DAS ON SG CIRCUIT BREAKER
DAY 8 – DONATE TO EDUCATE – 1 IN 10!
COVID-19 has greatly affected our efforts to raise funds for our students. Due to the ban on events and social gatherings, DAS is unable to raise funds through traditional methods. Every year, DAS provides over $1.5 million in bursaries to support students from low-income families.
Make this the highlight of your day by giving a portion of what you have to the less privileged.
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ONE IN TEN HAVE LEARNING DIFFERENCES
10% of Singaporeans will have dyslexia. Of that, 4% or one child in every classroom, will have dyslexia severe enough that if they do not receive specialist support, they will fail in our education system. And falling behind their peers may mean they never catch up and reach their full potential. You are unable to determine if a child has dyslexia just by looking at them. Children with dyslexia might start out fine in school but gradually, schoolwork can become a struggle for them.
Many children may not know why they have learning problems, they may be labelled as lazy, or stupid or not working hard enough. They may not get the specialist support they need, especially children from low-income families who don’t have the financial means to find help for their children.
We know that if left unsupported, children with dyslexia may develop low self-esteem, behavioural problems, delinquency and withdraw from friends and teachers.
Many people with dyslexia have overcome their learning difference to excel and succeed. Dyslexia may cause many difficulties, but it doesn’t prevent anyone from achieving their greatest goals, and we know that successful dyslexics, like the late founding Prime Minister Mr Lee Kuan Yew, achieve through a lot of hard work, dedication and resilience. The key is not to be discouraged by all the struggles and failures but to work on their strengths and to pursue them to the fullest. Early identification and early intervention will also ensure success in education leading to successful careers.
DONATE TO EDUCATE
In our efforts to continuously provide and improve our professional services to dyslexics in Singapore we rely heavily on public donations to sustain our daily operations. Donations received will go directly to the bursary fund for low-income families to access our services.
DAS provides more than $1 million in bursaries every year and this figure is rising. Without support from the generous people and organisations of Singapore, this support would not be possible. Please consider donating to DAS.
All donations received will be treated with the highest of confidentiality.