Written by Mike Morales, DAS Outreach Officer

Dyslexic students may have difficulties in their academics but definitely not in the performing arts category and these four DAS students are a true testament of that.

The Dyslexia Association of Singapore (DAS) is one of the charity beneficiaries of the President’s Challenge. Our students were invited to perform for the President’s Challenge Donors Appreciation night held at The Istana last 28 November 2018.

Practising as early as September 2018 our selected students gave it their all.

Sophia Moey of Parkway Parade Learning Centre sang beautifully Disney’s Moana theme song, “How far I’ll go” mesmerising the crowd. Then the MGM boys of Tampines Learning Centre, namely Maxx Ng, Glen Ng and Musa Najib, entertained everyone with their energetic dance performance.

The whole ballroom was impressed as they clapped throughout the performance. Their performances were really something to be proud of.

To top it all, the kids answered the emcee’s questions with wit and intelligence proving that not only can they perform but are smart as well.

These 4 students are good examples of how support through remediation and motivation can really have a big impact on dyslexic child’s life. Dyslexia is no longer a problem but something to push as more to succeed and do well in life.

KUDOS to Sophia, Maxx, Glenn and Musa. We are all proud of you.

This article was published in FACETS Vol 3 2018

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