The scholarship encourages adolescents from diverse backgrounds to overcome their own difficulties and work diligently to pursue their dreams and equip themselves with knowledge. With the spirit of exerting oneself when facing difficulties, Choi Sin Yu from S5B won the scholarship under the open category for secondary school students.
Growing up with a complex family background, Sin Yu has experienced many adversities in her life. Sin Yu in her young age chooses to confront misfortunes with her positive attitude and breaking through the predicaments to pursue the life she wants. Sin Yu believes that, “we can’t choose where we come from, but we can learn to accept it and find our happiness within.”
Many people eventually remain stagnant as they hesitate when encountering difficulties. However, Sin Yu’s experience has shown us how setbacks can also hone our will and help us scale new heights. Sin Yu is very grateful for having a different experience as compared to others which in turn motivates her to face challenges. The experiences have enriched her life and allowed her to grow and develop. In the future, Sin Yu wishes to become a teacher to nurture the new generation of our society. We believe her optimistic attitude can make her a good and dedicated teacher for sure!