Generation Grit: 'He would have been proud,' says first class honours grad who stayed up nights to care for ailing dad

After her father fell ill, Ms Maharah Abdul Mahid had to balance school with caregiving duties. Despite her hardships, she graduated from Nanyang Technological University with first-class honours and found time to give back to the community.

SINGAPORE - Maharah Abdul Mahid burned the midnight oil studying till 5am almost every day in her first two years of university.

It wasn't a problem of time management, but so she could keep vigil over her ailing father, who suffered from a recurring lung infection for close to seven years.

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