STF is proud to announce that Mr Lai Han Seng, our very own Secretary General, has been conferred the prestigious SkillsFuture Fellowships 2021. He was presented with the Award on 10 December 2021, by President Halimah Yacob. This is a first ever achievement by a Singaporean Taekwondo coach.
The SkillsFuture Fellowships, in joint partnership with tripartite partners, recognise Singaporeans who demonstrate skills mastery. Not only have they acquired depth in their skills, they are also advocates of lifelong learning, devoted to mentoring and developing others.
Mr Lai’s commitment to the sport of Taekwondo is undeniable. Besides achieving his black belt ranks and completing numerous certifications, to become a qualified International Referee and internationally certified instructor, he developed himself in areas including Sports & Exercise Science, Sports Nutrition and even Early Childhood Education, to improve his coaching pedagogy.
To help promote the sport, he is heavily involved in the Singapore Taekwondo Federation as a board member, course conductor and referee, and volunteers as a coach for the Children’s Aid Society. Additionally, he supports aspiring coaches by donating to the Republic Polytechnic Education Fund’s study awards through his company.
We are proud to celebrate Mr Lai’s accolade and achievement as we wish him all the best as he continues to inspire and make a difference to the development of Singapore Taekwondo.