Empowering lives through SPD's Employment Support Programme
by Eric Wong
Our Campaign Storyends 12 Aug 2017, 11:59 PM
"Employment gives people with disabilities financial freedom and a sense of self-worth when they are a contributing member of the society." - SPD's Employment Support Programme page (URL below)
As a HR professional for the last 15 years, I've been a strong advocate of equal employment opportunity for everyone.
I've seen a lot of effort being put into enabling the workforce to improve and develop their skills, in order to take on new roles and challenges. However, we should also remember that we also have a group of equally competent individuals that SPD is working with in developing and preparing them to be gainfully employed.
I've been a big supporter of SPD's efforts and I wished I could had done more. Thus I'm creating this campaign, to draw awareness to this programme and also to help campaign for donations to aid their cause.
Let's all help to make our world a more inclusive one.
Find out more about SPD's Employment Support Programme here: http://www.spd.org.sg/employment-support-programme.html
Founded in November 1964, SPD is a voluntary welfare organisation that supports people with physical, sensory (visual and hearing impairments) and developmental disabilities by promoting their interest, welfare and advancement so as to develop their potential to the fullest. We now serve over 5,000 people with disabilities of all ages through programmes and services that focus on these areas:
1. Children & Youth : Focus on education and development
2. Adults: Focus on Independence and employment
3. Elderly: Focus on independence
We develop programmes and services to help people with disabilities become more independent and self-reliant so that they can lead more fulfilling lives.
As we have been awarded with an Institution of Public Character (IPC) status, all cash donations to SPD are eligible for tax-deduction of 2.5 times the donation amount in 2016.
Learn more about the work that we do at www.spd.org.sg or connect with us on Facebook at Facebook/SPDSingapore.
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