Mr Chan Weng Yan, James

James, 29 years old, is an exceptional Irish traditional musician with autism. As a flutist, he has been using his talent to give back to society and spread the message of inclusion by performing at events such as the True Colours Festival.

He is nominated by Asia-Europe Foundation where he works, and Mr Edward Lim Xun Qian.

Adelyn is a 19-year-old singer who was born with a rare eye disorder. Undeterred by her visual impairment,she continues to develop her talent and passion for singing. She has been performing since 2010 and is an active advocate for the visually impaired.

She is nominated by ITE College East.

Peter, 25 years old, is a Technology for Good advocate with hearing impairment. Not only is he dedicated to creating a more inclusive workspace for persons with disabilities, he also looks to encourage his able-bodied peers to achieve their goals.

He is nominated by Professor David Lee Kuo Chuen and Mr Tham Yun Zhi.

Samuel is a 21-year-old piano and guzheng hobbyist who has an acquired disability due to extensive acid burns. Highly committed to helping the less fortunate and promoting social inclusivity, he has been performing regularly at multiple charity events.

He is nominated by Club Rainbow (Singapore).

Zui Young, 29 years old, is a Technology for Good advocate who was born with high astigmatism. He has been instrumental in promoting an inclusive hiring process at the Government Technology Agency where he works at and also advocates for workplace inclusivity by speaking engagements.

He is nominated by Government Technology Agency.

Nurul, 35 years old, is a two-time Paralympian Boccia athlete and an accredited tax specialist with spinal muscular atrophy. She serves as a mentor to promising Boccia athletes from the Muscular Dystrophy Association (Singapore) and is actively involved in the para sports movement internationally.

She is nominated by Muscular Dystrophy Association (Singapore).

Ivan is a 35-year-old Taekwondo and Kummooyeh Coach with hearing impairment. He has participated in multiple national championships and also represented Singapore in the Deaflympics. He has been inspiring the next generation of martial arts practitioners since 2008.

He is nominated by Han Academy Pte Ltd.

Alister, 26 years old, was born with Cerebral Palsy and shares his personal story to champion for inclusivity for persons with disabilities. He volunteers actively in Singapore, and not bound by geographical limitations, has also travelled to Australia, Philippines, Indonesia and Vietnam on more than 30 mission trips and community outreach programmes.

He is nominated by Ms Priscilla Gan and Ms Ong Shui Xian.

Danial, also known by his stage name Wheelsmith, is a 26-year-old rapper, music producer, actor and national wheelchair rugby player. Having been diagnosed with muscular dystrophy at the age of four, he is passionate about changing people’s attitudes towards disability and was part of the National Day Parade’s first-ever segment devoted to hip-hop music in 2019.

He is nominated by Access Path Productions.

Megan is a 14-year-old dancer with Down syndrome and is the first and only dancer enrolled into the Down Syndrome Association (Singapore) Fusion Dance Enrichment Programme before the age of 18. It was no surprise when she was selected to join the Special Olympics Singapore Dancesport team and is currently preparing for the Special Olympics Dance Sports Event.

She is nominated by Down Syndrome Association (Singapore).

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Mediacorp Enable Fund launches initiative to support persons with disabilities, their caregivers during Covid-19 crisis

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Heng Lye Nging has not had it easy. Her only child, Lina, was born with

developmental delay, autism and hearing impairment, something she

only confirmed when her child was three years old. Lina is now 24. “

I suspected something was wrong because she wasn’t behaving like

other children. She started babbling at eight months but stopped

soon after. She never learnt to walk. She didn’t play with other children,”

recalled Madam Heng.

It took several visits to various hospitals before Lina’s disabilities were

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