Encouraged by her father, a neurosurgeon who set up his own free clinic, Hai Ying planned to become a doctor. But after leaving medical school after one term, she decided to focus on healing hearts instead of bodies.

Hai Ying started her long and storied career in social work as a Child Protection Officer for the Ministry of Social and Family Development. She then began working at a Family Service Centre, taking on as many cases as she could, before eventually being asked to run a home for the destitute. Hai Ying was then given the opportunity to lead an organisation aimed at helping children from vulnerable families. In 2015, Hai Ying became the Executive Director of SUN-DAC, a day activity centre for persons with intellectual, physical, mental, sensory, and learning disabilities between the ages of 16 and 60.

Hai Ying and her team of social workers prove that no action is too small when it comes to helping others.

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