dinner on Monday, 3 July 2017, 7.30 pm at the Grand Mandarin Ballroom, Mandarin Orchard Singapore Associate Professor Ho Peng Kee and Mrs Yu-Foo Yee Shoon, Advisors, Heartware Network Bill Foo, Chairman, Heartware Network Partners, volunteers and friends of Heartware Network Ladies and Gentlemen […]

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Take Heart, Transform Lives

    A quote once goes, “Life is like an ocean. It can be calm and still, or rough and rigid. But in the end, it’s always beautiful.” Like the ocean, the world that we know holds boundless potential for growth. Overcome those challenges, and you will come out a stronger person. The question is: […]

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Wearing Many Hats

It is hard being a full-time student holding a part time job to pay off everyday expenses. Throw volunteering into that mix? One word: IMPOSSIBLE! And yet this arduous lifestyle has been proven possible. Meet Tiffany Ling, a Year 3 Statistics major from the National University of Singapore. Tiffany Ling Jia Ying, National Day Parade […]

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Stories of Transformations

On 3 July 2017, Heartware Network hosted a Fundraising Gala Dinner with the theme of ‘Take Heart, Transform Lives’ – a motif that encourages resilience in the face of adversity and transformation through acts of servant leadership. The Dinner, which was graced by President Dr Tony Tan and his wife Mrs Mary Tan, was filled […]

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The Subtle Art of Leading

Over the June holidays (now done and dusted!), our tutor leaders from the Tuition Programme seized the opportunity to upgrade their leadership skills while other tutors and tutees enjoyed the well-deserved school break. Talk about maximizing your holidays! Though Heartware Network provides ample leadership training in event-based programmes like the National Day Parade Hospitality Management, […]

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Why Stop When You Can Go Further!

What does ‘teachable spirit’ look like? Some marked characteristics include being aware of one’s own limitations, especially in knowledge and skills, and regularly seeking guidance to fill those gaps. In the presence of mentors, these individuals actively listen and take notes, and are prepared to change their viewpoints. The sincerity to learn motivates them to […]

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An Apprentice at 15

Can you recall what you were doing at the tender age of 15? Most of us would be immersed in friends, studies, and co-curricular activities… but definitely not work. That is not the case for these 20 students from Serangoon Garden Secondary School, who got to experience the authentic working world by taking part in […]

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Two Pulses of a Heart

No two interns are the same. So every time one arrives at the Heartware Network office for the first time, we know the coming months will be filled with pleasant discoveries and boisterous story-telling sessions over lunch. Every half a year, we look forward to receiving a new batch of interns from Universiti Brunei Darussalam […]

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Leadership Begins With Me

Think of a leader you know. How does this leader behave? Is this leader standing above the rest, delivering instructions in a firm voice? Does this leader find time to assure support for others undergoing difficulties? What you probably did not picture is a leader alone, deep in self-reflection. “I cannot give you the formula […]

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9 Heart Values of a Heartware Leader

As of 6 May, we have two Leaders’ Training Sessions in the bag, and a next generation of Heartware Network leaders selected for the upcoming National Day Parade! Old birds have returned to guide the new kids round the block, who are still testing waters with what leadership skills they possess. A leader’s road to […]

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