AMP has received almost a 𝟏𝟓𝟎% 𝗶𝗻𝗰𝗿𝗲𝗮𝘀𝗲 𝗶𝗻 𝗯𝘂𝗿𝘀𝗮𝗿𝘆 𝗮𝗽𝗽𝗹𝗶𝗰𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝘀 this year. Coming from a disadvantaged background should not dampen the hopes of our students in receiving quality education.
However so, it can’t be denied that the pandemic situation has impacted our generation of students, especially for the less privileged, who are facing unprecedented challenges during their key developmental years.
One such student is Shazwina, 22, a fourth-year NUS undergraduate and recipient of the AMP Education Bursary 2020.
Shazwina has had a tough year this year. The Circuit Breaker meant that she and her family of 8 had to cope with cramped conditions in their 2-room flat. It was in these conditions too that she had to study and attend school virtually. To add to that, her father also suffered two heart attacks this year.
She recalled, “This is a ‘new normal’ and I’ve to make the best of what I have right now. Giving up is not an option for us, and I’m glad we’ve managed to come out stronger as a family.”
“My father told me not to worry about the finances and to focus on my studies. He advised me to pursue my passion, and that the rest will follow through,” she shared.
For Shazwina, being awarded with the Bursary means that she’s able to focus on her studies with less worries about her finances. But if it were up to her, she’d want her father to stop working and fulfil his wish of volunteering at the mosque while she supports him.
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