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We all start somewhere. What matters is that we take that step forward. Persons with disabilities prove consistently that they can, if someone believes in them.

In these stories, we celebrate our clients’ successes and our partners and communities who come together to create new possibilities for them.

Learning Beyond Laptops

When the Covid-19 pandemic hit in 2020, it illuminated the value of technology in education, with online learning set to increase from here on. Our partner...
My 20 Years as a Rainbow Centre Volunteer

My 20 Years as a Rainbow Centre Volunteer

Mr Nathan Nair is one of our longest-serving volunteers; 2020 marks his 20th year with us! "I attended Margaret Drive School for my primary school education. The school closed down in 1986 and was converted to a temporary site for Rainbow Centre's Margaret Drive...

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Walking Together on the Two-Way Street of Friendship

Walking Together on the Two-Way Street of Friendship

The befriending programme has brought together an unlikely pairing between the outgoing Filmer and his somewhat more introverted befrienders Theng Soon and Valerie, who joke they are pushed to become more sociable themselves. Filmer, who was born with pilocytic...

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Bridging Connections

Bridging Connections

Whether it is playing Frisbee, bowling, kicking a football around or a walk in the park, Hongshin, Xinyu and Oliver can always be found doing some sporty activity on their outings. They hardly hang out inside a shopping mall, because Oliver feels most comfortable...

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A Colourful Surprise

A Colourful Surprise

For the longest time, befrienders Ee Ming and Ludi struggled to communicate with Keith, 18, who has autism and is minimally verbal.  They first met Keith while working on a community theatre arts project on the hopes and dreams of Rainbow Centre’s graduating students....

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Diving Deep: The Essence of Friendship

Diving Deep: The Essence of Friendship

Weiyan and Kai Lee may often get mistaken as sisters. They share the same bubbly, larger-than-life personality and infectious energy – only that Kai Lee is the “super uninhibited, unfiltered version of myself,” jokes Weiyan. Balancing them out is Jiajin , whose zen...

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Every Bit Counts

Every Bit Counts

Muhammad Rasul Bin Abdullah, 14, and his brother Raihan Mustaqim Bin Johari, 12, attend Rainbow Centre Yishun Park School. Although the brothers are affected by hearing and speech impairments, they enjoy going to school and are always helpful to their peers. For the...

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Overcoming the Odds

Overcoming the Odds

Looking at Harish today, one would never have imagined that he used to be easily anxious and shy. Struggling to manage his emotions, he often resorted to sugary food for self-regulation. Beneath his anxiety, Harish had a deeply wanted to connect with those around him,...

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Giving Back

Giving Back

Meeting people for the first time puts Chai Chang Xun on edge. But learning music has opened up a new world for the lanky 18-year-old. An audition by the Beautiful Mind Music Academy (BMMA), a unit of the Beautiful Mind Charity, opened the doors for his...

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Empowering our students through Assistive Technology

Empowering our students through Assistive Technology

The classrooms in Rainbow Centre offer a world of learning opportunities for 9-year-old Nur Aliyya Qisya Binte Muhammad Fazrin, particularly in terms using of assistive technology as a form of communication. Last year, she learnt how to use TouchChat, an...

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