Being a teacher is usually one of the most common aspirations of a child when growing up. Meet a scholar who took that dream and turned it into a career of a lifetime.
By Farhan Shah
When Ruth Yong was in Primary Three, she was already conducting classes from the comfort of her home. She would teach origami from a book and make her student read. Granted, she only had one pupil in her class, namely her younger sister.
“If she didn’t do anything the way I liked, she would either leave willingly or I would throw her out of the class,” Ruth reminisces with a laugh.
“But not to worry, I do not treat my students this way now,” she remonstrates jokingly.
Her love for teaching never diminished throughout her growing years as she drew inspiration from her educators throughout different stages of her life.