The purpose of writing this is to encourage people to do charity and also to satisfy my own ego.
Ego can be a very powerful push factor for achieving success. But it also can be very destructive. You must bear in mind that more than half the problems in the world are due to ego.
Although I am one of the poorest on the selected list, I give away proportionally more in comparison to my wealth. Moreover, my way of giving scholarships to help poor students to complete their tertiary education has a multiplying effect. Up till date I have given more than 300 scholarships.
All scholarship recipients do not need to work for me nor they require to pay back the money I spent on them. But they have to promise me that when they are financially solvent, they would have to help other poor students. Currently about 200 scholarship recipients have graduated and I expect some of them will soon begin to help me do charity. As time goes by, more and more graduates will help other poor students.
I have been selected because of my system of helping poor students.
I am 82 years old and I know for sure I cannot take any money with me when I die. I have written in my will that all my remaining assets will be for charity.
Koon Yew Yin