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Shopping trip with a difference for those with special needs

Published on Mar 27, 2014 4:56 PM

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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