JAKARTA: In conjunction with the AYF programme, Fellows attended SIF Connects Jakarta a platform for the SIF to reconnect and renew relationships with programme alumni and Friends of Singapore (FOS). More than 200 members of the diplomatic community, FOS, and Singaporeans based in Jakarta attended the event on 3 November.
At the event, SIF Chairman Ambassador Ong Keng Yong expressed his appreciation for the warm friendship and cooperation with Indonesian partners for the past 30 years. He noted that, since 1992, the SIF had collaborated on more than 100 projects and initiatives in Banda Aceh, Bandung, Jakarta, Medan, Surabaya, and Yogyakarta in the fields of healthcare, education, social entrepreneurship, and the arts and culture.
He said the SIF was honoured with the Adinata Award1 by the Indonesian Embassy in Singapore in August 2022. The award celebrated the foundation’s longstanding partnership with Indonesia to uplift lives and strengthen ties between Singaporeans and Indonesians.
In his address to the Indonesian community at the event, he said: “This award is a great
encouragement to all at the SIF – our volunteers and staff – who work with you to shape new realities for a better world.”
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