The Goh Chok Tong Enable Fund (GCTEF) aims to provide persons with disabilities the opportunities to actively contribute to society and lead socially integrated lives. The Fund supports persons with disabilities through 3As: providing financial Aid, supporting Aspirations and giving Awards to recognise the achievements and potential of persons with disabilities.Learn More
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Heng Lye Nging has not had it easy. Her only child, Lina, was born with developmental delay, autism and hearing impairment, something she only confirmed when her child was three years old. Lina is now 24. “
I suspected something was wrong because she wasn’t behaving like other children. She started babbling at eight months but stopped soon after. She never learnt to walk. She didn’t play with other children,” recalled Madam Heng.
It took several visits to various hospitals before Lina’s disabilities were diagnosed. Madam Heng’s in-laws could not accept the girl’s…Read More
ABLE began with a vision that the physically challenged should not be left behind in society. That singular idea led to the founding of Abilities Beyond Limitations and Expectations (ABLE) in 2009 which sits under Caritas Singapore, the official social and community arm of the Catholic Church in Singapore.Read More
Raising one child with special needs is challenging enough. Raising three puts unimaginable stress and strain on the family. Yet, this is Annette Chua’s reality. Annette’s six-year-old son is suspected to have autism. She is also caring for her nephews who both have autism. The older boy who is 11 is also being treated for depression and anxiety while his nine-year-old brother is being tested for learning disabilities.Read More
Friends of GCTEF is a network of individual and corporate donors who have made a multi-year pledge to the Goh Chok Tong Enable Fund (GCTEF). Their ongoing support not only helps sustain existing work, but allows for the charity to serve more persons with disabilities, caregivers and individuals per year.
We would like to extend our heartfelt appreciation to these key donors for believing in our mission and for generously supporting us thus far.
Mr Heng Chiang Hai