Alan Soh

I am my own columnist, sharing my own thoughts and experiences!

About me – Alan

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Ok, I am hearing-challenged.

Due to viral infection in my left ear,  I wear a digital hearing aid in my left ear.

I also have had undergone a cochlear implant surgery on his right inborn dead ear in December 2011.

Despite all the challenges I am going through, I still remain positive today.

I am a people-centric, friendly and helpful administrative support specialist who choose to adopt an optimistic outlook on all things in life.

With more than 8 years of progressive experience in administrative management, new media, customer services and marketing communications, I possess an innate desire to motivate others, coupled with the ability to communicate comfortably at all levels, therefore ensuring an excellent working relationship with everyone to achieve specific work goals.

I am also open-minded, patient and supportive towards others, especially youths and people with disabilities.

In terms of voluntary work experience, I have more than 10 years of experiences in project liaison & coordination, publicity & marketing, photo-journalism, events planning & management.

Awards and Honour

– The one and only hearing-impaired participant in the marching contingent of People’s Association Youth Movement in National Day Parade 2014. Was also picked as the “Singaporean of The Day” in August the same year.

– Given a 5-year service award for making valuable contributions while volunteering with People’s Association (PA) in 2013.

– Bestowed a Friends of Yishun Town Secondary School (YTSS) Awards in 2010, a privilege award which is given to graduates of whom have had been consistently making significant contributions to the school.

– Selected to represent Singapore in 9th Korea-ASEAN Future Oriented Youth Exchange Programme (Seoul, South Korea) in 2007.

– Nominated for Best Newcomer award in PAYM Awards 2006.

Youth Mentorship

– One of the 18 youth mentors invited to participate in YTSS mentoring programme (for Secondary 1 – 3 underperforming students) from April to Dec 2012, on a trial project basis.

– The first hearing-challenged youth to be selected and invited by National Youth Council (NYC) to join another 39 youths in the inaugural Young ChangeMakers (YCM*) Youth Panel in 2005, which assess and funds community projects initiated by informal youth groups or individuals.

I was on the panel till 2007. Honoured to be invited back onboard in 2016 to help our young people fulfilling their project ideas.

Through YCM, I have had mentored a number of mentees in secondary schools, junior colleges, and polytechnics, in helping them implementing their community service projects.

*YCM is one of the grant schemes administered by National Youth Council (Singapore) to our youths today to help them realise their community project ideas. To obtain more information on YCM, you may wish to check it out  -> YCM information page.

It is your disabled attitude that determines your disability, and I learnt flexibility in beating my own limitation as I grew up so that I can still gain more life opportunities for myself. Positivity helps.

Updated: 4 January 2018

Email: alansoh79@hotmail.com

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