12 Feb '12, 3am

Inspired by his humanities teachers, Ex-Dunearn boy Kelvin Ang pays it forward with book award

One particular school geography lesson has stuck in Mr Kelvin Ang's mind, even some 25 years later. To kick off a discussion on the fishing industry, his teacher, Mrs Lim Boon Liang, made tuna sandwiches. Mr Ang had other memorable teachers while he was at Dunearn Secondary School in the 1980s. Thanks to those like Mrs Engratia Yee, who "made stories come alive", literature showed him how individuals are not alone. Through the influence of art teacher Ang Oo Seng, the teenager - son of a retired clerk and an NTUC Income employee - gained a fondness for retro 1950s fonts and an appreciation of aesthetics. These humanities teachers and others "shaped my career path, my life path", said Mr Ang, now 40 and a deputy director at Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA), whose job involves conservation work. Like for many people, it was a realisation that only coalesced over the years...

Full article: http://www.todayonline.com/Sunday/FaceintheCrowd/EDC12021...

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