Jimmy Daruwalla Fund (In Memory of our Late President, Dr Jimmy S. Daruwalla)
About Campaignends 22 Nov 2016, 12 AM
In memory of our late President , Dr Jimmy Daruwalla, the Dyslexia Association of Singapore, together with his family, will be setting up the "Jimmy Daruwalla Fund".
Dr Daruwalla was the founding President of DAS when it was first registered in 1991 and continued in this role for 25 years. An orthopedic surgeon, he brought together a small group of friends to start the DAS as a community initiative of the Rotary Club of Raffles City. Over the years, he helped build DAS into one of the most dynamic non-profit organisations in Singapore.
The success of the DAS would not have been possible without his leadership and contributions. His passion to provide the best possible support for students with dyslexia has resulted in the growth of DAS into an organization that today provides for thousands of children with dyslexia and their families through a wide range of programmes and services.
Dr Daruwalla saw dyslexia as an asset. He wanted to ensure that the stigma surrounding the difficulties that children with dyslexia have in education is removed. Hence, he selflessly devoted time and effort to rally for the public to embrace dyslexia and help develop the distinct strengths of dyslexic children.
His untimely passing came as a shock to all. It is through the "Jimmy Daruwalla Fund" that we aim to raise funds to further the cause for dyslexia that he so passionately championed.
We seek your support in making a generous donation to this fund.
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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