Voices of tomorrow
A well crafted story has the power to evoke emotions and empathy. Individual stories, however, do not always explain the wider context of the story. Novelist Chimamanda Adichie warns that if we hear only a single story about another person or country, we risk a critical misunderstanding. The 50 one-minute stories created in celebration of Singapore's 50th birthday give voice to the Persons with Special Needs community. These stories come from special needs children, their families, caregivers, alumni, caregivers, teachers and volunteers. How is your community or organisation telling your stories? Could Collective Stories better present the needs and challenges that your organisation is addressing? Digital Storytelling offers quick and cost-effective way of creating many stories for your social media platforms. Here are four stories to whet your appetite on how collective stories can break the stereo types we sometimes embrace about certain people groups. Making Other Smile by Kweh Jia Xuan (a person with special accomplishments) I Still Choose Her by Mrs Helen Tan (a mother's story) Anything is Possible by Ang Yi Xian (an overcomer's story) Plan B by Hay Qing Hui (an alumni's success story) Tyros is proud to support the Persons with Special Needs community by training APSN educators in storytelling and through the creation of these 50 stories. The individual stories can be watched at TyrosSG@Facebook.