Two years after his stepfather’s death, his youngest sibling passed away in 2020 due to
a disability. His family went through another wave of sadness, this time amidst the COVID-19. With help from friends, family as well as members of the public, Joshua and his family are able to keep moving forward despite the many challenges faced. Being a Zakat recipient as well, his family received support from mosques and their social development officer (SDO) to help them through the difficult situation. “It felt lonelier because people can no longer come to visit now. But this does not stop us from moving forward. Thank you, Zakat payers.
“Alhamdulillah the assistance has really helped my family and siblings to have food on
our table every day.” “My mother too has also gotten a new job as a financial accountant last February,” he added. Since 2016, Joshua has been awarded Best in Quran four years in a row in his school. He joined the inter-school Azan competitions where he recently won 5 th position. “My hopes for myself is to do well for PSLE and make my mother happy. “I’m inspired by my teachers and I aspire to become like them one day – to help nurture people develop their fullest potential. “And I hope for a brighter future for my family and my siblings,” said Joshua.