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).


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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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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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Last Mile Help Hits Home

Heng Lye Nging has not had it easy. Her only child, Lina, was born with

developmental delay, autism and hearing impairment, something she

only confirmed when her child was three years old. Lina is now 24. “

I suspected something was wrong because she wasn’t behaving like

other children. She started babbling at eight months but stopped

soon after. She never learnt to walk. She didn’t play with other children,”

recalled Madam Heng.

It took several visits to various hospitals before Lina’s disabilities were

diagnosed. Madam Heng’s in-laws could not accept the girl’s…

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ABLE To Help

ABLE began with a vision that the physically challenged should not be left behind in society. That singular idea led to the founding of Abilities Beyond Limitations and Expectations (ABLE) in 2009 which sits under Caritas Singapore, the official social and community arm of the Catholic Church in Singapore.

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Raising one child with special needs is challenging enough. Raising three puts unimaginable stress and strain on the family. Yet, this is Annette Chua’s reality. Annette’s six-year-old son is suspected to have autism. She is also caring for her nephews who both have autism. The older boy who is 11 is also being treated for depression and anxiety while his nine-year-old brother is being tested for learning disabilities.

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Enabled to Hit the Big Leagues

Like many children, Akram Ramadan Misrawi, 24, began playing badminton because it was something his family did.

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