Yuogan’s Story

Yuogan’s Story

My name is Vasuthan Yuogan and I’m born deaf. I’m 21 years old this year. My mother passed away in a tragic car accident when I was three. Unable to accept the loss of my mother, my father drank and smoked excessively, and later developed lung disease. He was also diagnosed with depression when I was eight and was admitted to the Institute of Mental Health. He had no means and ability to care for me. Hence, I have been staying in the Boys’ Home for as long as I can remember.

I’m currently studying Facility and Technology at NITEC. My dream is to be the first Deaf person to succeed in the air-conditioning and refrigeration industry.

My humble achievements would not have been possible without the support of The Singapore Association for the Deaf (SADeaf), as well as my teachers from the Deaf school. They gave me a sense of direction and helped me achieve every little milestone and goal in my life.

“SADeaf has encouraged me to stay strong and emphasised that I need to study hard not only for myself but also for my late mother. One day I will have a place to call home and start a family of my own.”

It’s important for Deaf children to receive essential support to reach their full potential. Please donate generously to SADeaf. Only with sufficient resources to cover the Association’s daily operational expenses, SADeaf can continue their work to run meaningful programmes to benefit and better serve the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing community. This may help transform the lives of Deaf people like me so that I may better integrate with society

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