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Cleaner in Yishun juggles two jobs yet managed to raise 13 children

According to the man's son Sahri, his father works at the hospital at night, then goes on to clean the Yishun neighbourhood after his shift ends at about 7am, with a coffee break in between

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A 68 year-old man works two jobs as both the neighbourhood block cleaner in Yishun and housekeeper at Khoo Teck Phuat Hospital while raising 13 children.

Hi son, 31-year-old Sahri Jumaat, praised his father, Jumaat bin Soori, for being his idol.

Sahri shared photos on social media of him helping his father pick up discarded items near void decks while wheeling a rubbish bin around.

He also wrote, “A perfect role model for me is my dad. My dad is a father who supports the children even when he has no money and being his son is like having a permanent armour for the rest of my life. He will do whatever it takes as long as he gets his responsibilities done”.

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Sahri also said that his father does not tell him how to live his life, instead, sets an example for him.

“The way he overcomes life has taught me that no matter how hard things are, you have to keep going. No matter how little your salary and how hard your job is, for as long as it is right, you just have to get it done”, Sahri says.

According to Sahri, his father works at the hospital at night, then goes on to clean the Yishun neighbourhood after his shift ends at about 7am, with a coffee break in between.
He adds that his father has been a cleaner for more than 20 years, supporting 13 children from two marriages.
About three times a week, Sahri also joins his father in helping to clean up Yishun, where both of them also live.

Sahri, who freely admits he once was a “delinquent,” currently works as a mentor for former convicts.

He ended his post saying, “*I LOVE YOU AYAH”, which translates to ‘I love you, father”. /TISG

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