Handicapped people learning life skills at the Centre for the Physically Challenged.
Caritas Singapore’s latest members – Abilities Beyond Limitations and Expectations (ABLE) and Infant Jesus Homes and Children’s Centres (IJHCC)
Abilities Beyond Limitations and Expectations (ABLE) has partnered Handicaps Welfare Association (HWA) to jointly operate the Centre for the Physically Challenged.
The Centre is ABLE’s first project, said its chairman Raymundo Yu. The partnership allows ABLE to tap into HWA’s expertise in working with the physically challenged, he told CatholicNews.
The centre, which had its soft launch on Dec 3, is located in HWA’s premises in Whampoa Drive. It offers services such as physiotherapy, occupational therapy, IT and vocational skills training, in-house employment opportunities and job and internship placements.
“ABLE will fund the centre … [and] provide strategic direction,” said Mr Yu.