A $7.1 million contribution was given to Ngee Ann Polytechnic from the Ngee Ann Kongsi.
Up to $2 million of the donation will go towards an education fund for students. It will support local and overseas student development programmes as well as Student Aid Grants for needy students. The Ngee Ann Kongsi philanthropic foundation donates 25 per cent of its annual income regularly to the polytechnic.
One beneficiary of the donation is Mr Phang Ye Sheng, who went to Australia for a hands-on 19-day programme on environment and society. "I feel privileged to go on such an overseas programme which had nothing to do with my engineering course," he said.
Senior Minister of State for Health, Dr Amy Khor, was the guest-of-honour at the cheque presentation ceremony on Wednesday.