“It is truly more blessed to give than to receive.”
This was what Emmanuel Wong from 19A05 had to say when asked about his journey towards the ‘A’ Levels.
Being diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactive disorder (ADHD), gearing up for the ‘A’ Level examinations was fraught with many personal challenges. These challenges were exacerbated due to Covid-19 as the pandemic hit his family’s source of income and the two-month lockdown heightened family tensions. Emmanuel did not have a conducive place to study and battled anxiety as the examinations loomed nearer. With support from his teachers, the school counsellor and the school’s chaplaincy team who found him housing at St Andrew’s Hall, Emmanuel was able to find his footing and complete his ‘A’ Levels successfully. Emmanuel scored A’s for his H2 subjects (English Literature, History and Economics), General Paper and Project Work, as well as a C for H1 Mathematics.
The support that Emmanuel has received drives him to extend the same care and concern for others. He currently mentors children at St Andrew’s House, facilitating student activities and caring for the students’ well-being. Emmanuel’s story is one of resilience in face of adversity. We wish Emmanuel the very best as he strive towards his ambition to do policy-planning with the Ministry of Social and Family Development.