Greatest Achievement

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Thinking back, I found my greatest achievement amusing. It was not even something I wanted to undertake at first. It was mandatory, as it would jeopardise my educational pathway if I did not contribute to the society as such. I found community service absurd and a waste of my ‘precious’ time. Helping old folks? Aren’t they going to pass on soon? What is the use of helping them? Regrettably, these were my thoughts. However, after the fruition of the project, I came to calling it my greatest achievement and one of the most significant lessons I had learnt. In Singapore secondary schools, it is compulsory to obtain a certain number of Community Involvement Programme (CIP) hours each year. It is imperative if one wants to get into a good junior college as the bonus points will not be awarded to those who fail to do so. I was an ambitious student, aspiring to get into one of the top junior colleges in Singapore. Therefore, I have no choice but to accumulate CIP hours. My teacher, got the class to form groups of 5 to 6, asked us to plan a community service project. I was elected as the le...
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