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Individuals with disabilities deserve the opportunity to contribute as productive workers in appropriate employment settings with additional supports when required and to improve their quality of life.
Through INSPO, they are given the platform to express their creativity by coming up with products that are catered to the community and corporates.
APSN Centre for Adults (CFA) is a vocational training centre that caters to persons with mild intellectual disability aged 16 and older. The Centre provides Vocational Training Programmes, Sheltered Enterprises and Supported Employment in a safe and realistic environment to prepare the trainees for open employment and lifelong learning. All profits from the Centre’s Sheltered Enterprises (APSN Café for All, Bakery Enterprise and Catering Enterprise) are channelled back to its operational cost and provide a dignified allowance for them until suitable employment is found.
Bizlink Centre is a non-profit organization dedicated to serving disadvantaged individuals, in particular persons with disabilities, through training and employment in Singapore. Bizlink is a registered charity with the office of the Commissioner of Charities and is conferred the status of the Institution of Public Character(IPC).
There are seven social enterprises under Bizlink, including Cards & Gifts/Floral & Hampers are2 social enterprises that produce a range of products such as cards, hampers, gifts and create various job opportunities for Persons with Disabilities, ranging from telemarketing, designing, production, and more.
Other social enterprises such as Food & Beverage (F&B) seek to promote independence, dignity &social integration of Persons with Disabilities by providing training and employment through developing skills in F&B.
Food and Beverage: https://www.fnb.bizlink.org.sg/
Gift and Hampers: https://www.gift.org.sg/collections/purpleparade21
Founded in 1957, Cerebral Palsy Alliance Singapore (CPAS) is a social service agency serving over 700 children and adults with cerebral palsy or multiple disabilities. CPAS provides early intervention, special education, therapy rehabilitation and clinics, day activity centre programmes, vocational training, and sheltered employment. The Goodwill, Rehabilitation and Occupational Workshop (GROW) runs vocational training for adults in the programme. Trainees are involved in social enterprise initiatives and projects in the workshop, which develop their skills, build their self-esteem and provide an avenue for them to reach out socially to the public.
Connezt Dots is a Social Enterprise that aims to create employment for the elderly, less privileged, single mothers, low income & house-bound ladies, ladies with chronic illnesses, immobile ladies & mentally challenged adults through the sewing and sale of 100 Bliss Blanket and other related customised fabric items.
Crunchy Teeth produces baked goods sold to retail and corporate customers. We also focus on a training program drawn up to teach low to moderate functioning autistic adults basic baking skills, to empower them with relevant skills to seek employment in F&B Industry.
DON8URI, a F&B social enterprise (co-founded by a Deaf & a Hearing) advocates for social integration of deaf individuals by providing them gainful employment with the ultimate social mission to equip them with the relevant skills and eventually the capability to embark on their respective entrepreneurial journey to pay it forward.
Guide Dogs Singapore Ltd is a social service agency and charity. It focuses on enhancing the quality of life and independence for the visually impaired (VI) community in Singapore through the provision of various rehabilitation programme.
The Muscular Dystrophy Association (Singapore), MDAS, is a non-profit social service agency formed by a group of caring and concerned individuals to support persons with Muscular Dystrophy and their families facing the life-threatening effects of an incurable and debilitating condition. As a specialised group, MDAS understands the challenges they faced, hence our programmes and services are aimed at enhancing the quality of life of our members and their families.
MFPA is an international, for profit-association wholly owned and run by disabled artists to help them meet their financial needs. Members paint with brushes held in their mouth and feet as a result of disability sustained at birth or through an accident or illness that prohibits them from using their hands.
The Publishers reproduce its original paintings as greeting cards, calendar and a wide range of other products which brings vital and financial security to its artists.
SPD is a charity in Singapore that enables and empowers persons with disabilities through its programmes.
As part of SPD’s Sheltered Workshop, we host a group of artisans with disabilities in the SPD Artisan Collab, a platform that allows them to hone specialised artistry in book-making, book restoration, and leather-crafting. Each artisan brings his/her unique skillset to the team, binding books and creating personalisable leather gifts with a cause.
The Singapore Anglican Community Services (SACS), formerly the Singapore Anglican Welfare Council (SAWC), is part of the community service arm of the Diocese of Singapore. We are an affiliate of the National Council of Social Service (NCSS) and currently serving the community through the provision of psychiatric services, senior services, and family and children services.
We operate thrift stores and rehabilitation workshops. Proceeds from our operation are reinvested into the cause.
St. Andrew's Autism Centre (SAAC) is a non-profit organisation for the education, training, and care of persons with autism and their families.
SAAC operates St. Andrew's Autism School (SAAS) and St. Andrew's Adult Autism Services (SAAAS), which runs St. Andrew's Adult Home (Sengkang) [SAAH] and two Day Activity Centres (DACs) at different locations.
SAAC Colours Project
The Colours Project retail items feature artwork or designs adapted from artwork by students and clients at SAAC. Our current range includes a variety of thermos flasks and mugs, and eco-friendly luggage tags.
TER Enterprise Pte Ltd ( or "The Everyday Revolution") is a social enterprise focus on working with young adults with disabilities who are able to do any form of artworks and handicrafts. TER mission is to help incorporate their designs into lifestyle merchandise.
These commission works can be extended to include graphic and web design in the respective fields. TER also assist in marketing these products and services, thereby giving this group of young adults a sense of self worth /dignity and an opportunity to contribute their own financial independence partially.
The Animal Project is a social enterprise that celebrates the abilities of our artists with disabilities by curating quality lifestyle products from their artworks. Each artist who are very interested in animals, enjoys drawing them quickly and intuitively without hesitation. Artists earn income from every product you buy.
The Art Faculty (TAF) is a social enterprise by Autism Resource Centre, a charity based in Singapore. TAF retails art and merchandise created by special talents with autism and related challenges. For every sale of artwork and merchandise, our differently-abled artists earn royalties, and also learn about the value of work and financial independence.
JOURNEY is a Singapore brand that represents the creative talents of persons with intellectual disabilities. Through JOURNEY, the artworks of artists with disabilities from TOUCH are recognised and shared with a wider public.
Since 1993, VSA Singapore has been empowering persons with physical and intellectual disabilities through the arts. We promote visual, performing and literary arts through various programmes and events for persons with disabilities.
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