Biography of the Author Ruth Smalley

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Ruth Smalley

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  1. The boy from the Normal stream who almost gave up
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    The boy from the Normal stream who almost gave up

    “When I ask, 'Who thinks that being in Normal (Technical) means it’s the end for you?', a few raise their hands.” But this story proves otherwise.
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    ‘Without him, I’d be in Boys’ Home’: The Normal Stream student who just needed someone to believe in him

    After barely scraping through to secondary school, Yap Zi Yang’s self-esteem was shattered - until a youth worker with The Scaffold Programme ...
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    Friends from other lands: The unique challenges of international students at one primary school

    One is grappling with English; another with local food; a third takes tuition in her native Russian and Mandarin. At neighbourhood schools like ...
  4. Life as an international student at a Singapore primary school 
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    Life as an international student at a Singapore primary school 

    Even before preparing for the PSLE, international students in neighbourhood schools must learn to adapt to local food and other ...
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    I sell fruits because it’s fun: 97-year-old granny in viral post sees wave of kindness

    The day after a Facebook post about the elderly Thomson fruit seller went viral, one customer gave her S$100 for all her stock, just 30 minutes ...
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    How Ramadan Diaries series opened minds, homes and hearts

    Inspired by the CNA Insider series on migrant workers, Singaporeans organised open houses to show their appreciation by giving some of them a ...
  7. The male pre-school teacher
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    The male pre-school teacher

    How would you feel about your child having a man for a pre-school teacher? When Lorbert Tay joined the early childhood sector, winning the hearts ...
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    Battling stigma and distrust, male pre-school teachers find joy in shaping young minds

    With men making up fewer than 1 per cent of pre-school educators in Singapore, those in the sector may need to work extra hard to prove themselves ...
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    From working atop cranes to handling computers, a ‘dinosaur’ keeps up with change

    At 53, he boldly gave the digital workplace a go, after decades at PSA operating container yard cranes. Switching his cabin in the sky for a ...