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New tie-up to drive entrepreneurship among students with physical disabilities

Published on Jan 11, 2014 12:20 PM
 
The Society for the Physically Disabled on Jan 11, 2014, announced a new collaboration with the Spirit of Enterprise to help drive entrepreneurship among its student beneficiaries. -- ST FILE PHOTO: KEVIN LIM

The Society for the Physically Disabled (SPD) on Saturday announced a new collaboration with the Spirit of Enterprise to help drive entrepreneurship among its student beneficiaries.

The Spirit of Enterprise is a non-profit organisation set up in 2003 to promote entrepreneurship in Singapore. "Our students will have the opportunity to gain similar exposure through practical experience and networking opportunities with professionals and local entrepreneurs," said SPD president Chia Yong Yong, who was speaking at the society's Education Programme awards presentation ceremony held at The Gallery of Traders Hotel.

This year, the SPD recognised two physically disabled youth for their resilience in pursuing interests in visual and performing arts outside their studies. Some 97 physically disabled students and youths with parents who have physical disabilities, received $76,050 in bursaries under the education programme.

Ms Chia also said in her welcome address that two SPD student beneficiaries will be able to participate in an outdoor camp conducted by Outward Bound Singapore at the end of the year.

 
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