From as young as seven, Shalom Lim, client of AWWA Community Integration Service (CIS), actively advocates for disability, using words and art to express his feeling to the community.
He wrote his first poem, ‘Reaching Out’, at seven as a way to voice his desire to engage the community despite his disability.
In 2007, his brother and he compiled their paintings into an art book, ‘Live Your Dreams!’, and raised over $100,000 for the upkeep of a wheelchair-accessible van that the Land Transport Authority wanted to donate to the Muscular Dystrophy Association (Singapore).
Being an active advocate, Shalom is vocal in sharing his experience. He was invited as a client advocate and panel member in the National Institute of Education learning journey at CIS.
His disability did not define him and definitely did not dampen his courage to speak out and speak up! Thank you, Shalom, for lending your voice to advocate for persons with disability.