Teen overcame childhood troubles after finding way to express himself

Beyond Social Services' drawing and acting programmes help children express themselves and share their problems with others so that they can explore the issues together.
Beyond Social Services' drawing and acting programmes help children express themselves and share their problems with others so that they can explore the issues together. PHOTO: BEYOND SOCIAL SERVICES

Five-year-old Andrew (not his real name) had a peculiar habit.

After kindergarten was over for the day, he would dash over to the nearest hawker centre and gulp down the sugary drinks left on tables by previous customers.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 01, 2019, with the headline 'Teen overcame childhood troubles after finding way to express himself'. Print Edition | Subscribe