When he was younger, Dr Ken Ong was just an “ordinary” student.
His results in secondary school ranked him somewhere in the bottom half of his class.
However, the 37-year-old entrepreneur now holds a PhD in Radar Signal Processing.
He has worked in the Defence Science Organisation (DSO) National Laboratory, doing research for the Ministry of Defence (Mindef) and afterwards, set up his own company, Chuan-Fa Auto, which provides technology to alert drivers, to prevent them from getting into traffic accidents.
“It was in my last year in secondary school that I realised how good it felt to help others and how happy it made me to share knowledge with each my peers and study together with them,” said Dr Ken.
On graduation, he enrolled in Ngee Ann Polytechnic to take up a diploma in Electronic and Computer Engineering. While he was there, a staff member at the school introduced the National Youth Achievement Award Council (NYAAC) to him and his friends.
Orientation programme overseas
Dr Ken went on to pursue a Bachelor in Engineering degree at the University of Edinburgh, where he continued to show his love for helping others.
“I joined a group of other Singaporean students at the university to organise an orientation programme for our Singaporean
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