Inclusive model hunt goes online amid safe distancing measures
Despite the safe distancing measures, about 60 children and youth have been taking part in an inclusive model hunt where they learn how to walk on the runway and dance.
Social enterprise Singapore Fashion Runway (SFR) is holding its third edition of Singapore’s Next Top Inclusive Model Hunt, in partnership with YMCA Singapore.
It is a competition where participants are eliminated over several rounds, with winners in up to 12 categories.
But this year, the catwalk and dance classes, which began last week, have been conducted through videoconferencing.
About 25 per cent of the participants have special needs, such as intellectual disabilities or autism, and SFR hopes to boost participation rate to 40 per cent or 50 per cent.
“The beautiful part of this (event) is that those without special needs can learn to give joy and hope to families with kids with special needs,” said SFR founder Eileen Yap.
“At the same time, the children with special needs feel confident, and find the runway format of the event very memorable,” added the trainer at Mountbatten Vocational School for those with special needs.
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