Crystal has been attending SCC’s Learning Kampung since she was in lower primary. For 3 years, she worked with a volunteer who provided her with one-on-one homework support. Although the volunteer is no longer a member of the Learning Kampung Programme, Crystal and her family have kept in touch with the volunteer, and Crystal formed a strong bond with the volunteer’s teenage daughter—whom she considers a role model.
When Crystal was in Primary 6 in 2019 she joined the PIPS and PLAH programmes to receive more intensive support in English, Mathematics, and Science while she continued attending Learning Kampung. Due to Crystal's Dyslexia, all of her classes had to be at a foundation level. However, with her diligence and the support from her teachers, volunteers, and parents, she scored well enough for her PSLE to choose between going to the Normal (Academic) and Normal (Technical) streams.
As an enthusiastic student with a can-do spirit, Crystal chose to take on the challenge of going to the Normal (Academic) stream. She continues to persevere in her studies and is back in Learning Kampung. This year she has made more friends and formed more bonds there to mutually support each other in their learning journey!
Ayisy is a hardworking PIPS programme participant. He has consistently attended the programme with his sister, demonstrating a high level of drive and persistence. During one of our programme sessions, we discovered that he was talented in the art of public speaking. As a result, he was given the opportunity to serve as emcee at multiple community events, including the Award ceremony for the PIPS students and the IWUE 2019 event. These opportunities have inspired Ayisy to pursue a career that revolves around public speaking—such as a lawyer or an actor. Through sports enrichment and learning journeys, Ayisy has also learned to be more considerate and respectful in engaging others.
Ayisy continues to study hard for his future. His newly discovered drive has encouraged his family to save for their own home in order to provide a better environment for him and his siblings. Fortunately, a kind benefactor has stepped forward to provide monthly funding to support Ayisy and his siblings' education. This has allowed his family of eight to finally save for their own home!