The year 2020 has been tough but it’s also given most of us the gift of time to put things into perspective. We got to experience first hand the struggles of our dyslexic children when it was time to log on for remote learning and we’ve been lucky to see them flourish under our care.
Dystinct.org was founded during the lockdown to support dyslexic children and their families through this long lonely road ridden with obstacles that is uniquely ours. We are here with a commitment to empower dyslexics and their champions so that, they can discover the strengths within themselves and appreciate the uniqueness that dyslexia has offered them.
We aim at instilling a strong sense of self-worth in dyslexic children who have had unfair opportunities chipping away at their self-esteem throughout their existence. Our mission is to foster a community that celebrates the difference of dyslexia.
Not every dyslexic child is magically a genius. Oftentimes, we spend hours looking for the genius or outside the box thinking in our dyslexic kids failing to realise that it was in them all along, hidden in plain sight under the years self-doubt and shame that the society ingrained in them for not matching up to their peers. We aim to peel back at these negative layers of damaged self-esteem and provide the children with a platform to truly appreciate their uniqueness, take pride in their difference and revel in the knowledge that within their difference, lies their strength.