16 March 2018
ISG’s team in Singapore has taken part in the annual Carnival and Buddy Walk, a fundraising event organised by its charity partner, Down Syndrome Association (Singapore), known as DSA(S).
The event, which took place alongside World Down Syndrome Day 2018, also launched DSA(S)’s new Independent Living and Training Centre (ILTC) in Singapore, a project which ISG is delivering for the charity.
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.
The new facilities will support DSA(S)’s ambition to be the ‘centre of excellence’ for individuals with Down syndrome, their families and the community.
The charity event, which consisted of a 1.5km walk followed by a mini carnival, was a great success, with the money raised exceeding the $200,000 target and going towards running the numerous educational and enrichment programmes in Singapore for people with Down syndrome.
Since 2011, ISG has supported DSA(S) in many ways, including hosting charity auctions, fundraising efforts and personal development programmes for members of the organisation.
Speaking at the event, DSA(S) chairman, Roderick Tan, thanked ISG for its contribution to the new centre, which is located in the heart of Singapore’s residential district.
“Leading the way in the transformation, and lending their generous support for this new project, are Centurion Corporation and ISG,” he said.
“Thank you both for giving us this reason to celebrate today.”
For more information about DSA(S), click this link.