Loh Wee Kiat

Helping adults with disabilities find confidence in their abilities and lead full and productive lives.

Through the sheltered workshop at SPD, Wee Kiat found a good fit in computer-based work and gained independence and confidence to take on new challenges.

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 vocational 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.

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