'Great leaders don't just tell you what to do, they show you how it's done'
I have always wanted to effect positive change within the community, and I realised the best way I knew how at one point was through education. That was when I embarked on a personal project to help madrasah students improve their understanding on Science and Maths with the aim of achieving good results for their penultimate O level exams. I spent five years as an educator at Madrasah Al-Irsyad, teaching graduating classes various subjects, opening free classes to students who were willing and keen to learn. I strived to not only impart knowledge in preparation for their exams, but also share life lessons which I hope built their resilience and character – the most significant one being “great leaders don’t just tell you what to do, they show you how it’s done”.
I’m honoured to have been the first batch of 11 Juris Doctor Graduates from SUSS, and to have been awarded the Ministry of Law Study Award and the Justice Choor Singh Study Award during my time in SUSS. I'm currently pursuing a career as a legal associate at Emerald Law, specialising in family law and civil litigation.
Being a full-time student, balancing family, studies, work and making time to volunteer was definitely challenging. I’ve learnt the importance of having a strong sense of purpose, and continuously reminded myself why I started the journey, which helped me to stay focus and grounded.
As an AAAC member, I wish to be a source of inspiration and knowledge for individuals who’d like to walk a similar journey as myself. Giving and sharing is something that I hold close to my heart, and I believe that one small action can inspire great change.
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