Our Campaign Story

ends 31 Dec 2023, 11:59 PM

It took us 8 months, chair by chair, to get Sze Min to class.

When 21-year-old Sze Min first came to St. Andrew's Autism Centre (SAAC), she was determined not to go to class. Like many with autism, Sze Min's insistence on routines made it very challenging for her to adapt to new environments.

Day after day, her coaches cajoled and even carried her, chair by chair, in the hope that she would one day get to class. Success was measured by the number of chairs they were able to move that day.

'There were times when I doubted that we would make progress, but I persevered and kept a hopeful attitude.' - Coach Zann.

Finally, breakthrough came eight months later. Today, Sze Min goes to class and participates in the daily activities on her own volition. There, she learns various skills to become as independent as possible.

We need your support to help others like Sze Min live lives with dignity and meaning.

Despite some government subsidies, providing for an engaging and meaningful programme for clients like Sze Min can be costly. Low staff to client ratios are needed to ensure we can help clients like Sze Min overcome her challenges and live lives to the fullest.

Please donate generously to help Sze Min and friends. Your donations are eligible for 250% tax deduction.

If you wish to donate via other methods, please contact Calvin at [email protected] or 65173832. Thank you.

About The Charity

Out of passion to care for the physical, emotional and social well-being of the community, the St. Andrew's Medical Mission was founded in 1913 by Dr. Charlotte Ferguson-Davie, the wife of the first Anglican Bishop of Singapore who was also a medical doctor herself. Seeing the plight of the local women and children of that time and the lack of medical services for them, Dr. Ferguson-Davie set up a dispensary along Bencoolen Street for the destitute women and children. The Medical Mission continued to meet the locals' needs and thus led to the opening of more dispensaries and eventually, St. Andrew's Mission Hospital in 1923 and St. Andrew's Orthopaedic Hospital in 1939.

Working closely with the Government, SAMH constantly developed its services to meet the relevant needs of our local community at all times. Today, SAMH has under its operation: St. Andrew's Autism Centre, St. Andrew's Community Hospital, St. Andrew's Nursing Home, St. Andrew's Senior Care, St. Andrew's Migrant Worker Medical Centre, St. Andrew's Mission School and St. Andrew's Mission Hospital Clinic.


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