How I Up-Graded Myself in Church | HOGC Academic Excellence & Holistic Development Programme3 min read
By: Kevin T.
The Heart of God Church Academic Excellence and Holistic Development (AE) programme motivates and empowers youth to excel in school, have great relationships with their family, and do good in church. AE initiatives include AE sermons, a Study Buddy app, a study rule, study spaces in church, and much more!
Beyond academic progress, students also develop in skillset, leadership and confidence, mature in character, and grow to make a difference in the lives of others.
Here are three stories of how our youths have had their lives changed through the AE programme.
1. From EM3 to ITE to Polytechnic to University | Heart of God Church Academic Excellence Programme
Joey was known as the kid who could not study and failed all his exams, but he ended up topping his cohort and winning the Lee Kuan Yew Scholarship. In this story of hope, Joey shares how he achieved what he never thought was possible.
2. From Serial Gamer to A*Scholar | Heart of God Church Academic Excellence Programme
In secondary school, Jarren was addicted to gaming and ended up failing most of his subjects. Things changed when he heard an Academic Excellence (AE) message by Pastor How on “Creating Winning Habits”. By creating one key habit, Jarren’s results improved dramatically, and he even attained a near-perfect GPA.
3. Overcoming the Challenges of Cerebral Palsy | Heart of God Church Academic Excellence Programme
Riady was born with cerebral palsy, a condition that affects muscle coordination. This means that activities such as writing, walking, and speaking are not easy tasks for him. However, the AE programme encouraged Riady to rise above these challenges. Eventually, he graduated from Nanyang Technological University and started his full-time career. His story was even featured in the local Chinese newspaper, Lianhe Zaobao!
Interested to find out more about the AE programme? Check out our upcoming AE weekend here!