16 Singaporean stories

This National Day, we celebrate with 16 stories of people who overcame adversity to give back to society.

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The prison officer

Feeding his hunger for learning

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Siti Hajar

The nurse

After suffering multiple injuries, she is giving back to the community

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Diksha & Satya

The power siblings

Siblings swim for others despite illness

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The Tote Board Group

Giving back to Singapore

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Remaining independent despite losing use of her legs

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The fighter


The writer

She battles bipolar disorder on two fronts

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The swimmer

Breaking records and winning golds at 15

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The assistant coach

'Autism is what he has, not who he is'

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Chong Tee

The water bringer

Quenching the thirst of needy communities

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The studio manager

Enabling others through draughtsmanship

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The beauty lecturer

Student becomes teacher to help other students grow in confidence

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The former gangster

Turning over a new leaf after a vision in jail

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The social worker

Reaching out to the underprivileged

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The bowler

After overcoming childhood leukaemia, her sights are set on gold

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Back on his feet after being told he would never walk again

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The blood donor

Muhammad Fuad

The police officer

Keeping youths on the right side of law through futsal

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The troubleshooter

Teaching others what wheelchair users go through

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