The Mediacorp Enable Fund (MEF) is a community fund which aims to help build a society where persons with disabilities are recognised for their abilities and lead full, socially integrated lives. Emeritus Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong is the Patron of the fund.
SG Enable supports the fund’s administrative functions. Mediacorp, as the official media partner, is committed to using its capabilities and resources to change mindsets and advocate for a caring and inclusive society.
To help build a society where persons with disabilities are recognised for their abilities, enabled to lead full and socially integrated lives.
A message from Emeritus Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong, Patron of MEF:
“I initiated the Mediacorp Enable Fund in 2016 to bring about a caring and compassionate Singapore, or in my words, a kinder and gentler Singapore. The MEF helps persons with disabilities lead active and productive lives. Our vision is to change society’s perception of them, from seeing only their disabilities to recognising their abilities, promise and achievements.
We should value every Singaporean, whatever his abilities and station in life. Singapore’s greatest resource is our people, and we as a society must ensure that every Singaporean who can contribute is given the opportunity to do so. Most persons with disabilities, if given the opportunities and the resources, can play a meaningful part in our society.”
Helmed by SG Enable Board Members, the Fund Administration Council ensures effective stewardship and management of donated funds.
Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Social and Family Development
Permanent Secretary (Home Affairs Development), Ministry of Home Affairs
Partner and Head, Asia Pacific Financial Services Practice, Customer Strategy & Marketing, Bain & Company SE Asia Inc
Managing Partner, Iglobepartners
Helmed by public and private sector veterans, the Fund Raising Committee guides the development and execution of all fund raising efforts.
MEF is a community fund which aims to help build a society where persons with disabilities are recognised for their abilities, enabled to lead full and socially integrated lives. Emeritus Senior Minister (ESM) Goh Chok Tong is Patron of the Fund. SG Enable, an agency dedicated to enabling persons with disabilities, is MEF's administrator. Mediacorp is the official media partner.
MEF serves persons with disabilities who are Singaporeans or Permanent Residents of Singapore. This includes persons with autism spectrum disorder, intellectual disability, physical disability, hearing impairment and visual impairment.
MEF focuses on plugging gaps in the disability sector and supplementing areas requiring support. Specifically, monies will be used to:
MEF is solely dependent on donations and sponsorships from the general public, foundations, private as well as government linked corporations and institutions to function.
We believe strongly in the many helping hands approach and the power of the community.
Only persons with disabilities who are Singaporeans or Permanent Residents of Singapore are eligible to receive funding from MEF. We work closely with organisations such as schools, social service agencies and hospitals to assess and assist potential beneficiaries.