The ABLE Story

The story of Abilities Beyond Limitations and Expectations (ABLE) began in September 2009 when the Chairman of the Catholic Social and Community Council (CSCC), approached Mr. Raymundo A. Yu Jr. to assist Caritas, Singapore in the establishment of a charity aligned to the physically challenged community. This resonated strongly with him and he proceeded to recruit a group of like-minded individuals with a calling to serve this segment of society.

ABLE was incorporated on 25 October 2010 and began operations as a member of Caritas Singapore, the official social and community arm of the Catholic Church in Singapore. ABLE obtained certification as an Institution of a Public Character and approval from Ministry of Community Development, Youth and Sports (MCYS) on 24 November 2010.

Prior to incorporation, research was carried out to assess the needs of this special segment of the community. Talks were held with various organisations which were aligned with ABLE’s cause and values to explore the possibility of collaboration. A maiden project was the Centre for the Physically Challenged (CPC), from December 2010 to May 2015.

In line with our mission to help our clients to live with dignity and have a productive, meaningful and independent life, we registered ABLE SEAS Limited on 31 March 2015 as a social enterprise to train and coach the physically challenged beneficiaries in accounting knowledge and skills with the objective of placing them to gainful employment. ABLE SEAS provides accounting, corporate secretarial and payroll services to corporations and charity organisations.

In late October 2015, ABLE completed the move to the Agape Village with two centres. In the new Rehabilitation and Training Centre, ABLE hopes to provide conventional as well as Pilates rehabilitation therapies, working towards integrating persons with physical disabilities back into society. ABLE’s Respite Centre aims to offer centre-based and home-based respite services, with a variety of activities to cater to the physical and mental well-being of the caregivers of the physically challenged.