How Your Donation Makes a Difference
Helps a child receive 1 week of early intervention to aid their development
Provides 4 speech therapy sessions to help a child improve in his communication with his/her loved ones
Provides 4 days of specialised transport for a person with disabilities to access services at SPD
Provides a day of care and functional training for a person with disabilities at our Day Activity Centre
Our Campaign Storyends 31 Dec 2021, 11:59 PM
We are a group of Year 3 students from Edgefield Secondary School. As part of our Values-in-Action (VIA) project, we have conducted research on an issue and are interested in bettering the community around us.
At the start of this year, we conducted some research about Poverty. From our research, we know that 10-14% of Singaporeans face severe poverty, and that due to Covid-19, household income for poorer families dropped 69% last year. Singapore had also ranked 26th most income disparate country out of 136 countries. As persons with disabilities may also need to fork out extra costs, such as for surgery, equipment and caretakers etc. This equates to a large increase in living cost, hence, we decided that working on solving this issue will be a good choice, to help ease the stress that disabled persons may face due to poverty.
Source: The Borgen Project (https://borgenproject.org/tag/poverty-in-singapore/)
We hope that the aforementioned reasons provide you an understanding of both our project and our desire to make an impact on our community.
About The Charity
SPD is a local charity set up in 1964 to help people with disabilities maximise their potential and be a part of mainstream society.
We are here to help children and youths with special needs reach for the stars and be the best that they can be through early intervention and educational support.
We strive to boost the self-reliance and mobility of persons with disabilities within the community, and we do so through therapy services, assistive technology and the support and encouragement of our care team.
Our day care programmes provide respite to families, making it possible for persons with disabilities to stay with their loved ones at home for as long as possible without having to resort to institutional care.
A strong advocate for inclusive employment, we train people with disabilities and work with them to seek suitable employment opportunities so that they can be financially independent and lead a full and engaged life.
After more than 50 years, we remain focused and committed to enabling people with disabilities.