NorthLight School graduate Dhavanisha Siva, Muhammad Asyraf Bin Chumino ( currently ITE Graduate ) are among the recipients of the 2014 Special Awards
Mr Muhammad Asyraf Bin Chumino, 20, is another LKY-STEP awardee who has persevered through the odds. He had quit school when he was 10 to take care of his widowed mother, who was suffering from depression. For two years, he helped with chores at home and attempted to self-study.
When his mother got better, he enrolled in a Mendaki programme for out-of-school youth and attended NorthLight School, where he topped his cohort in 2011. Mr Asyraf then moved on to ITE, where he studied while also working part-time as a waiter to support his family of four.
“It was very difficult to find time for revision because I was working past midnight every day, but I wanted to provide for the family and relieve my mother’s burden,” he said.
Through sheer determination and hard work, Mr Asyraf continued to excel in his studies and graduated from ITE with a GPA of 3.9. Now a first-year Hotel and Leisure Facilities Management student at Singapore Polytechnic, he said knowing his mother is doing well is his best reward for those challenging years.
updated on 20-08-2014
Our Alumni Asyraf was presented the Outstanding Graduate Award for the Nitec in Facility Technology
Our Alumni Asyraf was presented the Outstanding Graduate Award for the Nitec in Facility Technology Course. The award is given to the top 1% of the student cohort who have performed exceptionally well in their course of study as well as in their CCA.
updated on 26-02-2014
Acting Minister Tan Chuan-Jin (L) in action against two players from the NorthLight School team.
Saturday Night Lights (SNL) Central helps teenagers aged 12 to 20 develop character and positive values through the popular sport.
The programme is a tie-up between the philanthropic arms of the Singapore Sports Council and Changi Airport Group.
It is the first time a corporate partner is sponsoring the programme, which is the second of its kind. The first was launched at the old Jurong Stadium in Taman Jurong early last year.
The programme will see youths from the Kembangan-Chai Chee grassroots constituency coached in football and life skills every Saturday. more
updated on 25-01-2014