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 alumni 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.
Our Campaign Storyends 30 Aug 2018, 11:59 PM
Our project is named Project Espoir and we are a 2018 Youth for Causes (YFC) team. We have gained approval from the Voluntary Welfare Organisation (VWO) whom we wish to work with, the Association for Persons with Special Needs (APSN). Espoir is French for Hope. Project Espoir's logo consists of a butterfly and multiple gears, in which the butterfly symbolises hope. We should never look down on the people with special needs and disabilities just because they are still in the *caterpillar* stage. After all, they will all develop into beautiful butterflies eventually, and achieve greater heights. The gears, symbolises thinking in the brain, also known as cognitive abilities. We believe that every gear is important in a mechanism for it to work and even though the tooth counts may differ, they still work their hardest to rotate all the same. This logo represents our optimism and hope for those people with special needs, to be accepted and integrated into society. In Project Espoir, we hope to inspire others to create a society that is more inclusive towards those with special needs. They may look different but those are the differences that makes everyone unique. Every single person on earth is a *tooth* that plays a part in the development of society.
About The Charity
APSN is one of the biggest organisations in Singapore providing special education and vocational training for persons with mild intellectual disabilities (MID), IQ range 50 - 70. Through a structured program, our clients are developed in 3 core areas : Academic, Vocational and Social Skills.