Bringing together differently-abled talents from India and Singapore

Students from India and Singapore collaborating to showcase their talent through exchange programs is not something new. However when the learning journey includes a trip to the Singapore Association of the Deaf (SAD) to learn the Singapore Sign Language (which is different from the Indian sign language) it does make one stand up and take notice. 

Guest of Honour India's High Commissioner to Singapore Jawed Ashraff flanked by founders of AiMS, Dr. Pallavi Agarwal and Dr. Anamika Gupta Photo Courtesy: AiMS Global
Guest of Honour India's High Commissioner to Singapore Jawed Ashraff flanked by founders of AiMS, Dr. Pallavi Agarwal and Dr. Anamika Gupta Photo Courtesy: AiMS Global

AiMS Global established in 2019, is a Singapore based start-up that prides itself on removing barriers between international and distantly located talents, creatively executing the exchange of ideas and involving a dialogue for an immersive experience.

The pioneer batch of DATLP kicked off with a hands-on design workshop hosted by One Maker Group at the National Design Centre where they learnt design prototyping and 3D printing. Photo Courtesy: AiMS Global

The pioneer batch of DATLP kicked off with a hands-on design workshop hosted by One Maker Group at the National Design Centre where they learnt design prototyping and 3D printing. Photo Courtesy: AiMS Global

Founded in early 2019, AiMS' Differently Abled Talent Learning Program (DATLP) got its first batch of students with special needs flying in from Kanpur, India for a truly global experience. 

It is specially curated for special needs students to help them integrate with mainstream society through international learning enrichment including cultural, technical, social enhancements. 

In an event aptly titled DATLP:Transcending Boundaries, participants from India together with differently abled group from Singapore showcased their special talents in singing, storytelling, magic, handicrafts and caricatures. Photo Courtesy: AiMS Global
In an event aptly titled DATLP:Transcending Boundaries, participants from India together with differently abled group from Singapore showcased their special talents in singing, storytelling, magic, handicrafts and caricatures. Photo Courtesy: AiMS Global

Besides the exchange program with SAD on sign language sharing DATLP includes a collaborative workshop with GIIS International at the School’s smart campus, a tour of the New Water plant to learn about Advanced Membrane Technologies, a visit to the National University of Singapore (NUS) for a project exhibition, a visit to the office of the High Commission of India to understand more about diplomacy and a stage performance at the Ramakrishna Mission. 

The DATLP: Transcending Boundaries cultural event, hosted at National Design center was graced by H.E Mr. Jawed Ashraf, High Commissioner Of India to the Republic Of Singapore and was attended by about 100 guests. Photo Courtesy: AiMS Global
The DATLP: Transcending Boundaries cultural event, hosted at National Design center was graced by H.E Mr. Jawed Ashraf, High Commissioner Of India to the Republic Of Singapore and was attended by about 100 guests. Photo Courtesy: AiMS Global

The students will also visit the island nation’s heritage and modern sites to appreciate the Smart City and local culture.

Author
Lakshmy Iyer
Lakshmy Iyer – Senior Correspondent, ASEAN & Entertainment

Lakshmy has been contributing regularly as a freelance writer since 2012. Her writing has been an amalgamation of the language, literature and rich cultural experiences of India as well as South East Asia. An Instructional Designer by profession she is passionate about lifelong learning. Art is her medium of reflection. She participates in art exhibitions thus contributing to the local art scene and using this platform, supports social causes in Singapore as well.

Comments
Poll

Which service do you use to transfer money for personal use to India?

  • Bank Transfer
  • Remittance services
  • Paypal
  • Wire Transfer services like Western Union, Remit2India
  • International Money Order
Answer
Write your story

Contribute an Article

Learn more