Singapore – An in-store shopping experience

To read on Straits Times website:

Shopping trip with a difference for those with special needs

By Lee Jian Xuan

A clothes store at the Suntec City mall was the scene of a shopping trip with a difference on Thursday.

A group of 28 students and adults with special needs, from the Movement for the Intellectually Disabled of Singapore (Minds), was given $100 vouchers to choose and buy clothes.

Each of them was accompanied by a Uniqlo employee volunteer and participants were equipped with calculators.

« This in-store shopping experience teaches them important social and money skills, like how to crunch numbers and how to make choices based on what they need, » said principal of Minds’ Lee Kong Chian Gardens School Sharon Ng. « They also get to interact with their shopping buddies. »

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