Generation Grit

Generation Grit: Mindful of those who helped him, ex-lieutenant colonel pays it forward

For Choy Yong Cong, resilience is a reflection of the many people who supported him through a difficult childhood. This is the latest in a series on millennials who have overcome the odds.

Mr Choy Yong Cong survived a difficult childhood. He excelled in school and landed an SAF scholarship. When his career was taking off, he lost his mum to cancer but he never gave up.

SINGAPORE - Mr Choy Yong Cong, 34, knows it takes many pairs of hands to raise a child.

Indeed, the deputy director at the Economic Development Board (EDB) is acutely aware that his present success is not his alone. He had help from a host of people - from supportive relatives to caring teachers and understanding bosses - who stepped up when he needed someone.

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