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Changemakers

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Community

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Initiatives

Co-create
Impact

Our awesome changemakers

Brittany

Brittany
Martin

Joseph

Joseph
Tan

JJ

Jingjie,
Lim

Brittany, a social entrepreneur, has been advocating for persons with disabilities for most of her life. After her dad was paralysed, her family had support to adapt and had hope for their future. However, today many remain hopeless and unaware of their potential to lead a fulfilling life. AbleThrive is a platform that connects families impacted by disabilities to resources available online and in their local areas based on their needs and interests to accelerate the path to adapting and living well with a disability. Join Brittany so that everyone has a chance to thrive! Learn more about AbleThrive here.
An industrial designer by profession, both of Joseph’s parents are wheelchair bound, and as a family they understand the trouble of planning an outing every single time. That was his inspiration to take action to make outings a better and smooth experience for all wheelchair users. Together with his team, he created ToTheLoo.sg, a one-stop online platform that enables wheelchair users to locate accessible wheelchair friendly toilets when exploring new places. Learn more about ToTheLoo here.
A chemistry student and regular volunteer with the Singapore Association of the Deaf, JJ and his team at L-Cube identified that there is a severe shortage of sign-language interpreters and note-takers to assist deaf students. They realised a need to implement a universal solution and designed a platform to create an on-demand, economical post-production video captioning service with a fast turn-around time. This will not only benefit deaf learners, but also have benefits for hearing students. Together, they are working towards making education, the pathway to dreams, accessible to all, regardless of hearing or deaf.

What's up?

We run community engagement programmes that encourage changemakers to connect closely with & mobilise local communities, in order to prototype solutions that meet a real need. These are followed by concrete post programme support to ensure sustainability.

The latest is a 10-week programme that is part of "Enabling Change", aimed to impact on persons with disabilities and their caregivers in Singapore.

Enabling Change is a collaborative effort powered by Singtel and supported by the National Youth Council, *SCAPE, SG Enable, Eden Strategy Institute, and Singapore Makers, among others.

This is the second time we are working with the organisers. At SAMH, our mission is Mental Wellness for All. We seek to promote mental wellness in the community and improve the rehabilitation and reintegration of persons diagnosed with mental illness. We actively support the changemakers from Enabling Change because they are able to think out of the box and bring fresh perspectives - some of which can be applied back to our daily work.
— Lili Tan, Executive Director of Singapore Association for Mental Health

More than just numbers

31

Changemakers
Inspired

14

Projects
Supported

45

Experts
Involved

510

Community
Members
Engaged

40

VWOs
Collaborated

Focusing on community engagement helped to ensure that our solutions are based on ground realities. The spirit of enabling real change for persons with disabilities carries on for all changemakers beyond the programme’s duration.
— Kia Yee, 19, Changemaker (Participant of Enabling Change)