To the amazement of her parents, Serena could read before she turned 12 months, at a year old she could name all the planets in the universe. At a tender age of 3, she even appeared on a local television program “Malaysia Hari Ini” to attempt UPSR questions and it was no surprise she excelled with flying colors. In only the past year, 2015 she has bagged many extra-curricular titles under her belt:
Tesco Merdeka Coloring Contest
Tesco SpongeBob SquarePants Coloring Contest
Sodexo/British School Safety Awareness Poster Competition
Queen Elizabeth’s Birthday Poster
Chinese New Year Poster
KL International School Cross Country
International School Association Cross Country
British School Swimming Gala and Sports
Despite being occupied in various activities be it academically, creatively or sports, this gem of a girl has been a philanthropist since she was 5 where she donated food and birthday cakes to PERKIM Alor Setar Orphanage House for 3 consecutive years.
Today, this aspiring young role model has also gained public recognitions which include:
Top 3 Finalist of the Young Changemakers Awards 2016 - The Young Changemakers Summit which was held on 20th Nov 2016 in conjunction with Universal Children’s Day was run by children for children aged 6 to 15. The finale of the workshop series – run by WOMEN:girls, under the auspices of the Ministry of Education and with content developed together with UNICEF and Digi Telecommunications was attended by 300 young changemakers and their enablers (parents, teachers, family and private corporations). The highlight of the summit was the Tuanku Bainun Young Changemakers Awards which received over 150 nominations nationwide and these ten finalists were selected for stepping up and taking action to make the world a better place. Serena was nominated as the top 3 winner that was deemed the most courageous and inspiring and brought home a trophy and RM2,000, all of which was contributed to the autistic centre.
Following her achievements she was also featured in various news publications in multiple languages: