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Filed Under (Class of '60s) by oldboys on 29-08-2020

… because a few Good Teachers Cared

 

Woo Nam Seng (SC, school cert / MCE 1969) was adopted by a Chinese immigrant hawker whose 7th wife was childless at the Chinese Maternity Hospital at Jalan Pudu, Kuala Lumpur. Growing up in poverty, Nam Seng more commonly known as Davy Woo, remembered his home behind Imbi Chapel, KL as having no water and electricity supplies.

 

No Money No Talk

In MBS, he was quiet and timid and often felt it was a situation of “no money no talk”. He had several very good classmates who were well-off but he could not join them most of the time because he had no money. Eventually his classmates gave up inviting him. He was like the many invisible students in the school. Davy was a recipient of the daily Milo recess program for the needy. He worked on public holidays, and weekends to earn an extra dollar and left over (unsold) vegetables for the family and the squatter neighborhood. Then, in the evening, Davy would work at a hawker stall in Jalan Hicks to earn extra pocket money.

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