Generation Grit

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

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.

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.

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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