Spider-Man thrill for dyslexia kids

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Ryan Ho Yan Xing (fourth from left) and his friends at a meet-and-greet session with Tom Holland, lead actor of Spider-Man: Homecoming (Photo: Marina Bay Sands)

Spider-Man’s star Tom Holland was at a red carpet event to thrill thirty students from Dyslexia Association of Singapore (DAS), giving them a once-a-lifetime opportunity to attend the Spider-Man: Homecoming by invite only.

The event organised by Marina Bay Sands and Sony Pictures saw DAS unveiling a new Maths programme curriculum.

Lead actor Holland had a meet-and-greet session during the event.

The students also enjoyed a memorable visit to the Future World: Where Art Meets Science exhibition at the museum, and received exclusive Marvel merchandise.

Ryan Ho Yan Xing (fourth from left) and his friends at a meet-and-greet session with

Aged between 10 and 15, the students attend intervention programmes run by DAS.

A designated charity under Sands for Singapore, Marina Bay Sands’ corporate social responsibility programme, DAS has been working with the integrated resort since 2015.

Marina Bay Sands contributed S$180,000 to fund DAS’ Specialised Educational Services (SES) programmes over a period of three years.

The integrated resort further supports DAS’ initiatives through active volunteerism.

In March this year, ten Marina Bay Sands volunteers  spent a day as ushers and befrienders at a DAS learning centre, where they lent their support during the free dyslexia screening programmes for students at pre-school, primary and secondary levels.

George Tanasijevich, President and Chief Executive Officer at Marina Bay Sands, said: “Beyond providing monetary support to our designated charities such as DAS, we create inspirational opportunities for beneficiaries, leveraging on our facilities or our star-studded events. Today’s Spider-Man: Homecoming red carpet event is a great example. I hope this experience was meaningful for the students from DAS, and we look forward to welcoming them to Marina Bay Sands again in the future.”

The event fittingly encourages our students to embrace their unique ways of learning due to dyslexia and create their own paths by focusing on their strengths, said Lee Siang, Chief Executive Officer.