How Your Donation Makes a Difference
$12 covers one week of meals for an adult trainee working in a sheltered enterprise.
$25 supports one full-day social workshop for an adult alumnus with special needs.
$75 provides an hour of counselling services for a person with special needs.
$100 provides one week of training support to prepare a trainee for open employment.
About Campaignends 31 Dec 2019, 11:59 PM
Last year, Gabriel joined APSN Centre for Adults (CFA) after completing his post-secondary education at APSN Delta Senior School. This was to further train him for open employment.
Initially, he was doing Design and Retail at the Centre. When the Centre instructors realised that he was good with technology, he was taught cashiering. He was really good at it and wanted to learn more, so he was transferred to the Cafe at the beginning of 2019. As time went by, he learnt additional skills, like cooking eggs and making coffee. Gabriel is always excited to learn new things.
His real passion is working in media. "I want to be a successful photographer and film-maker," he declares seriously. Ms Nur Suriani Lamri, his instructor with APSN CFA, says, "We recently discovered that he was quite good at taking pictures. Our Marketing and Events Executive pushed him in terms of taking photos and videos."
Because of his love for customers and technology, one of his other dream jobs is working at Apple as a Shop Specialist.
Whatever Gabriel may do, you can bet there will be another dimension of him being served up!
Your generous gift will a go a long way in developing persons with special needs to their fullest potential so that they can lead dignified, fulfilling and independent lives.
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About the Charity
Established in 1976, Association for Persons with Special Needs (APSN) is a social service agency providing special education for persons with mild intellectual disability (IQ 50-70). Today, APSN operates four Special Education (SPED) Schools (APSN Chaoyang School, APSN Katong School, APSN Tanglin School and APSN Delta Senior School) for students aged 7 to 21, an APSN Student Care Centre for children aged 7 to 18 and an APSN Centre for Adults for persons aged 16 and older, benefiting over 1,200 beneficiaries each year.
The APSN Schools and Centre adopt a holistic approach in its curriculum, comprising academic, vocational and social skills, which are important for open employment and lifelong learning. APSN seeks to enable persons with special needs to be active contributors of the society and is committed to inspire and build capabilities of its partners and community to lead and advocate an inclusive society.
To date, APSN's growing database has more than 5,000 beneficiaries, comprising students, trainees and alumni. The Association is constantly expanding its network to reach out to and understand the needs of its members to better support them.