Arts programmes offer hope and healing for underprivileged kids and communities

Adults and counsellors also use art as a way of understanding the children's mental states and emotional needs.
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SINGAPORE - A spotlight illuminates a punching bag. A young man steps up and starts punching as a voiceover begins, telling his life story.

He is one of six young men who live in Whampoa rental flats, and their stories speak of adversity, mental illness, family violence and academic challenges.

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