“Raffles Inspires – A Secret Postcard Sale”, a special project to celebrate the romance of writing postcards during the golden age of travel, will take place from 3 to 11 June 2017 at Raffles Hotel Arcade.
This project showcases a series of postcards designed by distinguished guests of Raffles and the identities of the designers will be unveiled progressively throughout the 10-day sale.
Each design will be a limited edition with all proceeds donated to Autism Association (Singapore). (more…)
Come down to Sentosa KidZ Flea and support the little Play-trepreneur.
Members of the public can support this meaningful programme by checking out great deals at the Flea, while inspiring confidence and helping the kids to pick up practical life lessons.
Part of the proceeds will go to Autism Association (Singapore). (more…)
Mr Arthur Koh, who holds a special education qualification, is another E2C success story. The 19-year-old has been undergoing digitisation training at E2C since last September.
While learning to scan and process books as well as newspapers, he is also picking up soft skills such as good work habits and how to ask for help when needed.
Mr Koh used to have difficulty expressing himself verbally and needed help understanding instructions at work. With E2C’s training and support, he can now execute suitable tasks and work independently.
Ms Jacelyn Lim, deputy executive director and head of E2C, says employers and employees fare better when there is a structured system that places youth and young adults with autism in appropriate work.
Ms Lim hopes there will be a greater appreciation of the unique abilities of people with autism in Singapore.
She says: “People with special needs want to lead financially independent and dignified lives like you and me. We hope more companies will provide them with equal employment opportunities and let them earn their own pay cheques instead of receiving welfare.”
Source : TheStraitsTimes (more…)