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Let's meet some lifelong learners - Wendy Ong

From as early as the age of 5, Wendy Ong wanted to learn English so that she can be a doctor.

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There was a time when my colleagues and I would hide away from English-speaking customers. But later, I decided to not allow my fear get the better of me and speak as much English as I could.

 

As places at English schools were limited, she went for Chinese education instead. “There was a time when my colleagues and I would hide away from English-speaking customers. But later, I decided to not allow my fear get the better of me and speak as much English as I could.” recalls Wendy who now works in a seafood restaurant.

 

Wendy also started attending the WISE English programme this year.

 

When the restaurant introduced the Point-of-Sales system, she was among the first to volunteer to learn it.  At the age of 54, she learnt to type for the first time. She also put the skills she picked up to good use at her restaurant, where she was progressively promoted from a storekeeper to her current position as a Senior Projects Manager. She translated her restaurant’s Chinese menus into English and has led in a number of the restaurant’s projects, like the New Dish Creation for the Singapore Food Festival.

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