The artistic talents of persons with disabilities are featured again in the National Day Parade (NDP) 2021. This marks our second collaboration with NDP.
72 artists with disabilities from 26 social service agencies and special education schools submitted artworks; of which 21 artworks are featured on the foldable fans and stickers in the NDP pack. Centred on the theme ‘Together Our Singapore Spirit’, the artworks illustrate the unique perspective of each artist with disability and what they see as the ‘Singapore Spirit’.
The collaboration with NDP organisers is part of SG Enable’s i’mable public education initiative to encourage Singapore to take positive action for persons with disabilities and embrace them as integral members of society. Together, we hope to showcase persons with disabilities’ gift of art and love for Singapore.
Click on the images in the gallery below to find out more about our partners and artists who contributed to NDP 2021!
APSN Chaoyang School
APSN Chaoyang School caters to children aged 7-12 years old with mild intellectual disability and mild autism. The school guides its students towards adaptive behaviour as expressed through teaching conceptual, social and practical adaptive skills.
APSN Delta Senior School
APSN Delta Senior School is part of APSN Education Services Ltd, a social service agency that provides special education and student care, and adult care. It adopts a holistic approach in its curriculum and programmes which includes vocational and social skills to prepare its beneficiaries for open employment and lifelong learning, and enables persons with special needs to be active contributors to society.
APSN Katong School
APSN Katong School is one of the 4 special education (SPED) schools in APSN, a social service agency that provides education and vocational training for individuals with mild intellectual disability. It adopts a holistic approach in its curriculum and programmes which include vocational and social skills to prepare its beneficiaries for open employment and lifelong learning, and enable persons with special needs to be active contributors to society. Katong School is the only APSN School which runs both the Primary and Secondary curriculum.
Cerebral Palsy Alliance Singapore
Cerebral Palsy Alliance Singapore provides persons with cerebral palsy and multiple disabilities with early intervention, special education, rehabilitation services, day activity centre programmes, vocational training and employment. It hopes to empower individuals by helping them realise their full potential and lead fulfilled, dignified lives.
Down Syndrome Association (Singapore) is dedicated to serving the needs of persons with down syndrome and their families. They believe in: Developing individuals with down syndrome through lifelong learning and social integration; Supporting families through specialist services, information and education; Advocating for equal opportunities, quality of life and their contribution to society.
Metta Welfare Association
Metta Welfare Association provides social services in children care, special education, disability care, supported employment for youth and medical care ranging from infancy to old age, regardless of race or religion. We are dedicated to delivering social service programmes for individuals and families by collaborating with our donors, partners, vendors and community organisations.
Movement for the Intellectually Disabled Singapore (MINDS)
MINDS has been serving persons with intellectual disabilities (PWIDs) across their entire lifespan in the past 59 years. Helping and enhancing the quality of life of over 3,000 PWIDs annually, and also caring for and supporting of the families and caregivers of PWIDs. Today, with a close to 800-strong workforce supported by passionate volunteers, MINDS runs over 30 facilities, services and programmes island-wide.
Muscular Dystrophy Association (Singapore)
Muscular Dystrophy Association (Singapore) also known as MDAS, is a non-profit social service agency that supports persons with muscular dystrophy and their families facing the life-threatening effects of neuromuscular conditions. It is committed to uplifting the lives of persons with muscular dystrophy and enhancing the quality of life for them and their families.
Rainbow Centre envisions a world where persons with disabilities are empowered and thriving in inclusive communities. It works with partners to create opportunities for persons with disabilities to make the most of their abilities and participate meaningfully in society.
St. Andrew’s Autism School
St Andrew’s Autism School offers a comprehensive developmental curriculum for students on the autism spectrum. It provides intervention in attention, regulation and motor skills, and address sensory and regulatory needs, guide, train and support family members and caregivers.
Singapore Association of the Visually Handicapped
Singapore Association of the Visually Handicapped is the national social service agency for the visually impaired. It provides clients with various rehabilitation and support services such as independent living skills and mobility training, recreational and social activities, Braille and audio material, assistive equipment, job skills support and job placement.
TOUCH Community Services
Since 1992, TOUCH Community Services has served people of all ages, races and religions to see sustainable change and transformation in their lives. It believes in the worth and potential of every child, youth at-risk, family in need, senior and person with special or healthcare needs to grow, participate and contribute in the community. The heartbeat of TOUCH is to activate potential, build independence, connect people, and deliver impact by developing sustainable solutions in society.