Glow in the Dark
Glow in the Dark is the first professional training & development company in Singapore which offers enrichment workshops and talks fully and independently conducted by Persons with Disabilities (PWDs).
With the gift of speech, diverse talents and unique experiences, our trainers seek to inspire our audience to achieve success in their lives through inculcating key life skills: Resilience, Introspection, Compassion and Empathy (RICE).
As a social enterprise, Glow in the Dark aims to be the bridge between PWDs and our community to effect positive social change, bringing hope and light into the world
Glow in the Dark’s workshops and talks are conducted fully by a team of trainers who are PWDs. Our trainers have undergone intensive professional training by experts and professionals in the speaking & coaching industry. Our workshops and talks seek to impart essential life skills to participants with a focus on resilience, introspection, compassion and empathy. We use disability as a starting point to prompt participants to think deeper about their adversities in life, their understanding of themselves and their preconceptions about life and people. Our workshops and talks use academic frameworks, coupled with the inimitable personal stories of our trainers and experiential learning, to reinforce the message of Glow in the Dark.
Steve Tee Wee Leong
Steve is partially blind due to Retinitis Pigmentosa. He possesses a Bachelor in Computer Security, Network Administration and Design (Double Major) from Edith Cowan University, Western Australia. He is currently working as a Call Centre Supervisor at a social enterprise, and was one of the recipients of the Exemplary Employee Award 2014 organised by Enabling Employer’s Network (EEN) and SG Enable. In 2017, he joined the national para-cycling team as a tandem cyclist and won a bronze medal at the ASEAN Para Games.
Oh Boon Keng
Boon Keng is an NUS Social Work graduate who is a little different from the rest. He has Muscular Dystrophy, which is a genetic condition that causes the body’s muscles to gradually weaken and waste off. Despite the limitations arising from his disability, Boon Keng still strives to lead a fulfilling life and contribute meaningfully to the society. Boon Keng aspires to be a successful motivational speaker. He hopes to share his story on overcoming societal expectations and norms to lead a happier and more meaningful life. His favourite quote, from George Bernard Shaw, “You see things; and you say ‘Why?’ But I dream things that never were; and I say ‘Why not?'”
Adrian is working as a data analyst in the financial line. He is a PhD graduate from one of the top Japanese private university. His achievements include the winning of Amazing Race Asia as 1st Asian Deaf Singaporean and representing STB as a Deaf Tourist Ambassador for Around the World Clipper Race 05/06. He is passionate about fitness and learning new things including different languages and he enjoys doing outdoor sports and anything that keeps his mind and body fit! His ambition is to help to advocate for more disability inclusion at workplace in PMET settings in Singapore and beyond.