Every day we get news and updates on Covid-19. Through them, we learn about the doctors and nurses, ambulance drivers and undertakers, healthcare workers and volunteers who continue to work tirelessly to combat the spread of this deadly pandemic. But did you know there are many other unsung heroes who are also playing important role in this global challenge?
The eleventh issue of Contact is dedicated to one of OUM’s most accomplished alumni and a Covid-19 hero many may not know about. Accompanying this feature article are stories on one early childhood education expert and an author, both of whom proudly graduated last year. We also take a serious look at the problem of world hunger, and as a nod to these uncertain times, talk about embracing change.
For many of us, a big part of Covid-19 is about statistics. How many cases and new clusters are reported today? What are the latest infectivity, fatality and recovery rates? How many people have been vaccinated so far?
Imagine going to bed hungry every night, scavenging for food in someone else’s trash, or surviving on a packet of instant noodles split between several meals.
Dr Ng Poh Yoke, 49, worked with young children in a kindergarten for 16 years. Last year, she made a big leap in her career by joining a private university
The Greek philosopher Heraclitus said, “Change is the only constant in life”.
There’s nothing easy about writing books but for Dr Umi Kalthum Ngah, writing has been a lifelong dream, respite, and distraction from stress. This author of 14 books and counting is certainly an inspiration through and through.