Views from The Top: Girding up for adaptive living

Media: The Business Times


Date: 28 Jun 2021

​What do you see as the most important change cities must make, to be resilient to future shocks?

Cities must ensure that education is not disrupted in all kinds of unforeseen circumstances as it is a driver of long-term success. A great city should also be inclusive and take care of the entire school-going population including those with special needs. Last year’s pandemic brought to our attention that many low-income families lacked devices and online access to carry out home-based learning. The Dyslexia Association of Singapore (DAS) was able to overcome this challenge with the help of generous sponsors. Since then, the Singapore government has also introduced schemes to ensure all households have online access – this is an important step to strengthen our resilience in the area of education.

Lee Siang
Chief Executive Officer of DAS