Dyslexia Association of Singapore

Website: https://das.org.sg/
Sector: Children, Youths, Special Needs
Participated in the YFC programme before?: Yes
Name of Representative Surjati Soekraman
Email Surjati@das.org.sg
Contact Number 65940310


Description of Organization

“The Dyslexia Association of Singapore (DAS) is a non-profit social service agency that provides a wide array of services for people with dyslexia and other specific learning differences, not only in Singapore, but in the region. Currently, DAS provides intervention for over 3,500 pre-schools, primary and secondary schools for students with dyslexia and other specific learning differences in Singapore. Some programmes offered at DAS but not limited to are Main Literacy Programme, Preschool Programme, Maths Programme, Chinese Programme, Speech And Drama Arts, Speech-Language Therapy, iReaCH™ and iStudySmart™

Our mission is to empower those who learn differently, including those with dyslexia, to achieve their true potential.

The goal of the Company is to establish a world-class organisation committed to empowering people who learn differently including those with dyslexia in Singapore. We are driven by a steadfast dedication to providing exceptional support, resources, and opportunities that enable these learners to flourish academically, emotionally and socially.

At the core of our organisation lies a deep commitment to understanding and addressing the unique challenges faced by those who learn differently. By employing evidence-based approaches, innovative interventions, and personalised strategies, we strive to unlock their untapped potential, fostering a sense of belonging, confidence, and purpose.”


Intended use of funds through the YFC programme

“Currently, DAS provides intervention for over 3,500 pre-schools, primary and secondary school struggling learners in Singapore. Remarkably, more than 50% receive part or full waiver of their DAS fees in view of their family’s financial circumstances. Every year, DAS has to raise over .9 million in order to provide financial assistance in the form of bursaries for students from lower income families to ensure that they can access the specialist intervention that they need and deserve and which do not receive government fundings. The funds raised through the YFC Programme will go towards the bursary fund.


Engaging and involving the YFC participants

As part of our engagement with the teams that chose DAS as their choice of social service agency to support, we will be sharing more about dyslexia and what DAS does in a short awareness talk. We will also create opportunities for the teams to learn more about our students with dyslexia and other specific learning differences through videos and organizing orientation sessions or events where they can learn more about our mission, the work we do, and the impact it has on the beneficiaries we serve. Providing opportunities for direct interaction and involvement can help foster a deeper understanding and connection, ultimately igniting their passion for the cause.