Nur Akmal Fatin
Giving back is so uplifting
Social worker Nur Akmal Fatin is proud that she is able to help children with behavioural issues. She has beautiful memories of these ‘successful’ clients.
Pursuing a career in community service didn’t come naturally. Fatin ‘discovered her passion’ when she was roped in to help single mothers in Perlis after completing a Hotel and Catering Management diploma. Her mother, herself a single parent, became Fatin’s biggest fan and mentor.
She went on to get a degree in social work from Universiti Sains Malaysia. Being a social worker and working with people can be hard. There is no one-size-fits-all solution. When the going gets tough Fatin gets going, relying on motivational books, co-workers, former lecturers and even advice from mum to try and resolve tough cases. Fatin learned the message of ‘giving back’ from mum.