Dr. R.L. Bhatia, chairman and organizer of the annual world CSR leadership awards, presented the Tan Yan Kee Foundation, Inc. (TYKFI) with the 2019 Global NGO Leadership and Excellence Award on February 18, 2019 at the Taj Lands End in Mumbai, India along with other outstanding non-government organizations chosen from institutions from over 33 countries
The award giving body noted that TYKFI is a leading Philippine-based organization, founded on April 7, 1986 by Dr. Lucio C. Tan, a top Filipino businessman, in honor of his father, Mr. Tan Yan Kee. For 32 years, TYKFI has approached corporate social responsibility from a holistic commitment framework in the fields of education, social welfare, health, culture, and sports. Among the Foundation’s flagship programs is the Dr. Lucio C. Tan Legacy Forest Project where it engages in sustainable agroforestry activities, environment rehabilitation practices, and agricultural resources management guided by international NGO standards.
While protecting the environment, the Foundation was cited for providing livelihood opportunities through training programs, calamity assistance, housing projects, and medical and wellness missions for its forest and farm workers. Also at the heart of the Foundation is education with several scholarship programs for various courses in business, engineering, sciences, law, medicine, forestry, and agriculture as well scholarships for children from poor farming communities that the Foundation supports.
Mr. Philip Sing received the prestigious award on behalf of Dr. Lucio C. Tan.