Born with cerebral palsy, Wee Kiat is not able to walk or run. However, disability is no obstacle to him in pursuing his aspirations.
After his studies at the Cerebral Palsy Alliance Singapore, Wee Kiat was referred to the sheltered workshop at SPD, an organisation supported by Community Chest that serves persons with disabilities, to equip him with skills and improve his employability. With the support from the workshop, he found a good fit in computer-based work and often stepped forward to help fellow trainees with simple IT troubleshooting.
Through the workshop, Wee Kiat overcame his fears of using a motorised wheelchair. With his newfound independence, he looks forward to buying his meals and going on outings with his family and friends. The confidence that Wee Kiat has built up over time encourages him to take on new challenges. Once a person with low self-esteem, Wee Kiat now aspires to bring positive impact to people with disabilities by sharing his experiences. He is also working towards his goal of securing employment in an IT-related setting in the mainstream workforce.
Wee Kiat is one of the many service users that your SHARE donations have helped, and we can do more to help the vulnerable and disadvantaged communities.
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About $40 provides a week of case management and/or counselling services to help a person with disability build confidence and access services to gain independence.