Tag Archives: Special Needs

Mother Looking For Malay Couple Who Saved Boy From Roadside

A car camera video showed a driver making a left turn along a road junction and encountered a boy suddenly running onto the left lane of the road. Fortunately an unidentified man came running to the rescue of the boy and safely removed him from traffic. The mother later saw a Malay couple holding on to her son. She was so overcome with shock and relief that she did not manage to say anything much to them except "May Allah bless you both." Now that the mother has composed herself, she is reaching out through social media to try to find this kindhearted Malay couple who saved her son.

Read More »

CAN SG SCHOOLS EVER MIX FOREIGNERS, LOCALS, ELEMENTARY AND SPECIAL NEEDS STUDENTS UNDER ONE ROOF?

There are 250 students, including 12 special needs children who are mixed with the overall student population. It has 58 teachers and 25 staff, which works out to a teachers to students ratio of about 2.3 : 10, and a staff to students ratio of about 1 : 10. The teachers’ salary range from 2.5 to 5.5 million rupiah (S$265 to S$582). The school is licensed to operate by the Government and has been refusing to take certain government funding for many years, because of the conditions that come with such funding. Needy students also get scholarships to study free of charge. Of the about 250 students – about eight of them are foreigners. No distinction is made between Indonesian and foreign students. Many graduates from the school keep coming back to be volunteers. I spoke to one who spoke in perfect English, who was full of praise for his experience as a student.

Read More »