A Handicraft Collective by Looi Siao Siang, Khor Eng Sheng, and Gwendolene Chia
“Persistence and Determination are what they have,
Failing and falling are part of their daily routine,
Getting up and trying again and again is what they do,
Hope lights up each time as they inch closer to victory,
as they make it through another day!”
-Mother of a Gentle Hero
The Gentle Heroes is a group of young adults with multiple challenges who are determined to live purposeful driven lives.The mothers work alongside with these youths with dedication and patience, training them to be independent and productive.
These young hopefuls learn to bake, cook, paint and do housekeeping as their daily training. Besides sewing and craftwork, they learn different musical instruments as enrichment program. Some have even taken up the skill of using the computer as a learning tool.
Through these crafts they produced (80% independently), they hope to create awareness that inability is limited by what you think you can’t. Choose “I CAN”. They did.