"I had problems
reading, writing and talking to people ...I cannot express myself in words...I cannot do
Rakshana struggled with dyslexia like how others with the same condition did. She shares creative
solutions to work around the problem and encourages fellow sufferers not to lose hope but to find
their own solutions.
"I found hugging the
most overwhelming but I wanted to do that the most"
Shifa' opens up on the challenges she encountered as a person with Autism Spectrum Disorder and how,
over time, she learnt to manage awkward social situations. Her hope is to use her love for poetry to
create and animate stories that will move people.
"I make the best of
any situation… I just want to be treated normally…"
Alex Lim Qi Mao
Born with Spina Bifida, Alex tires easily when he walks great distances. But ever the determined
person, he went even to places that required extended walking while on study tours as an ITE student.
Into his 2nd year at NAFA pursuing a diploma in advertising, Alex also represents Singapore as a
"I tried not to take
revenge, I just ignored them even if they keep returning over and over again..."
Nico Tay Kim Seng
School mates did not understand Nico's Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) condition and he became
the victim of bullies, making it difficult for him to cope in school. Fortunately, there were caring
and compassionate teachers and they left a lasting impression on him.
Although she was born with a rare condition called Nager syndrome that
resulted in an underdeveloped face, hands and arms, 21-year-old Isabelle Lim never gave up. Through
sign language, she effectively portrays her overflowing passion and talent for photography.
Diagnosed with rickets, a brain tumour and dyslexia from a young age, Jeremiah never lost
faith in achieving his dreams. In fact, the feisty 20-year-old plays in Singapore's Cerebral Palsy
football team which won 3rd place in the 8th ASEAN Para Games in December 2015.
"Dare to Dream" is a humble
initiative to assist special needs persons to develop their capabilities so that they can pursue their areas
of interest and gain meaningful employment using the skills they acquire.