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Milestone one Celebrations Our Beginning ABLE’s story began when the Catholic Social and Community Council approached ABLE’s Founding Chairman, Mr Raymundo Yu, to help Caritas Singapore establish a charity serving people with physical disabilities. This cause resonated with Raymundo, and he recruited like-minded individuals to serve this segment of society. Celebrations September 2009 Official IPC Status ABLE’s story began when the Catholic Social and Community Council approached ABLE’s Founding Chairman, Mr Raymundo Yu, to help Caritas Singapore establish a charity serving people with physical disabilities. This cause resonated with Raymundo, and he recruited like-minded individuals to serve this segment of society. Celebrations October 2010 Milestone Two Celebrations Centre for the
Physically Challenged
ABLE’s story began when the Catholic Social and Community Council approached ABLE’s Founding Chairman, Mr Raymundo Yu, to help Caritas Singapore establish a charity serving people with physical disabilities. This cause resonated with Raymundo, and he recruited like-minded individuals to serve this segment of society. Celebrations December 2010 to May 2015
Centre for the
Physically Challenged
A maiden project with Handicaps Welfare Association / @hwa.sg was the Centre for the Physically Challenged (CPC), which provided rehabilitation, training and Return-To-Work services. Celebrations December 2010 to May 2015
Centre for the
Physically Challenged
Through the project, 326 clients were served, with over 500 rehabilitation sessions, 160 courses and 182 job/project placements. Celebrations December 2010 to May 2015
Milestone Three Celebrations Agape Respite@MDAS A key focus area identified was the challenges faced by caregivers of persons with muscular dystrophy. Celebrations March 2013 to September 2017 Agape Respite@MDAS ABLE ran Agape Respite@MDAS with Muscular Dystrophy Association Singapore between March 2013 to December 2017 to give caregivers opportunities to energise and refresh themselves. Celebrations March 2013 to September 2017 Agape Respite@MDAS At this centre, caregivers were given respite through organized activities while their care recipients were engaged in other activities. See Event Photos March 2013 to September 2017 Agape Respite@MDAS Over 200 family caregivers and 140 care recipients were served through centre- and home-based programmes. See Event Photos March 2013 to September 2017 Milestone Four See Event Photos ABLE SEAS Established under the umbrella of ABLE, ABLE SEAS initially started out as a project in 2013 to train and coach physically challenged beneficiaries in accounting knowledge and skills, with the goal of placing them in gainful employment. See Event Photos 2013 to Present ABLE SEAS ABLE SEAS employs and trains people with disabilities, affording them opportunities to work in a sustainable, productive and safe environment. See Event Photos 2013 to Present ABLE SEAS ABLE SEAS moved to Agape Village and continues to provide accounting, payroll and GST applications. See Event Photos 2013 to Present Milestone Four See Event Photos AGAPE Village ABLE moved to Agape Village in late October 2015. See Event Photos October 2015 to Present AGAPE Village ABLE moved to Agape Village in late October 2015. See Event Photos October 2015 to Present AGAPE Village An extension of ABLE’s Return-To-Work programme, ABLE SEAS also moved to Agape Village and continues to provide accounting, payroll and GST applications. See Event Photos October 2015 to Present AGAPE Village ABLE also continues to enable persons with mobility challenges by offering wheelchair-accessible transport at reasonable rates. See Event Photos October 2015 to Present