Ron Tan Zi Kai – 2018 SG Silent Hero
28 September 2018 • 2 mins read
Mr. Ron Tan Zi Kai
Hearts of Humanity (Care & Disabilities) Category Winner – 2018
Nominated by: Singapore International Foundation
Ron Tan is an example of not letting personal disabilities get in the way of artistic expression. Despite having 80% hearing loss, he taught himself to play the piano, with the help of a hearing aid and even started a social enterprise – Inclusive Arts Movement (I.AM) – a talent management company to help musicians with disabilities, while pursuing his polytechnic diploma. Ron assisted his band in securing opportunities for performances.
Being in the top 10 of the Singapore International Foundation’s Young Social Entrepreneurs programme in 2013, Ron and his band have performed on various occasions such as the ASEAN Social Entrepreneurship Conference and SIF Connects!
Video of Ron, Zi Kai Tan of how he pushed beyond his deaf limitation and turned it into a learning journey for all disabilities to not give up in their dreams and ambitions of being a music artist.
Ron, Zi Kai Tan was nominated for the Hearts of Humanity (Care & Disabilities) Category for the SSH Awards 2018. She was the selected winner and received award from Guest of Honour: Mr. Tharman Shanmugaratnam –Deputy Prime Minister , at Shangri-La Hotel on 30th September 2018.
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Other 2018 Silent Heroes
Recognising humanity with an award that expresses gratitude of our society for their kindness towards fellow individuals, families, community and environment. Through this award, we look forward to inspiring more to become Silent Heroes. Someday soon, everyone shall be a Silent Hero, not only in Singapore but globally.