NFC celebrates its 40th birthday!

August 15, 2017

4,000 staff mark ruby jubilee with half-day event of food, shopping, games and performances.

NFC turns 40: Guest of Honour NTUC Secretary-General Mr Chan Chun Sing (centre, in orange tee) joins NTUC First Campus (NFC) staff for NFC’s 40th anniversary celebrations.

Over 4,000 staff from NTUC First Campus (NFC) celebrated its 40th celebrations which was held at The Lawn@Marina Bay on 21 July. Graced by Guest of Honour, NTUC Secretary-General Mr Chan Chun Sing, the event was organised to mark the ruby jubilee of NFC.

With both stage performances and carnival on-going at the same time, the day saw staff being treated to entertainment, good food and shopping at the event.

On stage, local band Jack and Rai started off the celebratory atmosphere with a lively performance.

Sound of music: Local band Jack and Rai opened the jubilee event with ‘oomph’.

Following the performance, both Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of NFC, Mr Chan Tee Seng and Guest of Honour, Mr Chan Chun Sing took turns to address the crowd, where they congratulated NFC for serving and benefitting children of families in Singapore for the past 40 years.

The VIPs on stage namely, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of NFC, Mr Chan Tee Seng, Guest of Honour, Mr Chan Chun Sing and NFC Chairman Prof Tan Cheng Han then proceeded with the launch that unveiled the “Towards NFC 2025 Together” art canvas. At 10 metres long, it was a masterpiece of artworks from everyone at NFC, and symbolises NFC’s conviction to come together towards our vision 2025.

Launch of a shared vision: (From left) NFC CEO Mr Chan Tee Seng, NTUC Secretary-General Mr Chan Chun Sing and NFC Chairman Professor Tan Cheng Han activated the launch unveiling the “Towards NFC 2025 Together” art canvas.

Shortly after, everyone finally got to witness what many had been waiting for – the Grand Final of NFC’s Got Talent, where seven finalists wowed the judges and audience with their diverse talents ranging from singing, jamming and drumming to a puppet show!

Jamming their way to victory: The team from My First Skool (MFS) at Blk 170 Hougang show off their jamming skills during the NFC’s Got Talent Grand Final. The group eventually walked away from the competition with the grand prize – a gift voucher worth $1,500!

But the event was not just all about fun from the stage! Queues were spotted at the carnival, where staff patiently waited under the bright morning sun for their turns to savour complimentary goodies and drinks from the 20 food and beverage stalls available.

Meanwhile, others were seen shopping around 16 merchant stalls of the carnival in the hopes of finding accessories or apparels to be bought home, while several adventurous staff could be seen “ambushing” and “battling” their colleagues over a game of Laser Tag at the Virtual Reality (VR) booth.

As our staff indulged in the fun and bonding time with their fellow colleagues, they also shared their sentiments on what this event truly means to them and the pride of being an NFC-ian to celebrate 40 years of making a difference in the lives of children and families.

Bonding over food: NFC staff enjoy the food and each other’s company during the outdoor carnival of the 40th anniversary celebrations.

Ms Christina Tan, 46, Principal of The Little Skool-House International At-OCBC-Centre said, “I think this is a good time for all of us to bond and be together as a family. NFC has come so far as a leader in early childhood education and I am proud to celebrate this milestone with the other staff through this event.”

The event is over but the journey has just started. Let us continue to fly the NFC flag high towards NFC 2025 together!

Written by:

Shang Thong Yi
NTUC First Campus