Perennial Real Estate Holdings Limited’s (Perennial) strong social responsibility ethos has led to the company making a gift to the National University of Singapore’s School of Design and Environment.
“We are strong advocates of contributing back to the communities in which we live and operate, and believe the active sharing of successes by businesses with their communities is the key to building a sustainable legacy for the future generations,” says Ms Tong Ka-Pin, Head of Investor Relations and Corporate Communications and Marketing for the integrated real estate and healthcare company.
Perennial has set up the Perennial Real Estate Holdings Scholarship at the Department of Real Estate to recognise outstanding students for their academic achievements and contribute to the sustainable development of the real estate industry in Singapore and the region.
“The partnership through the Scholarship is the perfect platform for us to achieve our corporate social responsibility goals. We hope to empower promising students to pursue their aspirations, inspiring them to become responsible leaders who would go on to make significant contributions back to society through their work and services,” explains Ms Tong. “We are also committed to nurturing and developing a pool of competent and forward looking professionals who are able to become thought leaders of Asian real estate and who will keep pushing the boundaries to ensure that Singapore remains in the forefront of the global real estate industry.”
Nicole Ler Shin, a Real Estate student in her second year in the School of Design and Environment, and a recipient of the Scholarship, says, “I am extremely thankful for the Perennial Real Estate Scholarship. It has allowed me the freedom to invest my time to attain a holistic university education, through academic and non-academic areas. These include enjoying co-curricular activities, building friendships with people who will likely be working in the same field as me in the future, as well as being involved in personal external commitments. The Perennial Real Estate Scholarship has also enabled me to get an internship with Perennial Real Estate Holdings Limited, increasing my passion for the real estate industry, broadening my worldview and allowing me to apply what I learnt into the real world context.
Mr Pua Seck Guan (’88), the Chief Executive Officer of Perennial, is appreciative of the education he received as a student at the University. Ms Tong shares, “Mr Pua has benefitted tremendously from his learning journey at the esteemed institution. Coming from a humble background, Mr Pua recognises the intrinsic value of education and its ability to transform lives, and strongly believes that all deserving students should be given an opportunity to obtain the best education possible to develop their full potential.”