How being empowered has led him to become a diversity champion
SMU alumnus Alister Ong who is born with cerebral palsy shared how he has overcome challenges, found purpose with the support of his community and the National Council of Social Service, and led him to become a diversity champion. AWWA also followed through with his academic developments in university. Funded by the National Council of Social Service (NCSS), AWWA runs specially curated programmes and services like early intervention for pre-schoolers, education and integration support for children and adults with additional needs, social assistance for vulnerable families, and care services for seniors. At SMU, lecturers allotted the Bachelor of Science (Economics) graduate extra time during exams, as his handwriting speed is affected due to motor coordination difficulties from cerebral palsy.