I’m a Sabahan native, aspiring to be a lawyer. I attended the No Apologies® workshop twice – the first time when I just hit puberty and the second time when I just turned 21. For me, this workshop is one of the most important life preparatory courses, especially in the face of today’s liberal society.
Six years ago, I would have laughed at the notion that my family could ever be a source of encouragement. The cracks in my family were deep and seemingly irreparable. I was practically estranged from my parents and my only brother, Nicholas, who is four years older.
In August 2003, I signed up for the No Apologies (NA) Training of Facilitators event, drawn to it by the curriculum on character building and abstinence for youth.
As an Assistant Director (School Division) in the Ministry of Education, my work takes me away from home on a regular basis for as long as 10 days a month. I’m a father to an only son, Hilmi, who is now 18-years old. He used to call me “ibu” (mom) because he spent most of his time with his mother.