How Your Donation Makes a Difference
Enables persons with disabilities to be self-reliant and independent.
Keeps a client at home with his loved ones instead of turning to institutional care.
Provides specialised transport for a beneficiary to access services at SPD.
Helps a child improve his communication with the world through speech therapy.
About Campaignends 29 Feb 2020, 11:59 PM
Juraimi whose teenage parents were not able to care for him, came under Madam Sahara's care when he was just 4 months old. She opened her home and heart to Juraimi without hesitation even after knowing that he has cerebral palsy, a condition which causes him to have unclear speech and restricted control of limbs. Even as Juraimi requires round-the-clock care, she never once thought to give him up.
Juraimi joined SPD's Day Activity Centre after graduating from the special school, and that has provided Madam Saharah with some respite from the 24/7 caregiving duties. Here, his training officers work with him on the activities of daily living skills such as cleaning his lap table after a meal.
SPD is also assessing and training Juraimi to use assistive technology such as a head switch so he could use the computer and work towards his dreams of working and helping to lighten the burden at home.
Juraimi's story shows that the gift of love can come from anyone, even those unrelated by blood. The family is in the process of adopting him. While not everyone is able to do what Madam Saharah did, there are other ways to help improve the lives of the disadvantaged.
Make a donation this festive season and help us to continue providing services much needed by people with disabilities, especially those from low-income families. Please give generously today.
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.