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What Our Children Say…

How did I get to know BEST centre?

Hi, I am 13 years old. I wonder if you still remember me. I was your emcee for Talent Time 2014. I have been with Breakthru for three years now. Those years have been an amazing journey for me. I am more independent, confident and improved my public speaking.

Why I came to Breakthru?

Hi, I am 13 years old. I realized I had great difficulties in reading when I was 11 years old. Coming to Breakthru allows me to discover my talent in  different ways. I make great friends here too.

How have I improved after joining Breakthru?

Hi, I am 9 years old.  I shared some of my challenges  with you  last year. I have improved day by day. I still need to learn to rationalize my impulsivity  when I don’t get my way. Otherwise, I very much enjoy my daily activities. Last year, I was inspired by Darlene’s script about the Magical Forest. I though about it and I selected the cast for this year’s Snow White and Friends. I am glad the Breakthru directors supported my idea. And our trainer,  Uncle Keng Yong, helped to enhance our presentation.

How did I involve in Talent Time planning?

Hi, I am 12 years old. Last year, I volunteered to plan and organise this’s year Talent Time. I appreciate my parents, Cheng YC and Phoebe Long, for giving me the opportunity. After years of watching my parents plan and organize our Talent Time, deep down in my heart, I felt that many of the programmes were adult’s ideas.

Today, what you will be witnessing is from the perspective of the younger generation. Rainbow represents the Promise of God for a better future. Diamond represents a precious stone. It is very rare but valuable, though it may be hidden in heaps of coal. But once you discover it, it brings treasure to your heart and mind. So, the Rainbow Diamond represents  the children in Breakthru who learn differently. We have such great hidden treasure that brings love, hope and great value to those who discover us. I hope you will appreciate our presentations today.  May you see and treasure every one of us as you would treasure a diamond.

What have I achieved?

Hi, I am 10  years old. Do you still remember I shared with you my challenges last year? I am so glad to be able to share with you my next journey. I have successfully completed my school entry exam and will be joining an international school next Monday. My role in this year’s Talent time is to be the narrator and one of the announcers. I aspire many of my friends to reach their highest potential.  I wish to tell the world that even though we may learn differently, by giving us sufficient time and using the P.L.A.Y. Breakthru approach, we will surely succeed.

What is my role?

Hi, I am 14 years old.  I remember sharing with you at last year’s Talent Time that I was shy  and afraid to make mistakes. Well, since then, I have progressed much. I am now an assistant to our facilitators. I help them prepare props for the Talent Time. I also teach phonics and reading to younger children along with my facilitators.

How have I improved after joining Breakthru?

Hi, I am 11 years old. I come from the Philippines. When I first came to Breakthru 2 years ago, I had a nanny beside me for a few months? I was afraid and could not do many things on my own like eating, tying shoes laces and many more. I could not speak well and flapped my hands or bit my lips when I was anxious. But  now, I am more independent. I can read better, speak clearly and help  other children by becoming their friends.

我们有什么改变?

大家好。我是 Ming You. 今年7岁。我是 Zi Xuan, 今年8岁, 我们在小学一年级时我跟不上学校功课。来到Breakthru, 我们学习如何做Brain Gym®,切菜,玩游戏等等来学习。我们最喜欢妈妈来Breakthru学习如何在家帮我们按摩及鼓励我们。我们好开心。

What have I learned?

Hi, I am 15 years old. Would you believe me when I say that I used to be very shy on stage and refuse to talk to people? I also had poor body coordination. I  fulfilled all the requirements of the education system in Malaysia. I even went to secondary school for a while when I was 13.

However, I used to be bullied by my friends. I learnt to defend myself by speaking harshly to others. When I came to Breakthru, I learned to undo my unpleasant experiences. I learned many skills like baking and cleaning. I  am also more confident now.

My experience in Breakthru

Hi, I am 13 years old. When I first came to Breakthru four years ago,  I could not read, I could not remember  and I also could not speak clearly. My father really hope that I could speak well. Last year, I started helping in my  father’s shop every Saturday. I am very happy to receive pocket money for the work I do.

Over the years at Breakthru, I am more confident now. I learn to speak, play with my friends and help other younger children too.

What are the changes in me?

Hi, I am 16 years old. I used to be negative and had low self-confidence. I felt that nobody believed in me. I went to many different schools. From homeschool to Chinese school, until I came to Breakthru 3 years ago. It was very difficult for me to undo the aggressive behaviour I had picked up all these while.

However, I changed in these few years. I learned to have better self-control. I also learned to express my opinion without fear of rejection. I am grateful for the opportunity to be elected as president of ‘Breakthru Junior Toastmasters Club’ this year. I also appreciate the opportunity to be an apprentice. This is something I didn’t like to do before. However, I got better through training.   My daily duty is to ensure the cleanliness of the classroom and corridor.

My story in Breakthru

Hi, I am 16 years old. I am from Kota Kinabalu. I used to be a very difficult kid when I was young. I started talking when I was 5 years old. I liked to move around, especially dance on the rebounder.  felt bad every time people said I was wrong. To protect myself, I used to hit and hurt others.

Despite all, my family believed in me. My family and I came to Breakthru this January for an intensive intervention programme to help me overcome my impulsivity. We were here for 25 days. Now, I am a changed person. I have started lessons in hospitality in home and Special Olympic. I am happier now. I enjoy singing along with my dad and eldest sister. I would like to present  the song  ‘Imagine’ by Beatles’ fame John Lennon, specially for you.

我孩子的故事

四岁他上幼儿园启蒙班,课程大多是看图认字,考试那方面不成问题,我们也没发现什么状况。一直到五岁年初他无法完成幼儿园的英文听写, 他其实是完全拼不到字,也认不到字。