Hopes of a Hero

Malek has been working in Singapore for almost ten years. Malek started coming to HealthServe at the beginning of this year when he was facing gastric problems. His friends had strongly recommended the affordable healthcare services that HealthServe offers, and since then, Malek has been coming here whenever he faces any medical issues.

This was his first time joining our art engagement activity. When asked about his experience, Malek shared that he actually enjoys drawing. But beyond that, he appreciates being able to just relax and share his story through this activity. If the opportunity arises, Malek would like to participate again.

“I enjoy my time here. I think the services are very good, and now can do this, talk to you.”

Malek had drawn a family portrait of his wife, son and himself as he misses them the most. He shared that it hasn’t been easy working in Singapore. With COVID-19 restrictions in place, he has not been able to visit home in more than two years. The last time Malek went home was in November 2019 and since then, he has been missing out on important events like the birth of his son, his first steps and his first birthday.

However, as the family man, Malek believes that it is his duty to work hard and build a brighter future for his son.

“All my hopes are for my baby. My focus, only my family. If I can give them satisfaction and happiness is enough for me.”

Malek’s greatest wish right now is to go home and see his family, especially his son. After which, Malek hopes to return to Singapore and work towards becoming more financially stable. His ultimate goal is to set up a small business back in his hometown so that he can be closer to his family while providing for them.

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