Shaul Hameed s/o Mohamed Shariff, currently an Architecture student at Singapore Polytechnic, was part of the pioneer batch of students from ITELP in 2015. The programme had just been introduced specially for ITE students to develop and groom them into effective leaders. Shaul enjoyed the five-month long programme thoroughly and learnt a lot from it. As a participant of ITELP in 2015, Shaul broadened his knowledge about leading and implementing projects. In 2016, he challenged himself to be a mentor for the new batch of ITELP students as he believes strongly in contributing back to the very programme that played a significant role in shaping him to be who he is today.
“First-hand knowledge as a previous participant meant I was better able to guide the students in their projects. Also, being a mentor required us to evaluate participants’ projects and this allowed me to improve my decision-making skills and be a better leader.”