“Humanity is a kind of love that shares among our peers and it helps adolescents with SEN to overcome their learning obstacles, making good use of IT and Multimedia to rewrite their future.”
Exceed limitations and connect with adolescents
Ms Tiffany Chan Wai-fun established one NGO and three social enterprises which specialises in family counselling and Information Technology (IT). For over a decade, through online social media that could go beyond time and location, Ms Chan has built a unique relationship of mutual trust with adolescents with Special Educational Needs (SEN) such as Autism, Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), reading, writing, language and mentally challenged, etc.
Learning progress of adolescents with SEN are relatively slow-moving and they always being assigned simple tasks at work. However, they are showing remarkable gifted-talent and creativity when it comes to specific subject-matters which caught their advertence. Ms Chan considers many adolescents with SEN are gifted in IT, but missing opportunities to be fairly recognized. Since 2014, she has trained Mainland China, Hong Kong and Macau 2000 adolescents with SEN aged 15 to 25 years old through systematizing wide range of specific “Digital Immersion Pre-employment Training Programs”, with a vision to transform them into unique human resources in the digital era.
Unleash potential and forge the future
In order to enhance the team spirit of adolescents with SEN, Ms Chan deployed behavioral compositions of “career planning” in the IT training and established three IT social enterprises. Through the internet, around 300 corporate volunteers were enlisted to provide internship opportunities for adolescents with SEN, in hopes of enhancing their team spirit, strengthen their communication and presentation skills, as well as their ability of logical thinking.
Ms Chan embraces parents to actively involved in her parent-child educational programs and produce cartoon animation, so as to learn through edutainment, and facilitate in-depth communication between parents and teenagers. In last two years, she had shepherded different teams of adolescents with SEN to design and co-create 430 educational programs, functional games and cartoon animation, with users in over 221 non-Chinese speaking countries.