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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, SPD Youth Aspiration Award, learning and development opportunities and case management services.
The SPD Bursary Award is offered to students from low-income families studying in mainstream schools. Students must have a physical or sensory disability, i.e. hearing or visual impairments, to qualify. The quantum of the grant ranges from $300 per year for primary level to $6,000 per year for university level.
Applications for the SPD Bursary Award 2017 is now open. Application forms can be downloaded from here and renewal forms from here. All completed forms should reach us by 14 November 2016. For enquiries or more information, please contact Ms Jane Yeo at 6579 0745 or via email by clicking here.
SPD Youth Aspiration Award
To encourage youths with disabilities to pursue their interests in visual or performing arts, sports or community service, we offer a grant of $5,000 to recipients of the SPD Youth Aspiration Award every year. The award is open to youths with physical or sensory disabilities from Secondary One to Universities.
Applications for the SPD Youth Aspiration Award 2017 is now open. Application forms can be downloaded from here. All completed forms should reach us by 14 November 2016. 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