Sheila D/O Manokaran
“Driven” will be the first word that comes to mind when describing Sheila d/o Manokaran. Many will be amazed at what she has achieved at such a tender age. In her capacity as President of the Student Ambassador Club in 2012, Sheila led the club to greater heights through increased participation in College activities. To build stronger ties and bonds within the club, the 20-year old took on the initiative to design and implement the Sports Chill Out Programmes for fellow Student Ambassadors and also conceptualized a revamp for how student tours were conducted to place a greater emphasis on understanding and appreciating the facilities. Sheila understood the needs of her team and injected the element of fun and excitement in her initiatives. Many a time, Sheila had risen to the occasion of having her views heard during her participation in dialogues and forum sessions, which included interactions with Mr Bruce Poh, our CEO/ITE and serveral other Ministers. She was also active in environmental causes and contributed her time in the Keep Singapore Beautiful Movement in Sep 2011, where she successfully lead a group of 2 out of 24 ITE College Student Leaders to participate in this forum. As the key presenter for the Bin it project, her efforts were recognized by Dr Vivian Balakrishan who selected her idea to be developed further with NEA. Sheila is indeed gem of a student leader! In 2012, Sheila was awarded the ITE CCA medal for all her contributions in the Student Ambassador Club. Presently, while studying Higher Nitec in Process Plant Design in College Central, Sheila has been appointed the President of Care & Repair Club. The Club provides opportunities for students to participate in meaningful community service activities and be more socially responsible youths. On a personal level, despite her busy schedule, Sheila had volunteered her services twice at Sri Narayana Mission Home to care for the elderly. When Typhoon Haiyan struck her mum’s country of origin, Philippines, in 2013, Sheila, without hesitant, initiated a donation dive to help the victims in need. Moving forward, the ambitious student leader hopes to attain a sponsorship from the esteemed Shell company and pursue a career in the petrochemical industry. “We only live once. Live life to the fullest”. This is what drives her to what she is today.