05/2015 Updates | SPD - Singapore

05/2015 Updates

Sports Inclusion for Persons with Disabilities

Sports Inclusion for Persons with Disabilities

29 May 2015

With the SEA Games round the corner and the 8th ASEAN Para Games 2015 slated for later this year, SPD social worker Benjamin Han tells UPDATES that sports is not just for able-bodied individuals. In fact, sports has its role in integrating persons with disabilities into society.

Engineering for Greater Good

Engineering for Greater Good

29 May 2015

The notion that engineers, with their technical skills, can help vulnerable communities resolve daily challenges had resulted in the inception of Project Make Possible by a group of like-minded individuals from the National University of Singapore. Project Make Possible helps bridge engineering undergraduates to these communities through a series of events such as a humanitarian engineering talk and workshops to expose the students to humanitarian engineering projects.
Foot Care for People with Diabetes

Foot Care for People with Diabetes

29 May 2015

According to the Diabetic Society of Singapore, one in nine people aged 18 to 69 in Singapore has diabetes. One of the dangers people with diabetes face is the risk of amputation of the lower limbs due to lack of foot care. SPD physiotherapist Winson Teng shares with UPDATES what people with diabetes can do to mitigate foot complications. 

Catching Up with... Gregory Ong, SPD Youth Aspiration Award 2015 Recipient

Catching Up with... Gregory Ong, SPD Youth Aspiration Award 2015 Recipient

15 May 2015

We caught up with SPD Aspiration Award 2015 winner Gregory Ong, a handcyclist who is training rigorously in the hopes of being selected to represent Singapore at the Paralympics one day. We got to witness first hand and find out more about his training regime at one of his sessions.

New Inclusive Playground Caters to Children with Special Needs

New Inclusive Playground Caters to Children with Special Needs

15 May 2015

Many of our fondest childhood memories are formed whilst at play. And very often, a playground would be part of these memories. Children with special needs may not have such luxury as they are usually watching from the side. Children using wheelchairs would never imagine they could ever go onto a swing – until now.

SPD Beneficiaries Perform at Beautiful Mind Music Academy’s Concert

SPD Beneficiaries Perform at Beautiful Mind Music Academy’s Concert

15 May 2015

SPD’s beneficiaries Teo Pei Shan and Samuel Lim were among the young performers at the Beautiful Mind Music Academy’s (BMMA) inaugural concert staged at the Korean Church in Singapore on 9 May.