St. Joseph & # 39; s Institution student Wei Jin, 16, noticed that he struggled with his studies after starting secondary education.
His performance influenced his self-confidence. His biology teacher Lim Meng Chye, however, helped build his trust and encouraged him in his schoolwork.
Here is Wei Jin's submission for the Samsung-Stomp Inspiring Teachers Awards:
"Only a short introduction of myself, I did not do it academically well in secondary education, especially for biology." I was actually a freethinker, often considered shy and introverted, I lacked self-confidence because of my academic struggle, I did not seem to express my struggles and I often doubted myself.
"Fortunately this has changed this year, my biology teacher, Mr. Lim Meng Chye, has helped me not only my academic qualities, but more importantly, to stimulate my self-confidence." He then introduced me to the Christian faith, which opened me to the exploration of finding my own faith.
"When I stagnated constantly in the same low figures in biology, I shared my problem with Mr. Lim, and he comforted me that I was not alone in the struggle to overcome the problem.
"He proposed to turn to God to ask for help and guidance, he also sent me texts from Bible quotations.
"When we met at school, he gave me advice on smart studying for biology.
"He also offered to check my biology knowledge at the end of the school week, and he opened more consultations for me, although his schedule was very full.
"Over time, I began to feel confident when approaching biology questions. The daily work checks also helped me to be more disciplined in completing my daily workload. I also started looking at God more often as a mainstay thanks to Mr. Lim & # 39; s constant encouragement to trust and trust in God.
"When I shared my struggle with Mr. Lim, like my self-confidence and low self-esteem, he told me an article about The Daily Bread, and I still remember that the article was about the belief that God has over all human beings.
"Mr. Lim explained to me slowly how important it was to trust yourself with God's presence, he then advised me to read more of such articles to learn more about God." This opened me up for reading such articles about daily bread and reflecting. on them.
"As time went on, I began to learn more about God and how he helped others." Lim also talked to me about God and even discussed a scripture with me to increase my knowledge of God.
"Since I met Mr. Lim, he was very open and welcoming, sometimes when I feel down, he is open to seeing me and talking about my problems.
"He understands my problems well and tackles them slowly.Through his step-by-step approach to solving a case, I can solve a problem in a cool, complex way.
"Thanks to the support of Mr. Lim, I am also grateful for the many people who always support me in times of fear, he is more of a brother and a friend.
"I am glad that I am able to meet such a pleasant and friendly soul It was not easy to get through such a person, and I feel that he has indeed done something good for me in a short span of six months to allow me to patiently overcome my problems, just like a brother. "
The competition is now closed and the winners will be contacted shortly.
Read all entries for the competition here.