It is hard to believe that just a few months ago, Nisha* was a shy individual who kept to herself. When the 26-year-old with mild intellectual disability first joined APSN Centre for Adults in March 2023, she struggled to adapt to the new environment and keep up with her vocational training programme. With encouragement from her supportive instructors and peers, Nisha gradually warmed up to those around her and began to adapt well to the vocational training schedule.
Nisha’s passion for gardening bloomed during her horticulture lessons. During the lessons, she initially faced difficulties in the handling and positioning of secateurs when pruning plants and sowing tiny seeds on the germination tray. However, through the guidance of her horticulture instructor, Joel, and with consistent practice, Nisha now performs these tasks with confidence.
Being a highly motivated individual, Nisha is always eager to learn advanced horticultural skills, and she actively assists her peers with their tasks. Nisha’s family is also pleased with the remarkable improvements in her vocational skills and social skills.
Nisha’s journey towards leading an independent and fulfilling life would not have been possible without the unwavering support of donors like yourself. You can help ignite the light of hope for our trainees with special needs through your continued support. Your donation plays a vital role in helping to equip our trainees with special needs with the necessary skills required for the work force.
*Name has been changed to protect the identity of our beneficiary.