04/2018 Updates | SPD - Singapore

04/2018 Updates

Golfers Raise Close to $350,000 for People with Disabilities at SPD’s Third Charity Golf Outing

Golfers Raise Close to $350,000 for People with Disabilities at SPD’s Third Charity Golf Outing

27 April 2018

The SPD Charity Golf kicked off at the Raffles Country Club on 13 April 2018 for the third year running. More than 120 golfers gathered at the golf course, competing with one another through a series of 18 holes. The event raised close to $400,000 for people with disabilities. We take you through a series of photos that captured the day out at Raffles Country Club.

Uncovering the Strength of Youths: Beyond the “Me! Me! Me!” Facades

Uncovering the Strength of Youths: Beyond the “Me! Me! Me!” Facades

27 April 2018

There is a lot of spotlight on the young generation these days. As each generation takes over the ‘youth’ baton, people are often quick to snap judgements on them based on existing preconceived notions. Chia Xin Yi, a youth worker in SPD's Community and Social Support (CSSD) Department shares her professional views.

Organisational Excellence Day 2018 – Strengthening Quality Service through People, Productivity and Innovation

Organisational Excellence Day 2018 – Strengthening Quality Service through People, Productivity and Innovation

27 April 2018

This year’s Organisational Excellence Day, which was held at the MDIS campus on 12 April, focused on the theme of “Strengthening Quality Service through People, Productivity and Innovation.” In alignment with the theme, employees were introduced to productive and innovative work tools such as QR code for registration, and the online Pigeonhole platform to facilitate the Q&A session during the panel discussion.

Inaugural SPD Charity Dinner Raises Close to $285,000 for People with Disabilities

Inaugural SPD Charity Dinner Raises Close to $285,000 for People with Disabilities

12 April 2018

The inaugural SPD Charity Dinner held at PARKROYAL on Beach Road on 23 March took 350 guests down memory lane and included a gastronomical experience to boot. The event also raised close to $285,000. UPDATES bring you the highlights of the evening.

Celebrating Life’s Every Triumph Together – Philip Ang

Celebrating Life’s Every Triumph Together – Philip Ang

12 April 2018

“Having a disability doesn’t mean it is all bad. Life sets you this challenge because we have the strength to live it.” These were words that helped Mr Philip Ang overcome the many hurdles that surfaced in his life. The senior finance executive with SPD shares his story and his attitude towards life with senior advocacy analyst Poh Sho Siam.

How Caregivers in Singapore Are Embracing the Internet of Things to Improve Lives

How Caregivers in Singapore Are Embracing the Internet of Things to Improve Lives

12 April 2018

Caring for people with disabilities requires joined up thinking. People with disabilities have different needs, which might pose a challenge for caregivers, but the Internet is playing a significant part in helping to improve lives for caregivers in Singapore. Murray LeClair, a freelance finance writer, contributes his thoughts on the subject.