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Provides 2 weeks of door-to-door transport for an elderly beneficiary to receive day care at our centre.
Provides 2 sessions of professional physiotherapy for a stroke survivor to help him/her lead a more independent life.
Provides 8 weeks of door-to-door transport for a beneficiary to receive day care at our centre.
About Campaignends 31 Dec 2015, 11:59 PM
Kang Chor Kian, 34, became semi-paralysed after a stroke. He uses a wheelchair but having difficulty wheeling himself due to his weakened limbs, he has to rely on his mother to get around. He became depressed that he would never be able to walk again.
With counselling from his social worker at SPD, Chor Kian is slowly coming to terms with his condition. He is working at the SPD Sheltered Workshop where he earns a small allowance with simple jobs like packing and tagging products. He is one of the many persons with disabilities who benefit from SPD’s programmes and services which include therapy, provision of special transport and counselling.
Sometimes, knowing that we are not alone in our struggles gives us hope and strength to face another day, even if the future is uncertain. This is what SPD strives to do for Chor Kian and many others like him.
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.