Roland

Our Journey With Boys' Town

Looking out of my office to see this boy waving at me, and I knew it was a good day for him.

I recalled his first day in Boys’ Town. He was standing in the heavy rain, shouting and refusing to enter the dormitory. I approached him and brought him to my office for a chat. As a former residential boy, I understood how he was feeling and assured him that the days ahead would be better once he is familiarized with the Boys’ Town culture. That was when I asked him to wave to me daily when he passes by my office, to indicate to me that he was doing well.

Two years later, he was ready to return home. His gaming addiction has been addressed, and through counselling and family conferences he had an improved relationship with his family. He can now practise self-control and places great focus on his education. This reminds me that youths go through different seasons in their life and they need people who understand and care for them, and then they will transform when they are ready.

Boys’ Town is here to provide that space for them to do so. It is a personal mission for me, having been on the receiving end of what the Brothers and the community have given when I was a boy in Boys’ Town. I will continue to lead the organization to advocate for the younger generations who face different challenges in their lives.



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Roland Yeow

Our Journey With Boys' Town

Looking out of my office to see this boy waving at me, and I knew it was a good day for him.

I recalled his first day in Boys’ Town. He was standing in the heavy rain, shouting and refusing to enter the dormitory. I approached him and brought him to my office for a chat. As a former residential boy, I understood how he was feeling and assured him that the days ahead would be better once he is familiarized with the Boys’ Town culture. That was when I asked him to wave to me daily when he passes by my office, to indicate to me that he was doing well.

Two years later, he was ready to return home. His gaming addiction has been addressed, and through counselling and family conferences he had an improved relationship with his family. He can now practise self-control and places great focus on his education. This reminds me that youths go through different seasons in their life and they need people who understand and care for them, and then they will transform when they are ready.

Boys’ Town is here to provide that space for them to do so. It is a personal mission for me, having been on the receiving end of what the Brothers and the community have given when I was a boy in Boys’ Town. I will continue to lead the organization to advocate for the younger generations who face different challenges in their lives.



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