From supporting essential workers performing their duties during COVID-19 to befriending the vulnerable roaming the streets, SCSGT (1) Nur Hazeem Bin Abdul Nasser has proven the depth of his compassion, time and again.
One of the many things that make us proud to be Singaporeans is our willingness to step forward to help those in need – a quality that is even more vital to have today, given the uncertain times we live in. It does not have to be regular charitable work – even something as simple as pushing a wheelchair-bound person across the road or giving up your seat to a senior can make a lasting difference to people’s lives.
In the case of our cover personality, WO(1) (NS) Charles Fakhri Baz, having the heart to help others led him to extend his NSF term by two months to assist his teammates in a training mission. Even today, he uses the skills and knowledge acquired at the Force to help his community stay prepared for emergencies.
Similarly, SC/SGT(3) (NS) Muhammad Shakir Juanada, a two-time world silat champion who is now retired from professional sports, gives his time to mentor junior athletes. This is SC/SGT(3) (NS) Shakir’s way of paying it forward, as he had also been on the receiving end of assistance in his youth.
Remember, everyone can be an impact-maker – you just need to take the first step!