Aminur Rasyid Mohamed Anwar – 2019 SG Silent Hero
1 September 2019 • 3 mins read
Aminur Rasyid Mohamed Anwar
Inspiring Youth Category Winner – 2019
Nominated by: –
During his schooling days, Mr. Aminur Rasyid Mohamed Anwar struggled to do well academically. However, he was given the opportunity to learn and grow from his mentor, who instilled confidence in him. Today he is showing his gratitude by helping the disadvantaged and the underserved communities get a leg up.
A co-founder of Junior Art Lab, Aminur won the Singapore International Foundation’s Young Social Entrepreneurs 2018 programme. Junior Art Lab imparts digital literacy skills to disadvantaged and vulnerable young children, preparing them for the SMART Nation. Lessons and workshops are innovatively designed to be engaging and to cultivate their creative faculties, in art and design.
Beneficiaries include disadvantaged children and youths-at-risk from organisations such as Darul Ihsan Orphanage, Thye Hua Kwan Moral Society, Ang Mo Kio Family Service and Student Centres, as well as People’s Association.
With support and funding from the Singapore International Foundation (SIF), Junior Art Lab managed to acquire touch-enabled computer devices from organisations such as CPAS, MINDS and APSN. These devices are greatly helping people with disabilities and special needs to learn.
Under Aminur’s leadership, Junior Art Lab has also initiated three community-led learning projects with the Lifelong Learning Council. Junior Art Lab’s outreach programmes and workshops have made an impact on over 2,000 children and youths to date.
Aminur has spent a lot of time training and grooming Junior Art Lab’s first Lab Artist, Muhd Sayfullah. Muhd Sayfullah suffers from quadriplegic cerebral palsy. Thanks to Aminur’s efforts, and with support from Club Rainbow Singapore, Muhd Sayfullah has produced digital artworks that are printed on merchandises such as greeting cards and tote bags, providing a source of income for Sayfullah and his family.
Aminur hopes to replicate the model used to help Sayfullah to others as well.
Aminur Rasyid Mohamed Anwar was nominated for the “Inspiring Youth” Category for the SSH Awards 2019. He was the selected winner and received award from Guest of Honour: Mr. Desmond Lee –Minister for Social and Family Development and Second Minister in the Ministry of National Development, at Shangri-La Hotel on 31st August 2019.
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Other 2019 Silent Heroes
Recognising humanity with an award that expresses gratitude of our society for their kindness towards fellow individuals, families, community and environment. Through this award, we look forward to inspiring more to become Silent Heroes. Someday soon, everyone shall be a Silent Hero, not only in Singapore but globally.