Our Campaign Story

ends 31 Mar 2016, 11:59 PM

Ali has Autism. This makes it difficult for him to communicate and make friends.

Sometimes, Ali gets upset by loud noises and his mood swings cause him to lash out at his mother and teachers.

Being a single mother supporting a special needs child and two other younger children.

Ali’s mother Mdm Faridah has had a tough time balancing the financial, physical and emotional needs of all her children.

Her hope is that Ali would be able to grow up to live independently.

The RDA’s horse-riding therapy sessions have helped Ali become calmer.
Ali started to show improvement after just a few sessions from our 10-week programme.

Mdm Faridah is grateful and happy that Ali is able to adapt to school life better and is also making new friends.

Buy a Ticket or a Table and come with a group of 10 friends to join the
‘COMIC-CON’ themed RDA Charity Gala Dinner on 19 March 2016 at the Shangri-La Singapore.

About The Charity

INSPIRING HOPE & IMPROVING LIVES OF PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES

Riding for the Disabled Association of Singapore is the only local charity which provides Therapeutic Horse-Riding and Equine-Assisted Activities for children and adults with disabilities, 100% free of charge.

Our therapy horses and ponies provide a tool for the purpose of contributing positively to the cognitive, physical, emotional and social well-being of individuals with special needs, in a non-clinical setting, that is fun and effective, helping the beneficiaries to function better in school/at work, at home and general daily activities, and ultimately helping to improve the quality of life for the beneficiaries and their families.

As part of the therapy, we bring our riders out for walks at a nearby forested trail. For many of our riders with physical disabilities, going into a forest is impossible on a wheelchair or with a walking aid. But they can do so with ease on a horse-back.

Over the years, some of our riders have advanced beyond therapy riding to international competition level! Two of our riders, Gemma Foo and Maximillian Tan, who represented Singapore in the 2012 London and 2016 Rio Paralympics Games started their riding sessions

FUNDRAISE FOR THIS CAMPAIGN

Fundraising can help to raise more and change more lives.

SUPPORTED CAUSES
Children & Youth
Disability