20 January 2019
Benecia Tang, a 16-year old student who recently collected her GCE O-Level results, started a project on community marketplace Carousell selling customisable keychains and badges while she was still in Secondary 3.
She has already secured a place in Singapore Polytechnic’s School of Business through the Early Admissions Exercise, and her aim is to start a business before she graduates.
Ms Tang was formerly from Crescent Girls’ School, where she picked up a lot of business skills in her co-curricular activity, the Innovation and Enterprise Club.
She has a bigger goal — to eventually set up a social enterprise for students with learning difficulties. Benecia herself has dyslexia, as do her two younger sisters, who are now of ages 12 and 10.
“When I’m able to, I would like to level the playing ground for people like me and my sisters,” Benecia says.