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We started the SPD Education Programme in 1985 to offer financial assistance to 25 students studying in mainstream schools. Today, the programme has evolved to become one that extends a holistic support to children with disabilities.
The SPD Education Programme encompasses of the bursary award, learning and development opportunities and case management services.
The SPD Bursary Award is offered to students from low-income families studying in mainstream Primary and Secondary schools, Junior Colleges (JC) and Institute of Technical Education (ITE). Students must have a physical or sensory disability, i.e. hearing or visual impairments, to qualify.
Applications for the SPD Education Programme Bursary Award 2019 for Primary and Secondary levels are now open. Application forms can be downloaded here. Completed forms should reach us by 28 December 2018. Applications for JC and ITE levels will open in May 2019.
For enquiries or more information, please contact Ms Jane Yeo at 6579 0745 or via email by clicking here.
Learning and development opportunities
Piquing young and curious minds, the SPD Education Programme provides learning and development opportunities to students with physical disabilities through outings, camps, workshops and courses. In addition, we also conduct workshops and seminars for caregivers and teachers to guide them in communicating and managing children with physical disabilities.
When necessary, primary and secondary school students with physical disabilities from low-income families studying in mainstream schools also receive partial or fully sponsored private tuition at their homes to help them cope in their studies.
Post-secondary school students also receive career counselling to help them identify their interests and abilities, as well as set future-oriented goals.
Our social workers and case management officers provide counselling and look into the social, financial and rehabilitation needs of students with physical disabilities. Support is also extended to the students’ families. The team helps recommend and co-ordinate specialised SPD services such as rehabilitation, assistive technology, befriending and mentoring, if the students require them.
For enquiries and more information, please contact:
Tel: 6579 0772
Email: click here to email