We are sharing their stories here, some of which may tug at your heartstrings:
“The JWYEF bursary has helped to fulfil my dream to carve out a successful career. I believe in giving back to my family and the community, especially in helping others in pursuing their studies” – Suhaini
“I benefitted so much from JWYEF’s help. I am really indebted” – Tommy
“As the oldest child in the family, I want to be a good role model to my siblings, to strive for a better life. I want to make my dad happy by doing well. He was studying to be a doctor in Myanmar, but unfortunately had to stop when his father passed away” – Yoga
“Without JWYEF support, I am nothing. Now I have skills knowledge and even a UK Diploma in Automotive. I want to be someone useful so I can take good care of my family” – Brandon
“JWYEF has given me a chance to gain skills to get a good job so that I can relieve the financial burden on my mother. I will work hard for higher level positions in the automotive industry” – Billy
“Rather than making designs for profitable purpose, I prefer to work on non profitable works, to raise awareness and share views on issues challenging the world at large now” – Pui Yuen
“My dream is to become a pastry chef! I also plan to open a restaurant one day” – Mila
“I have always viewed JWYEF as the spring board for me to launch forth in life, and I will always be grateful for that. I hope one day I will be in the position to be able to contribute to JWYEF to help other deserving students to realize their dreams” – Isaac
“I hope one day I will be able to help students achieve their goals just as you have helped me achieve my dreams”- Deanna
“My aspiration is to be the best I can be and to have a fulfilling life where I can look back and be happy about the richness of it all” – Ranjeni
Orphaned at a very young age, Wendy and her brother grew up in separate children’s homes. Having excelled in her SPM, she pursued a foundation course at UTAR – supported by JYWEF & UTAR. Currently she is pursuing a degree in Biochemistry, funded adequately by PTPTN loan and has declined aid from JWYEF as ‘others will need it more than me’ .
““My greatest heartfelt gratitude to JWYEF for the opportunity to continue my tertiary studies. Currently, my plan is to do well and pursue a Master’s in Clinical Biochemistry”” – Wendy
“Without support from JWYEF I would not have come this far to finish my journey with flying colors! My aspiration for the future is to pursue a Master’s degree, and then be able to help to fund other poor students to further their studies” – Shirley
“I would like to express my sincere appreciation & gratitude to JWYEF for sponsoring my studies in MYTC. Whatever I have learned from MYTC will form a good foundation in my life and I anticipate this will help me to discharge my duties well in the future” – Calvind
“I am very grateful to JWYEF for sponsoring my studies in MYTC. Today, I stand proud to acknowledge the efforts from JWYEF and MYTC and that I am able to earn a living and help support my family” – Erwin
““My greatest heartfelt gratitude to JWYEF for the opportunity to continue my tertiary studies. Currently, my plan is to do well and pursue a Master’s in Clinical Biochemistry”” – Wendy“I am grateful to JWYEF for what I am today. In my current work, I noticed that the elderly people are less aware of their sickness and the medication taken. I would like to educate them to help them lead a better life” – Seow
“The support from JWYEF had helped me to finish my studies without financial stress. I will not give up easily to achieve my dream. My plan in future is to have my own company” – Nurul
“JWYEF has helped to reduce financial burden on my family. I plan to work for a few years after I complete my course. Then I hope to be able to save enough money to further my education to become a Mechatronic Engineer” – Christoper
“My mother’s burden had been reduced, due to the support from JWYEF. I am very appreciative to JWYEF for helping me. I am planning to work hard and earn more money to support my family” – Chuah
“JWYEF has helped to reduce my financial burden, by supporting my course fees, & living expenses away from home. I am very grateful to JWYEF. My ambition is to become a famous Automotive Mechanic and open my own car store” – Lim
“With the support from JWYEF, I have a chance to study Automotive course and gain experience in this field. Thank you JWYEF. I plan to work hard to earn money, so that I can buy a house and car for my family”- Zheng Wah
Noell did well in his SPM – 3As and 4Bs. He is now applying to attend a foundation / degree course in a local university The younger sister, Aldevy Maria (left in photo) started primary school with JWYEF support, and had since excelled, topping her class and form, for the past 2 years!
# referral from members of the Joseph Eu Lodge
# referral from a member of the Edward Holiday Lodge
# initial MYTC referrals were initiated by a member of the Elopura Lodge
# a member from the Royal Prince of Wales Lodge kindly facilitated and
supported Smithson’s diagnosis / counselling sessions, funded by JWYEF
become a doctor
Noell did well in his SPM, and is now pursuing a Diploma in Science course in Kota Kinabalu. Richel just completed his SPM, which was delayed from 2020 to 2021. Richen is now in Secondary 4
The younger sister, Aldevy Maria started primary school with JWYEF support, and had since excelled, among the top 3 in her class and form, for the past 3 years! Home learning had been a challenge as the family shared an old laptop, and wifi connection was poor. Smiling cheekily, “we often have to go outside – walk about, climb trees, to get signal!”, she looks forward to being back in school again!
She received financial aid from both PTPTN and JWYE Foundation when she pursued a degree in Accounting and Finance from the University of Salford, Manchester, through Sentral College in Penang.
She obtained a total of 7 Dean’s List Awards, for June 2019 and 2020, September 2019, 2020 and 2021, February 2020 and 2022 semesters. She just graduated with first class honours from University of Salford.
Melody will soon be completing her internship at OSRAM, a global leader in optical solutions.
“JWYE Foundation has helped me focus on my studies without worrying much about my financial situation. Every semester is a new challenge to be better than the last semester and this is the driving force of my achievement fulfilling the expectation of JWYEF and myself. In summary JWYEF makes my journey more meaningful and focused”
Miki obtained the following award : August 2020 – Dean’s List; January 2021, August 2021, January 2022 semesters – 3 President’s List
Her final CGPA of the programme was 3.90, which placed her in the Distinction Award for her Diploma.
Miki has started her Year 2 in her Degree Course in Mass Communications, and is receiving a 70% tuition fee waiver from INTI. Her application for continued financial support from JWYEF is being progressed currently.
“I would like thank JWYE Foundation which has supported me throughout the last 3 semesters of my Diploma course during the Covid pandemic. This has helped to reduce my burden, especially for living expenses during on site classes. It was very difficult to study while doing part time work. I hope I will continue to do well in my Degree course.”