13 October 2021
Paint tycoon Goh Cheng Liang, 94, believes strongly in helping needy students get an education.
This is probably motivated by the fact that he had had only six years of formal schooling, which he later saw as a disadvantage in life.
Mr Goh, one of Singapore’s richest men, set up the Goh Foundation in 1994. He donated $20 million to start the foundation. The Goh Foundation is the sixth largest foundation here. It gave out $16.1 million in grants and donations in 2019.
Mr Goh continues to donate to the foundation through his family trust. The foundation gives Mr Goh an appropriate vehicle to carry out his philanthropic work in a more sustainable and impactful manner.