Defiant child found purpose in his studies

Mr Lee Pan Liang, now 24, says his years in the Boys' Town home helped change his attitude and he learnt the importance of keeping his emotions in check.
Mr Lee Pan Liang, now 24, says his years in the Boys' Town home helped change his attitude and he learnt the importance of keeping his emotions in check.PHOTO: COURTESY OF LEE PAN LIANG

Change of environment provided by Boys' Town home helped him focus on schoolwork

He was once an angry and defiant child who did not like to study.

Mr Lee Pan Liang, 24, was a self-professed "naughty child" whose mother placed him in Boys' Town's home.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 15, 2018, with the headline 'Defiant child found purpose in his studies'. Print Edition | Subscribe