DMC students win SingTel video contest, donate winnings to needy students
A touching video profile of the first Asian amputee to complete a triathlon produced by a trio of Diploma in Mass Communication (DMC) students clinched the top prize at the recent SingTel SEA Games Video Competition 2015.
Second-year students Muhammad Yusri Bin Jumari, Muhammad Iskandar B Rossali and Natalie Ann Fernandez edged out the competition with their video tribute to local para-athlete Mr Abdul Alim Mohamed Hanifah, titled “Aspire to Inspire”.
The trio were inspired by the resilience of Mr Alim, who lost his right leg in a traffic accident in 2002 but overcame his depression and handicap to participate in his first triathlon in 2010.
Organised in conjunction with the SEA Games 2015, the competition saw eight other student teams from local secondary and tertiary institutes submitting videos on everyday Singaporeans who inspire them.
Moved by Mr Alim’s example, the DMC students decided to “give back” to the community, donating $3,000 from their $5,000 cash prize to the Republic Polytechnic (RP) Needy Student Fund which provides financial support to students from disadvantaged backgrounds.
The trio also won five pairs of tickets to the SEA Games Opening Ceremony on 5 June 2015.