Website: http://www.spd.org.sg
Sector: Children, Elderly, Health
Participated in the YFC programme before?: Yes
Name of Representative Eric Yeong
Email Eric_YEONG@spd.org.sg
Contact Number 65790669


Description of Organization

“SPD is a local charity in Singapore that seeks to maximise the potential of people with physical, sensory and learning disabilities of all ages, so that they can be as independent and self-reliant as possible, to participate in school, work and daily life within mainstream society. This is achieved through the provision of over 20 programmes and services that encompass early intervention, therapy, vocational training, assistive technology,
day care, as well as educational, employment and social service support.”


Intended use of funds through the YFC 2023 programme

The funds raised from the YFC 2023 programme will go towards providing subsidies to persons with disabilities from low income families so that they can participate and benefit from SPD’s programmes and services such as Day care, Early Intervention Programme for Infants and Children (EPIC), Employment Support Programme (ESP) Training, Rehabilitation services, Specialised Assistive Technology support and Special Door-to-Door Transport Service.


Engaging and involving the YFC participants

As life going back to normal post COVID 19, SPD will be able to invite YFC team(s) down to SPD Ability Centre for physical tour and briefing session. This will enable the team members to better understand the needs and challenges faced by persons with disabilities. We could also arrange some physical interaction sessions with our beneficiaries as well as our frontline staff to enable the team members to ask any questions that they may have. We will also encourage the YFC team (s) to visit SPD’s YouTube channel to view the many beneficiaries as well as our corporate videos so that they can understand how the funds raised will help people with disabilities. We aim to tap on the team members’ creativity and innovative ideas on fundraising as well as to better our effort in creating greater awareness of persons with disabilities in the community. We see working with the YFC teams as a win-win partnership whereby we learn from each other so that both ends will gain immensely from this gratifying collaboration. We will also see if there are any suitable events or activities for them to partake to increase their level of understanding and engagement.