We Are Able! Conference
National Council of Social Service (NCSS) shared initiatives to support persons with disabilities at the We Are Able! 2016 event held on 27 Feb 2016. The biennial event, organised by NCSS for the second time and in collaboration with Tote Board this year aims to raise public awareness and celebrate the abilities and contributions of persons with disabilities.
Minister for Social and Family Development Tan Chuan-Jin was the guest-of-honour at the event, which was attended by close to 400 representatives from voluntary welfare organisations, ministries, partnering organisations and the community.
NCSS will continue to work with voluntary welfare organisations (VWOs) to pioneer initiatives and scale effective projects to enhance access to needed services and will also be rolling out more public education efforts to promote greater awareness and understanding of persons with disabilities among members of the public.
“NCSS is glad to partner with our VWOs and community partners such as Tote Board to pioneer programmes and initiatives that encourage social integration of persons with disabilities into our community, make a positive impact in their daily lives and foster an inclusive society." - by Mr Sim Gim Guan, CEO of National Council of Social Service.