Shantal Chan
Charities lead, The Social Co
Corporate Sponsor:
Manila Mavericks
Special Olympics Singapore
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Who are you? Tell us a bit more about yourself!

Hi there!! I’m Shantal Chan. Many know me as being a Sportsperson, I’ve been running competitively at the age of 10. Started playing Tennis leisurely and eventually competitively.Basically my passion for sports will never die, as I do not like to sit still. Apart from Sports, I enjoy meeting people as that is where I get to learn from individual who are wiser. Currently I’m running an indoor air solution business which gives me an opportunity to meet people from various modes of life and be exposed to various situation. I enjoy learning and picking up new skills from every individual i meet.

What’s your story? Tell us about a life-changing incident.

Growing up in a single parent family since the age of 3 definitely made me a more independent individual. Watching how tough my mom work to raise my brother and I definitely inspired me to be a stronger person.

Why 50for50 and why now?

I was introduced to this project by a good friend to be in charge of the charities lead, meeting the charities made me want to go further to make a greater change for them.

What gets you up in the morning?

Everyday I know I’m making a change in someone’s life and that I’m one step closer to achieving my goals in life.

Why this cause out of so many causes?

I strongly believe that everyone deserves a chance to participate in any kind of sports that they are interested in. This applies to both adults and children and as a person that enjoys sports, I would like to support Special Olympics Singapore’s efforts to provide training for these individuals with intellectual disabilities. I believe that sports has that transformative ability to unite people :)

Any experiences with charity or non-profit work before?

I’ve taken part in community work such as assisting in the maintenance of the Bako National Park which allows me to gain an understanding and appreciation of environmental and conservation issues.

What kind of change are you looking to bring about as a changemaker?

Spreading good to every individual.

What is your big idea on how to raise funds for 50for50?

As I’m meeting many people everyday , every individual I meet I will get them to do a $50-$100 donations at the same time I’ll convey my message across to them.