Views from the Top – Growing new ideals of progress

Media: The Business Times


Date: 20 Jul 2020

How do you see Singapore’s economic and business policies evolving as a younger electorate looks beyond bread and butter issues to matters of social inclusiveness and equality?

For the education sector, social inclusiveness and equality would include the furthering of inclusive education for those with special needs as well as issues such as bullying. However, it is important not to lose sight of bread and butter issues. At the Dyslexia Association of Singapore (DAS), more than 50% of our students are supported by bursaries to pay for their fees. During the circuit breaker, DAS managed to provide direct interaction and support for 98% of our students through online teaching. But there are still a good number of students from lower-income families whose learning is disadvantaged due to the lack of digital devices or internet access. To them, it is both a matter of bread and butter as well as inclusiveness.

Mr Lee Siang