Leong Chee Keong
As an alumni scholar, I'm proud to be one of the monthly donors to Jeffrey Cheah Foundation and I try my very best to contribute my time by attending and joining Alumni / Scholarship events. I hope I can in anyway encourage the current Jeffrey Cheah Community Scholars to appreciate everything the foundation has provided.
“I believe that each of us should have a higher purpose in life. In my case, that purpose is to give back to society in a meaningful and impactful way and to encourage others to do so as well. My personal motto is: I aspire to inspire before I expire.”
-Tan Sri Dr Jeffrey Cheah-
As one of the recipients of Jeffrey Cheah Community Scholarship, I was rewarded with full scholarship for my Diploma and Degree programmes in Sunway University. Those words by Tan Sri Jeffrey had been an inspiration to me to give back to society. It cultivated a believe and conviction in me that giving back to the community is important. It is with the support from the Jeffrey Cheah Foundation that I was able to graduate and land myself a job in an MNC.
Now, as an alumni scholar, I’m proud to be one of the monthly donors to Jeffrey Cheah Foundation and I try my very best to contribute my time by attending and joining Alumni / Scholarship events. I hope I can in anyway encourage the current Jeffrey Cheah Community Scholars to appreciate everything the foundation has provided and share my story and experiences to them during the gathering session. Apart from that, I also join the Sunway Mentoring Programme as a mentor to student who is graduating soon and entering the workforce. This is a very meaningful event to guide graduating Sunway students and a great opportunity to network with people.
One of my highest achievements during my time in Sunway is to represent Jeffrey Cheah Foundation to give thank you speech to the foundation contributors and to present “Appreciation Memoir” to Tan Sri Dr Jeffrey Cheah during the Alumni Homecoming Dinner in 2017.
The key giving experience which I’ve encountered is definitely the contribution from Jeffrey Cheah Foundation and it does impact my life by giving me the opportunity to complete my tertiary education in Sunway University and be part of the Sunway family. The foundation did encourage me to contribute to the society and I hope I can encourage others to do the same.
LEONG CHEE KEONG