... They worked with inexhaustible energy because they felt the survival of Singapore depended upon them.  Ngiam Tong Dow, a young EDB director, later permanent secretary of the ministry of trade and industry, remembered what Keng Swee told him,... that every time he drove by a school and saw hundreds of children streaming out, he felt downhearted, wondering how to find jobs for them when they left school. - From Third World to First - The Singapore Story: 1965 - 2000 by Lee Kuan Yew