About Campaign

ends 30 Nov 2017, 11:59 PM
As a parent of two children with cerebral palsy, Madam Ang Fong Leng's biggest concern was about her children's future and their job employment opportunities. She was also worried that her children would spend their time being cooped up at home, with nothing to do, and nowhere to go due to their disabilities. Fortunately for Alvin and Karen, who are now 24 and 21 years old respectively, SPD runs a Sheltered Workshop where people with disabilities can receive vocational training, and contribute meaningfully to society. "The Workshop is like a real work place for them and is also safe," exclaimed Madam Ang.

A fleet of vehicles specially adapted to suit commuters on walkers and wheelchairs takes Alvin and Karen to and from the Workshop each day. Since starting work, Madam Ang observed several positive changes in her children. "Alvin was the quieter of the two, and unable to speak well," she said. "He is communicating more clearly now and is better able to understand the instructions given." There, the siblings are engaged in sub-contract work such as packing products for commercial distribution and goody bags for events. "Working with their hands at the Workshop has helped them improve their mobility, and they also have more friends," said Madam Ang. "They have something to do every day," she added.

SPD helps Alvin and Karen, and over 5,000 persons with disabilities. They need your support to remain as active members of our society.

About the Charity

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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