Our Campaign Story

ends 21 Jun 2020, 11:59 PM

"At first, I was very worried because I am a single parents and I have two other children. I am also supporting my elderly mother. So financially, it was very stressful for me," said Mr Tan.
Joseph was only 8 years old when his father, Mr Tan, noticed him struggling with his school work. After getting recommendations from KK hospital, he had his son assessed and eventually enrolled him into the DAS Main Literacy Programme. Other than dyslexia, Joseph was also failing Mathematics and was recommended that he attend the DAS Maths Programme.
Mr Tan almost withdrew Joseph out of the DAS programmes due to financial difficulties. Fortunately, Joseph's Educational Therapist, Ms Sharon, approached Mr Tan and encouraged him to apply for financial assistance.
"I am very thankful for the DAS bursary and financial support I get from MOE. Because, before this, I really could not cope. And I would be very upset if I had to remove (Joseph) from DAS and his teacher Sharon. He has already improved so much with her and he likes going to her classes. He really needs this specialised help and I am glad he gets to stay."
After reading this story, we really hope that you will play a part in supporting students like Joseph from families with financial difficulties. It is not only us, I am sure that you will not want to see a DAS student with bright future having to stop his classes due to financial problems. It is in your hands to put a smile on these children's faces.
Thank you.

About The Charity

Children suffering from dyslexia are often misunderstood, mislabeled and deprived of the proper attention and support. The DAS aims to provide the expertise to assess and help dyslexic students keep up with their peers in school. In Singapore, about 23,000 children in the age range of 6 to 16 require specialist intervention.Donors help reduce DAS' annual operating deficits and help fund dyslexic children who need financial assistance in overcoming their learning differences. Each donation received will go towards the most pressing need at the moment.With funding from donors, we will definitely be able to maximise our resources to reach out extensively to more dyslexic students.


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