The LEAP Award 2020 presentation ceremony was held on 1 Sep 2020 at the Singapore Hokkien Huay Kuan Cultural Academy Hall. Mr Lawrence Wong, Minister of Education and Second Minister for Finance, graced the occasion as the Guest-of-Honour, and presented the award to 14 teachers selected from a total of 673 nominations this year.
The LEAP Award (飞跃教师奖), which stands for “Listening Educator for Advancement and Progress Award”, was launched by the late former President S R Nathan in 2011 and 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 naming of the award signifies a leap of faith for a teacher to believe that students have the potential to excel beyond their capabilities.
The 14 award recipients are: