Deaf Empowerment Programme: REstar ► Equal Dreams


Total contact time: 16 hours (1 session per week, total 8 sessions)

Estimated preparation time: 1 hour per week

Every Saturday, 2.30pm to 4.30pm

Session 129 April
Session 26 May
Session 313 May
Session 420 May
Session 527 May
Session 63 June
Session 710 June
Session 817 June


ITE College Central, 2 Ang Mo Kio Drive, Singapore 567720, Blk E Level 4, National Education Hub, Future Zone

About the Programme

Equal Dreams’ very first Deaf Empowerment Programme aims to empower all Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals to recognise their strengths and to discover self-identity.
This programme will use a combination of reflective and introspective questions to guide participants in reflecting on their own self-identity and strengths. They will be guided to think about their education and career pathways, and how they can use their strengths to achieve their goals. In addition, participants will be able to interact with peers from the Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing community, and forge relationships with other Deaf/HOH youths for peer support. Through these interactions, participants will gain a renewed understanding of their own disability, and discover their place in the Deaf community.

Check out this video by programme developers and trainers Tina Li and Patricia Merilo to find out more!

Descriptive transcript of the video here

Learning Outcomes

  • Each of the youths will be able to understand more about themselves.
  • Youths will be empowered to find their passion and strengths. 
  • Youths will be able to visualise their journey.
  • Youths will be able to apply strengths to their journey and goal.  

Target Audience

  • Deaf and Hard of Hearing youths in Tertiary Education (ITE, Polytechnic or University)
  • For youths based in Singapore


Singapore Sign Language and Speech-to-text Interpretation will be provided. Let us know if you have any other access requirements.

Programme Fee

Early bird registration (on and before 22 April 2023): SGD$30 per pax

Standard registration (after 22 April 2023): SGD$50 per pax

Note: This is a special price for the pilot run. Our subsequent runs will be at the full programme fee.
Your place will only be confirmed upon payment, on a first come first served basis. There’s no refund of programme fees once paid, unless the programme is cancelled.


Eligible persons with disabilities can be reimbursed for the course fees under the Temasek-Trust CDC Lifelong Learning Enabling Fund.

Learn more about the Fund at this website: SG Enable — Temasek-Trust CDC Lifelong Learning Enabling Fund.

Registration is closed.

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Team’s Profile

Tina Li, Social Worker and Counsellor

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Tina has been working in the Social Service Sector for 10 years. She is an optimistic person and will never fail to smile. She enjoys watching movies and dramas and observing people on the streets (analysing people’s actions). When Tina was young, she was always wondering about her own life and identity. As she struggled through the years, she discovered her strength in being a facilitator through work experiences. Using her acquired skills, she hopes to be able to share her life story to inspire others like her, so that they are empowered to live a happy fulfilling life.

Patricia Merilo, Media Specialist, Equal Dreams

Patricia just entered the working world with lots of uncertainties, but with the certainty to overcome the challenges. She has a keen interest in Digital Media which started off as a pastime of creating travel videos, but never got the chance to pursue in her studies. To gain more experience doing what she enjoys, she joined Equal Dreams as Media Specialist. Patricia strives for continual improvement by looking for ways to challenge and develop. With the aim to provide her listening ear and create a safe space for the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing youths, she hopes they become more determined and feel comfortable in voicing out for the Deaf rights and making the world a kinder place. 

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