Our Campaign Story

ends 05 Jan 2018, 11:59 PM

Dear Donors,

I'm Wei Tze, father to Philip. Your donations have helped Philip to better manage and communicate his emotions to us; he has also learnt skills that have enabled him to be more independent.

Philip was diagnosed with moderate intellectual disability and mild autism. He often had difficulty expressing his thoughts and feelings, and would smash things at home to vent his anger. He was also fearful of public places and refused to leave our house. Despite trying hard to understand and help him, my family and I felt frustrated and at a loss. I worried about his future.

In 2006, a friend told us about TOUCH Ubi Hostel, where lifeskill coaches train adults with intellectual disability in daily living skills and how to relate to others.

Philip was 28 when he started attending TOUCH Ubi Hostel. Over the next few years, I saw Philip making progress in controlling his emotions and learning to communicate with us.

Today he is 38, he is now able to take public transport together with us. What a relief that we are now able to go out with Philip and enjoy activities together as a family.

We are grateful to donors like you for enabling Philip to live a more independent and dignified life.

This festive season, I hope you will consider making a donation to TOUCH, so that Philip and his friends at TOUCH can continue to learn to be self-reliant, and contribute back to society.

Thank you for giving, and I wish you and your family a wonderful Christmas!

- Wong Wei Tze

About The Charity

Since 1992, TOUCH Community Services has served people of all ages, races and religions to see sustainable change and transformation in their lives. It believes in the worth and potential of every child, youth-at-risk, family in need, senior and person with special or healthcare needs to grow, participate and contribute in the community. The heartbeart of TOUCH is to activate potential, build independence, connect people into their lives for mutual support, and deliver impact by developing sustainable solutions in society. For more information on TOUCH, please visit www.touch.org.sg.


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