Mdm Lim Sew Yong

Mdm Lim, 76 years old, is a veteran artist and founder of Singapore’s first auction house whohas dedicated her life to the development of Singapore’s art culture.Undaunted by thedaily challenges that came with her diagnosis of muscular dystrophy at the age of 50, she continues to paint and rally the community to help the underprivileged through art.

She is nominated by Mr Steven Fu.

Sherena, 61 years old,was told she would not live beyond 25 years when diagnosed with muscular dystrophy at the age of 15. She has since defied the odds and was a prime mover in implementing innovative services across the nation that has empowered and integrated people with disabilities, including co-founding the Muscular Dystrophy Association (Singapore).

She is nominated by Mr Akash Mohapatra.

Azariah, 29 years old, is an accomplished pianist with hearing impairment,committed to using his talent to give back to the community through inspirational talks and performances at fundraising concerts. The recipient of numerous local and international awards, he has put Singapore on the map of the music world through his achievements.

He is nominated by Very Special Arts Singapore.

William, a 63-year-old physician by profession, is an Asian Para Games triple gold medalist, accomplished wheelchair marathoner and a social activist, who has an acquired disability after contracting polio at the age of two. He has played an active role in advocating for persons with disabilities, including in his capacity as the President of the Handicaps Welfare Association (HWA).

He is nominated by Mr Kevin Pang.

James, 29 years old, is an exceptional Irish traditional musician with autism. As a flutist, he has been using his talent to give back to society and spread the message of inclusion by performing at events such as the True Colours Festival.

He is nominated by Asia-Europe Foundation where he works, and Mr Edward Lim Xun Qian.

Adelyn is a 19-year-old singer who was born with a rare eye disorder. Undeterred by her visual impairment,she continues to develop her talent and passion for singing. She has been performing since 2010 and is an active advocate for the visually impaired.

She is nominated by ITE College East.

Peter, 25 years old, is a Technology for Good advocate with hearing impairment. Not only is he dedicated to creating a more inclusive workspace for persons with disabilities, he also looks to encourage his able-bodied peers to achieve their goals.

He is nominated by Professor David Lee Kuo Chuen and Mr Tham Yun Zhi.

Samuel is a 21-year-old piano and guzheng hobbyist who has an acquired disability due to extensive acid burns. Highly committed to helping the less fortunate and promoting social inclusivity, he has been performing regularly at multiple charity events.

He is nominated by Club Rainbow (Singapore).

Zui Young, 29 years old, is a Technology for Good advocate who was born with high astigmatism. He has been instrumental in promoting an inclusive hiring process at the Government Technology Agency where he works at and also advocates for workplace inclusivity by speaking engagements.

He is nominated by Government Technology Agency.

Nurul, 35 years old, is a two-time Paralympian Boccia athlete and an accredited tax specialist with spinal muscular atrophy. She serves as a mentor to promising Boccia athletes from the Muscular Dystrophy Association (Singapore) and is actively involved in the para sports movement internationally.

She is nominated by Muscular Dystrophy Association (Singapore).

Not boxed in by disability

Not boxed in by disability He swims and plays bocce. He has tried archery and horseriding. He has even given powerlifting a go. But the sport he loves best is boxing. On his passion, 17-year-old Keith Tan says: “I have loved combat sports since young, so taking up boxing is natural for me. I find […]

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New support for SPED schools alumni networks

Alumni Neo Kah Whye on his way home in a hydraulic van after participating in the Hydro Weekly programme at CPAS.   New support for SPED schools for continued engagement with alumni Once a person with disability graduates from a Special Education (SPED) school, he / she may be transitioned into the workforce through programmes […]

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Mediacorp Enable Fund launches giving drive for people with disabilities and their caregivers

SINGAPORE: The Mediacorp Enable Fund is launching the Sustained CARE giving drive to support people with disabilities and their caregivers, who face a “disproportionately severe” impact from the COVID-19 pandemic. “Caregivers have been under added pressure to provide for their loved ones due to adjustments that have to be made in access to rehabilitation and care services,” […]

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Fintech firm Aleta Planet’s new foundation donates S$100,000 to Mediacorp Enable Fund

SINGAPORE: A new foundation established by Singapore-based fintech firm Aleta Planet has donated S$100,000 to the Mediacorp Enable Fund, the company said on Friday (Oct 16) in a media release. Aleta Planet announced on Friday that the foundation will make donations to various charities, aiming to “create a positive impact on society at a time when the COVID-19 pandemic has […]

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Mediacorp Enable Fund launches initiative to support persons with disabilities, their caregivers during Covid-19 crisis

From cooked meals and cash relief to the provision of essentials, a new initiative by the Mediacorp Enable Fund — a charity fund by national media network Mediacorp and SG Enable — aims to help people with disabilities and their caregivers ride out the Covid-19 pandemic. The initiative “C.A.R.E.” — short for the provision of […]

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