Artist Glacy from GlaySohArt roped in 2 of her classmates from Junior College, each with art careers of their own, to mentor 3 differently abled artists – Benjamin Koh, Christian Tan & Douglas Leong. Benjamin Koh and Christian Tan are living in a world where words are hard to verbalise and actions often misunderstood. Where Autism is hard to live with, Art provides an outlet of expression. Under a mentor / mentee program, the artists are guided in the painting process, their works are packaged into merchandise and retailed at tourist outlets. Through this, it is the mentors’ hope that the boys achieve some form of financial stability.
i’mable is an initiative by SG Enable to celebrate and shine a spotlight on the abilities of persons with special needs. i’mable seeks to bring together the 3Ps of public, private and people sectors to change perceptions, create more opportunities, and take positive action for persons with disabilities through collaboration, inclusive hiring, sponsorship and social procurement. To find out more about the i'mable initiative, visit www.imable.sg
All beneficiaries of CPAS have cerebral palsy – a physical disability that affects movement and posture, and usually comes with a range of associated impairments. Through the Goodwill, Rehabilitation and Occupational Workshop (GROW) initiative, beneficiaries are encouraged in their pursuit of functional independence and personal development through vocational training. With the creation of unique and inspiring gift items, the GROW artists not only have the opportunity to exercise their artistic talents, but are also able to generate a sustainable income.