VOLUNTEER & FUNDRAISING
Nurturing the next generation of Singaporeans
In 2012, Nick had the privilege to be selected by the former Member of Parliament Irene Ng to be the committee member of the Community Arts and Culture Clubs in Tampines. In 2018, he was invited by Member of Parliament Mr Liang Eng Hwa to be the grassroots leader of Zhenghua. He was also appointed by Minister Dr Vivian Balakrishnan to be the Singapore Youth Ambassador.
Besides organising workshops in local schools, Nick volunteers his time and expertise at the St. Andrew’s Junior College, Temasek Polytechnic, Ngee Ann Polytechnic, Raffles Girls Secondary School assisting the students in their school projects. He also mentored students from the Singapore Management University’s Lee Kong Chian School of Business from 2013 to 2016. In 2015, Nick was invited to participate as a SG50 Groundwork Partner in the Pre-University Seminar 2015 jointly organised by St Andrew’s Junior College and the Ministry of Education.
Nick is also an advisor for the Business Advisory Panel for PSB Academy in 2015 and 2016. He conducts school tours and the upcoming school tour in July 2016 will be for students from the University of Wollongong, Australia.
Raising awareness and funds for charitable organisations
Nick contributes to various charitable causes by performingand hosting for charitable events and organisations such as the Singapore Kindness Movement, National Cancer Research Centre, Republic Polytechnic, Tzu Chi, Kong Meng San Phor Kark See and the Singapore Buddhist Federation to help raise funds and awareness.
Ambassador for various organisations and campaigns
Nick is also the ambassador for various organisations and campaigns e.g. the Singapore Kindness Movement, Singapore Youth, Anti-smoking, National Library, Singapore Heart Foundation, African Care Centre, Sian Chay Medical Center and Shan You Counselling Centre.
Nick hopes to inspire young people to help others. One such local cause that Nick is involved in is “Keeping Hope Alive” – a movement to provide much needed support to underprivileged families in Singapore living in 1-room government flats. From 2014 to 2016, Nick was appointed the “Keeping Hope Alive” Ambassador with a mission to create awareness for these families so that more people will come forward to help.
In the Singapore Kindness Movement event that promoted kindness, love, patriotism and filial piety, he organised a Chinese Opera performance with NTUC nEbO youths for the elderly from various nursing homes. It was a special event as the youth participants were performing for the elderly for the first time.
In addition, Nick has been working with African orphans from Africa Care Centre (ACC) to conduct workshops in schools and raise funds through cultural performances from 2014 to 2019. Within the ACC committee, he is in charge of media publicity and youth projects. In 2015, he led a group of Singapore students to Africa for volunteer work with ACC.
On 16 January 2019, Nick was invited to host a group of 150 French students and teachers from ESSEC Business School Asia-Pacific (Singapore campus)
In May 2019, Nick was also interviewed by the Singapore Youth Festival to inspire and encourage Singapore’s youth to continue pursuing their interests and talents in the arts.
In July 2019, Nick was invited by SOTA to be on the panel of arts policymakers and practitioners who are cultural leaders in their respective domains to share with the lecturers and students about how he has promoted the traditional art of Chinese opera in Singapore, Japan and Germany.