#BeInspiredSeries

Eyvonne Amanda Lee Yee Yi

Hello there! My name is Eyvonne Amanda Lee Yee Yi. I am 37 years old. I am originally from Kota Kinabalu, Sabah but I moved to Kuala Lumpur when I was 14. I am currently pursuing my Diploma in Special Education (Early Years) at Dika College. I am in my first year and it has been nine months since I started this journey at Dika College.

I came to know about Dika College a couple of years ago, when I was working at Bethel Early Intervention Centre, Puchong, Selangor Darul Ehsan, a centre for the care of individuals with special needs. A student of Dika College who was interning at the centre gave me a very good introduction of the college. I was undecided about continuing my studies at that time, and so I just made a note of the information.  I finally made up my mind to continue my education late last year, and I decided that I would do my diploma with Dika College.

It was not easy at first for me to adapt to life as a student. I had to find my footing in terms of understanding my environment. I found a friend in Tracy Chong, a staff at Dika College, who helped me adjust to life as a student. My experience as a student frequently challenges me to come out of my comfort zone and explore new things. Some of these changes require sacrifices and perseverance, but I am excited at the progress that I have made so far. With Gods grace and with the help and motivation from my lecturers, I am inspired to do my best in my studies.

In my younger days, I was very involved in sports. I played badminton, futsal and I jogged. Unfortunately, a knee injury requires me to be more careful these days. I still walk and participate in suitable sporting activities. Since I started my studies at Dika College, I have developed a liking for reading. Besides my course materials, my favorite book to read is the Bible. I also enjoy music, and when I can, I pick up my guitar to entertain myself and others.  I am always eager to try out new things. Whenever I see something interesting and its something doable, I challenge myself to try it out. When I am able to grasp and master the challenge, I feel a sense of satisfaction and happiness.

My diploma studies have opened my mind to the many opportunities where I can make a difference in my life and in the life of others. For now, I am enjoying learning as much as I can, and loving life as a student.