03 August 2014

End of the Tunnel ( Pt 25 ) –
From burger stall to MRI T.0 Tesla & beyond

Among the many who turned up to wish us Selamat Hari Raya is this young man.

Almost four years ago I wrote about this boy, Din and his plight to get into medical-related field of studies ( click here ). He joined Almanar class after passing his UPSR examination with grades 2A’s, 2B’s and 1C. Three years later he improved his performance passing his PMR with  5A’s and 3B’s. For his SPM he also obtained 5A’s and 3B’s. Strong in English, Maths and Physics he was accepted to do a three-year diploma course in Radiography at a premier university medical centre. With grit and determination Din ended the course at the top of the dean’s list.

Proceeding as planned, he started working at the university hospital for four years and joined the university academics on part-time basis to earn a degree by the end of next year. He has in mind to pursue a post basic course related to nuclear medicine which will lead to a master’s degree. Of his future he would like to have a career at a specialised  medical centre or a university, preferably back in Terengganu.

No, he cannot divorced himself from his home state where the rest of his family live. They are economically better. His mother no longer runs the burger stall by the roadside where Din used to help during his school days. His aged father, who was introduced to fishermen’s life at the unbelievable age of eight, cannot stop going to sea. “ If he doesn’t go he will be sick!”, mused Din of his father’s passion for the salt sprays of China Sea and the sun burning on his back.       

 Radiologist, teachers and dentist

Radiologist, MSc ( herbal research), Nursing

Like Din many of his ex-Almanar friends, have emerged from the end of the tunnel, convinced that there is future for everyone who is willing to sweat for it. Pakcik wishes him and the like of him all the best – and would like to think that they would not forget to serve the many deserving people around, with a sense of gratitude to Him.

Berkhidmat kerana Tuhan untuk kemanusiaan


ngasobahseliman said...

Alhamdulilah, di dunia pun sudah dinampakan munafaat membantu yang kurang kemampuan. Semoga anugerah di Akhirat ialah Syurga Firdaus, tanpa hisab dengan semua yang di sayangi. Dengan Rahmat Allah yang tidak terhingga.

kaykuala said...

Dear Pakcik,
I always look forward to such encouraging stories of success. They make do with what they have. But given half a chance and given the opportunity they really excel much more than those better off than them.There are so many success stories with Al-Manar's help. Syukur Alhamdullilah. They worked for it yes,but Al-Manar had provided the opportunity in the first place! Great! Congrats to them and to Al-Manar!


Al-Manar said...


Saya berterimakasih atas ucapan dan doa yang baik. Puan sendiri pun tidak kurang menyumbangkan pendidikan kanak kanak. Itulah yang kita boleh buat dengan mudah sebagai sumbangan kita dalam umur kita berada.

Salam hormat kepada Puan sekeluarga.

Al-Manar said...


I cannot write beautiful poems and writing events is much easier. Sotat is how it goes. I realise what I am doing is meaningful. Writing about what I have experienced is intended to show the way to others to give service which is easy to execute but beneficial to the children in the long run. Thank you for your words of encouragement, my friend.

Anonymous said...

Pakcik,thank you for the wishes. Thank you for being our strength and bring us to what we are today. Meeting you is one of the blessings in my life. Thank you. We love you.

Al-Manar said...


It has been the kind of students like you that keeps me going tirelessly at Almanar. All our efforts are worth it.