SGRainbow’s Senior Programme Manager, MH, is one of the four recipients of the Acts of Greatness Award. Here is his response to the award:
“I have never put in effort for SGRainbow hoping to get any form of recognition. I believed that there are many others who have done so much for the community and I would like to share this award with them. The challenges and the uncertainty makes all the work we do exciting and worthwhile. This is my first award ever since I started SGRainbow years ago. Having this award does not mean that the work stops here. It’s a motivation for me to keep on going!
People always question how SGRainbow is surviving considering that there are many social media apps such as Grindr and Jack’d, and youth nowadays can find whoever they want to in a hassle-free manner. But what I can say is, these platforms are different and they serve different purposes. There is that authenticity when you meet someone in real life and you don’t judge them based on their looks, ethnicity, religion, disability and so on. This is important. We are so used to the apps and having the notion of a ‘perfect person’, that we forgot about the things that we don’t see that is deep within.
There is still so much we can do on the ground level. I do implore youth to take the initiative and do what they feel best. It is alright to make mistakes and fail. As cliche as it sounds, we pick ourselves up, learn from those mistakes, and we strive to do better the next round!
Thank you to all – organisations, colleagues and friends – who have helped make the community a better place to live in.”
To read MH’s story or view other champions, click here.