Building a brighter future for Down Syndrome Association in Singapore

07 August 2018

ISG in Singapore’s project to build a new Independent Living and Training Centre (ILTC) for its charity partner, Down Syndrome Association (Singapore), known as DSA(S), is officially complete.

ISG in Singapore’s project to build a new Independent Living and Training Centre (ILTC) for its charity partner, Down Syndrome Association (Singapore), known as DSA(S), is officially complete. 

The ISG team, along with several industry trade partners, transformed an existing office space, located in the heart of Telok Blangah Crescent, into a facility which will provide experiential living and working environments for people with Down syndrome. 

The transformation of the facility consists of the conversion of existing office space into a fully equipped apartment complete with ‘practice’ office and living areas, to facilitate independent living for young adults prior to living and working on their own.

In addition to support from the ISG team, trade partners and supply chains from the construction industry contributed labour and materials to create an inviting and comfortable space.  

Over 16 trade contractors contributed their products and services, including Designclique Associates, Green Art Design, MTM Solutions, Kokaine, Deco-Base Enterprise, Update Asia, One Creation, Roselle Mont-Clair Furnishing, KM Interiors, Lee Tat, Ming Xian Interiors Design & Renovation, Extol Design & Contracts, KS Furniture, Weldone Electrical Engineering, Solid Arts Interior and Take & Post.

Steve Ramsden, ISG managing director for Southeast Asia and Middle East, visited the completed facility during handover, and was impressed with the outcome of the project. 

“I am incredibly proud of our team of specialists, who have worked hard in delivering this project, and ensuring that the same exceptional service and quality was extended,” he said. 

Steve continued: “This new facility is a significant milestone in the enduring relationship between ISG and DSA(S), which has been established over the last seven years. 

“We will continue to support DSA(S) in future initiatives.” 

Moses Lee, executive director of Down Syndrome Association (Singapore), said: “We are deeply appreciative of ISG’s tremendous support and generosity towards this initiative in enabling the lives of people with Down syndrome.”

The Independent Living and Training Centre is scheduled to reopen in November 2018.