The work of The HEAD Foundation as a think tank is to define and plan new methods for the advancement of education in Asia. The HEAD Foundation supports the practical application of research and thinking in education and leadership development with select initiatives. The role of the Foundation in these projects ranges from an active designer and organizer, to development advisory support.

Current initiatives under discussion or in effect consist of:

  • Research collaboratives in the Foundation’s fields of interest;
  • Leadership development programs and simulations;
  • New models for education; and
  • Co-sponsoring of executive training programs.

The Foundation will continue to monitor the work in the region which it feels will contribute to the advancement of education and leadership for development in Asia.

Congratulations to the winners of THF Imagine the Future of Asia Essay Competition!

The HEAD Foundation congratulates the following winners of its inaugural essay competition. The winning essays were chosen for providing original, well-researched, informed and fresh perspectives while addressing the themes of human capital, education, leadership and sustainable development.

 1st Prize – By Tanuj James George

Much Ado about Learning: A Vision for Education in Singapore, Twenty Years from Now

2nd Prize – By Woon Xin Hui

Defeating Our Hypocrisies in Climate Change

3rd Prize – By Ian Ho Jin Yi

Innovative Means, Productive Ends

Commendation Prizes have also been awarded to the following individuals for their notable entries.

  • Anh Thu Nguyen
  • Dollaya Hirunyasiri
  • Grace Nathania
  • Gwyneth Teo
  • Jansen Tham
  • Ooi Li Hsien

All winners have been notified. The HEAD Foundation would like to thank everyone who participated and made the inaugural essay competition a success.

The views expressed in these essays do not reflect the views of the HEAD Foundation. The content of the essays, including syntax and grammar, have not been modified for the purposes of publication.


(This RFP is now closed)
The HEAD Foundation (THF) is pleased to announce its 2016 Request for Proposals (RFP) for social and education projects. Through this RFP, THF is seeking to provide funding for projects that contribute to knowledge dissemination and societal development, thus allowing the Foundation to fulfil its mission of contributing to Human Capital & Education for Asian Development. As a non-profit organization that enables positive social changes in Asia, we are keen to support projects that