Teen years at Boys' Town taught him discipline, responsibility

Mr David Lye (above) and his brother were placed in the home by their mother.
Mr David Lye (above) and his brother were placed in the home by their mother.ST PHOTO: SYAZA NISRINA

At the age of 13, Mr David Lye and his brother were placed in the Boys' Town home by their mother - a single parent who was struggling to take care of them while juggling two cleaning jobs.

Every fortnight, after a visit back home, he would make the difficult journey back to the 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 'Teen years at Boys' Town taught him discipline, responsibility'. Print Edition | Subscribe