The LEAP Award which stands for “Listening Educator for Advancement and Progress Award”, was launched by the late S R Nathan in 2011 and is awarded by Singapore Hokkien Huay Kuan (SHHK) annually to recognise exceptional teachers who have made a positive impact in nurturing their students from the heart. The name of the award signifies a leap of faith for a teacher to believe that students have the potential to excel beyond their capabilities.
The award presentation ceremony was held together with the SHHK Teachers’ Day Appreciation Dinner on 30 Aug 17 at the Marina Bay Sands, Sands Grand Ballroom.
This year, a total of 645 nominations for 254 teachers were received from school leaders, fellow teachers, students and parents nationwide this year. Ten outstanding teachers were selected by the Selection Panel. The 10 award recipients are: