“Use your hands and minds and your hearts to build something greater than yourself”
I was awarded one of the first five Lee Hsien Loong Interactive Digital Media Smart Nation Award for my project Bus, STOP! at The Special Awards Presentation Ceremony 2017 for contributing to the Smart Nation initiative by harnessing technology to improve the lives of citizens, creating more opportunities, and supporting stronger communities.
Before the ceremony, I had media interviews with about 5 journalists and news reporters and was featured on the local newspapers as well as national television. It was definitely a first for me but at the same time extremely draining because they were all back-to-back.
It was the first time my project garnered so much praise and attention and it made me feel really proud and fulfilling that there are people that believe what I’m doing can really help people which gave me more confidence in myself.