Senior volunteers: 76-year-old is 'grandpa' to the pupils he mentors

Volunteer Morni Sulaiman (right) interacts with a student at Naval Base Primary School as part of RSVP Singapore's mentoring programme. PHOTO: RSVP SINGAPORE
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SINGAPORE - Retired bank officer Morni Sulaiman has two grandchildren but they are not the only ones who call him grandpa.

A group of pupils at Naval Base Primary School and Marsiling Primary School also address him by that term - a sign of the rapport built over the many hours he has spent mentoring them.

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