About Campaignends 31 Aug 2022, 11:59 PM
Growing up living with epilepsy and being a slow learner was not easy as he was often made fun of when he had an epileptic seizure. Schaffer has always wanted to be accepted by his peers for what he is, with or without epilepsy; but society can be unkind at times. After completing his secondary school education, Schaffer had no further avenue to explore except to join the workforce. Looking for a job for someone with epilepsy and special needs was not an easy task.
Epilepsy Care Group (Singapore) has always been assisting persons with epilepsy and their families. We have supported Schaffer and his mother in managing his epilepsy which occurs every week. We also managed to secure a job for Schaffer and conduct periodic follow-up at his workplace to engage his colleagues in the care plan. Schaffer also subsequently joined our Group's dragon boat team to boost his self-esteem and confidence. He is full of enthusiasm when he attends the weekly training. He also tries to keep fit by working out at the Group's gym, set up specially for people with epilepsy.
Help us today to make a difference to the lives of Schaffer and many individuals living with epilepsy.
About the Charity
Established in October 1993, Epilepsy Care Group (Singapore) (ECG) is a social service agency that addresses the needs and concerns of people with epilepsy, their families and those in the community directly affected by the condition.
ECG is registered under the Societies Act, Chapter 311 on 12 December 1995 and Charities Act, Chapter 37 on 2 October 1996 and is domiciled in the Republic of Singapore. ECG is an approved Institution of a Public Character.
ECG has a Constitution as its governing instrument.
ECG is governed by the Executive Council, which is a governing body responsible in providing strategic direction and oversight of its programmes and objectives and steering it towards fulfilling its vision and mission through good governance. Reporting to the Executive Council are Sub-Committees that look into specific areas.