Our Campaign Story

ends 30 Sep 2018, 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)

This would be the 2nd year that I'm doing a campaign for SPD. We managed to raise $1245 last year against a target of $1000. Let's see if we can hit the target of $1500 this year!

As a HR professional, I've been a strong advocate of equal employment opportunities for everyone. We all would agree that it is becoming increasingly competitive in the job market, thus it is very important for us to create an environment that allow everyone to compete equally.

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.

Thanks,
Eric Wong

Find out more about SPD's Employment Support Programme here: http://www.spd.org.sg/employment-support-programme.html

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.

FUNDRAISE FOR THIS CAMPAIGN

Fundraising can help to raise more and change more lives.

SUPPORTED CAUSES
Children & Youth
Community
Disability
Social Service