马来西亚陈嘉庚基金 Tan Kah Kee Foundation

陈嘉庚(1874-1961年)是20世纪初马新华人社会的杰出领袖。他在17岁那一年,从中国福建集美,漂洋过海来到新加坡随父经商,以其独特的睿智和魄力,壮年时期便事业有成,成为驰名海内外的第一代华人制造商。当时,陈嘉庚在全球各国建立了庞大的企业集团,横跨工业、商业、报业、种植业及海运业,对马新早期的经济发展华人社会进步作出重大贡献。

集实业家、慈善家、教育家、社会活动家等多重身份于一身的陈嘉庚先生,主张“教育为立国之本,兴学乃国民天职”,毕生致力于兴办教育、社会公益事业,始终力行实践“诚毅”二字座右铭。

陈嘉庚先生对马来亚社会各领域贡献良多,然而,在如今马来西亚却少有人提起陈嘉庚的生平事迹。马来西亚为海外华人华侨重镇,住着700万名炎黄子孙,在民族情感日益稀薄、传统观念渐受世界潮流颠覆之际,将陈嘉庚先生,这位先贤典范形象重新展现出来,传颂嘉庚伟大的精神与思想,具有特别的当代意义。

有感于嘉庚精神与他的传奇事迹有逐渐式微的趋势,2011年6月,马来西亚华商与文教推手陈凯希先生与陈友信先生发起成立马来西亚陈嘉庚基金。随后获得丹斯里拿督斯里林玉唐与拿督张润安的大力支持,四位华商成为陈嘉庚基金成立之初的董事。在陈嘉庚先生逝世50周年之际,马来西亚陈嘉庚基金筹委会正式成立。筹委会初期致力于各项工作与活动,同时着手筹建马来西亚陈嘉庚纪念馆,以复兴嘉庚精神。

Tan Kah Kee (1874-1961) was an outstanding leader of the Malaysia’s and Singapore’s Chinese community in the early 20th century. He came from JiMei, Fujian, China to Singapore to do business with his father when he was 17 years old. He then became the world-renowned first generation of Chinese manufacturer due to his distinct wisdom and courage. At that time, Tan Kah Kee established a large enterprise group in various countries across the world, spanning industry, commerce, newspapers, plantation and shipping, and made significant contributions to the early economic and social development of Malaysia’s and Singapore’s Chinese society. 

Tan Kah Kee wore many hats such as business tycoon, philanthropist, educationalist and community leader. He advocated that “Education is the foundation of the country, and revitalise the school is the duty as a citizen”. He had devoted himself to the establishment of education and social welfare takings throughout his life and had always practiced the motto of “sincerity and perseverance”.

Tan Kah Kee contributed a lot to the social development and educational development in Southeast Asia. However his long-term dedication and commendable character seems to have been forgotten in today's context, where it has been absent from people’s lips and the mainstream values of today's society. Malaysia is an important settlement for overseas Chinese housing up to seven million overseas Chinese. As national sentiment increasingly become frail and traditional values are gradually taken over by international trends, it seems that it is time to reintroduce the great spirit and thought of Tan Kah Kee to bring out its far-reaching significance.

In June 2011, Malaysian Chinese businessman and cultural and educational advocates, Tan Kai Hee and Tan Yew Sing, felt that Tan Kah Kee’s spirit has declined tremendously and so initiated the idea of establishing the Tan Kah Kee Foundation. Shortly after the launch of the Foundation, they received strong support from Tan Sri Lim Gait Tong and Dato’ Ir Steve Chong Yoon On, which four of them became directors of early Tan Kah Kee Foundation. From there they hit it off and established Tan Kah Kee Foundation formally on the 50th anniversary of the death of Tan Kah Kee. In the early days, the Preparatory Committee was committed to various work and activities and at the same time building Tan Kah Kee Memorial Malaysia to rejuvenate the spirit of Tan Kah Kee.

2013年4月,马来西亚陈嘉庚基金获得注册并正式成立。同年10月6日,马来西亚陈嘉庚纪念馆正式开幕。陈嘉庚纪念馆设馆于吉隆坡暨雪兰获中华大会堂三楼,这是马来西亚、乃至东南亚第一座以陈嘉庚为人物主题的纪念馆。馆内长期展示陈嘉庚的生平事迹,另配合“先贤交辉”常年特展,免费向公众开放。自开馆至今,纪念馆举办了“先贤交辉”特展及巡回展、“育苗计划”、各类型的讲座、座谈会、课程等,除了迎来各地参观者,并积极走出纪念馆,到各地巡回展出陈嘉庚的生平事迹。

从2014年开始,马来西亚陈嘉庚基金相继成立“陈嘉庚文化中心委员会”、“陈嘉庚纪念馆”、“嘉庚学堂”、举办“陈嘉庚精神奖”,共同致力于策划展览、举办学术与推广活动、培养人才、支援教育工程等,以实际行动来落实与弘扬嘉庚精神。陈嘉庚基金曾举办的活动包括:“嘉庚之夜”陈嘉庚基金晚宴、陈嘉庚精神奖、“先贤交辉”常年特展与座谈会、“先贤交辉”巡回展、“嘉庚学堂”公开课程、“中学生陈嘉庚常识比赛”、“嘉庚语录书法比赛”、“嘉庚讲座”、“嘉庚论坛”、“育苗计划”、“寻根之旅”冬令营、“厦门嘉庚精神研习营”、“陈嘉庚征文比赛”,以及主办或协办各主题的研讨会、座谈会、交流会等。

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In April 2013, the Tan Kah Kee Foundation was registered and formally established. Then in the same year on 6th of October, Tan Kah Kee Memorial Malaysia was officially ready to raise the curtain. It was located at the 3rd floor of The Kuala Lumpur & Selangor Chinese Assembly Hall. This is the first memorial hall with Tan Kah Kee’s theme in Malaysia and even in Southeast Asia. The memorial hall will display Tan’s life stories with different theme of Tan Kah Kee Memorial Special Exhibition for free to the public.

Since 2014, the Tan Kah Kee Foundation has successively established Tan Kah Kee Cultural, Tan Kah Kee Memorial, Tan Kah Kee Academy, plan exhibitions, held academic and promotional activities, cultivates talent, support educational projects, and implement and promote the spirit of Tan Kah Kee with practical actions. Some of the activities that Tan Kah Kee Foundation held included Tan Kah Kee Foundation Dinner, Tan Kah Kee Award, Tan Kah Kee Memorial Special Exhibition, Tan Kah Kee Academy, tour exhibition, quiz competition, calligraphy competition, essay competition, forum, winter camp, as well as hosting or co-organize seminars, symposiums, and conferences, which has been actively engaging with public and attracted visitors from all over the world.

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