Businessman Mohamed Abdul Jaleel gives $500,000 to The Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund
Businessman Mohamed Abdul Jaleel knows what it is like to go to school hungry.
The 55-year-old remembers scrimping on the money given to him for transport to and from school. He would walk for 30 minutes instead, so that he could afford to buy snacks and drinks.
He even had to drop out of secondary school to help ease his family's financial burden.
But later, Mr Jaleel went from doing odd jobs such as washing toilets and helping his father run his convenience store to founding a company with an annual revenue of more than $100 million.