Disadvantage? SP Electrical and Electronic Engineering student realises dyslexia helps him visualise better
17 May 2016
Stomp, 12 May 2016 - Article featured SP’s Diploma in Electrical and Electronic Engineering graduate and Institutional Medallist Pavan Singh Gill. Pavan initially thought that he may be disadvantaged because he is dyslexic. To his amazement, he found that his condition actually helped in his course because he could visualise better. Pavan also shared his experiences in Cambodia, where he helped to build a study shelter, repair broken facilities and teach English in an orphanage. In Singapore, he also volunteers with community involvement projects such as the distribution of food to needy homes in Chinatown. Pavan has secured a place with the Singapore University of Technology and Design with a Global Leadership Programme Scholarship to University of California, Berkeley. In ten years’ time, he hopes to own a technological start-up that focuses on robotics, sustainable energy or aerospace. He also hopes to spend some time researching how to help children with special needs learn.