Down syndrome life-skills facility delivered by ISG in Singapore officially opens

21 May 2019

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ISG in Singapore attended the official opening of the Independent Living and Training Centre, held at Telok Blangah Crescent.

The life-skills facility, which is run by Down Syndrome Association (Singapore), provides training for young adults with Down syndrome, allowing them to practice various skills so that they are able to live independently even when they outlive their parents or caretakers.

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The opening ceremony saw attendance from over 50 members along with 16 invited guests including guest-of-honour, Sam Tan, Minister of State for Social and Family Development, and Foreign Affairs.

In a speech, Mr Tan thanked ISG and Centurion Corporation for making the centre a reality, and he aims to encourage individuals from both public and private sectors to continue working together in coming up with more initiatives like the centre.

The training programme within the facility aims to cultivate skills which include independent travelling, personal hygiene, time management, home economics, personal safety, financial planning, self-advocacy, decision-making and communal living.

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ISG in Singapore has been supporting the charity for over eight years and was presented with a painting as a token of appreciation for playing a crucial part in delivering the fit out of the centre, which was completed in 2018.