Ms Aisah Binte Ibrahim

Aisah, 76 years old, is the President of the Bedok Youth Society for the Disabled (BYSD), an Inclusion Ambassador with the Disabled People’s Association, a Team Singapore para-bowler and a vocalist cum musician. She has poliomyelitis and relies on a wheelchair to get around after undergoing hip replacement surgery in 2014.

Aisah was nominated by BYSD and Faith Music Centre.

Laurentia, 44 years old, is an accomplished Team Singapore para-equestrienne who has won medals for the nation at major international sporting events such as the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games and the London 2012 Paralympic Games. She has profound deafness and athetoid cerebral palsy.

Laurentia was nominated by the Singapore Disability Sports Council.

Judy, 62 years old, is the founder and principal consultant of LevelField Consultants, a consultancy firm promoting the inclusion of everyone in all activities, and Executive Director of the Muscular Dystrophy Association (Singapore). She was born with congenital deformity that affects all her limbs, and currently relies on a wheelchair to aid her mobility.

Judy was nominated by Mr Akash Mohapatra.

Aloysius, 17 years old, is a Team Singapore boccia youth para-athlete who has won medals for the nation at international tournaments such as the Bahrain 2021 Asian Youth Para Games and the inaugural World Boccia Youth Championship. Born with cerebral palsy, he is non-verbal and relies on his wheelchair to facilitate his movements.

Aloysius was nominated by the Cerebral Palsy Alliance Singapore.

Nicolette, 22 years old, is the co-founder of Ngee Ann Polytechnic’s co-curricular club NP Supportify, which is dedicated to raising awareness and providing social-emotional support to students with disabilities. She has severe hearing loss and has undergone procedures for cochlear implants.

Nicolette was nominated by Ngee Ann Polytechnic.

Shalom, 28 years old, is a disability rights and social inclusion advocate who firmly believes that disability awareness should be taught to children in schools. He was born with Duchenne muscular dystrophy and his condition quickly deteriorated in his teenage years, leading to the loss of his writing and painting abilities.

Shalom was nominated by Ms Priscilla Koh Siew Im.

Ismail, 40 years old, is the captain of Team Singapore’s para-tenpin bowling and a member of the Bowling Association of the Disabled (Singapore), who has amassed a total of 29 medals – seven Golds, 12 Silves and 10 Bronzes. He has congenital nystagmus.

Ismail was nominated by the Bowling Association of the Disabled (Singapore).

Yew Kim, better known as Yuki, 29 years old, is the founder of the independent Deaf film team Weirdoooo and a performing artist who is part of ART:DIS’ Beyond Dis:play programme. Born with bilateral profound hearing loss, she strongly advocates for a more inclusive arts scene.

Yuki was nominated by The Singapore Association for the Deaf.

Kimberly, 23 years old, is a youth inclusion advocate who looks to raise awareness on the need for greater disability education and awareness. She is also a Deaf bowler who clinched a Silver in the women’s doubles event at the Deaflympics 2022

Kimberly was nominated by Yale-NUS College.

Faaiqah, 22 years old, is a Singapore sign language performing artist and member of the fully Deaf dance crew Redeafination. Having profound hearing loss, she was also the first Deaf student who pursued a Diploma in Arts & Theatre Management in Republic Polytechnic.

Faaiqah was nominated by Equal Dreams.


华社领袖庆生吴作栋亲道贺 捐手表钢笔助筹近250万善款

庆祝生日不忘做慈善!潮安会馆候任主席张学彬昨天(7日)庆祝46岁生日,特地举办一场盛大生日晚宴,为吴作栋协立慈善基金筹款,并邀得荣誉国务资政吴作栋担任主宾,整个晚宴总共为协立慈善基金筹得近250万元善款。 其中,吴作栋也捐出自己的手表和钢笔供竞标,两样物品最终以26万元的高价拍出,得标的是Epl Alliance Pte Ltd公司。 而印有吴作栋、社会及家庭发展部高级政务次长蔡瑞隆、国会议员陈佩玲、林谋泉和阀贺米的掌印纪念品,则拍得33万3333元3角3分的高价,由商人朱志强夫妇标得。 46岁的张学彬,是优联燃气控股的总裁,活跃于多个会馆社团。配合他的生日,他昨晚在醉花林俱乐部礼堂举办这场名为“实现梦想”(Enabling Dreams)的慈善晚宴。出席者除上述多个政要议员外、还包括企业家、商界领袖等“重量级”人物。 协立慈善基金至今发放逾500万元助残障人士 张学彬接受《8视界新闻网》访问时说,昨晚的晚宴对他来说,意义非凡。他说,其实庆生是次要,更重要的是想要做一场慈善筹款活动。 “我觉得,社会上还有一些不幸群体,需要我们去帮助。生日年年有,但不是说,年年都可以去办慈善活动。很幸运的,大家都很疼爱我,一叫就来了。” 张学彬说,昨晚筹到的所有善款,都将捐给吴作栋协立慈善基金,希望尽可能帮助到更多的有需要群体。 吴作栋在致辞时说,吴作栋协立慈善基金至今已发放超过500万元协助残障人士,他希望该基金是可持续性的,以便能继续为残障人士得生活带来积极得影响。 昨晚的庆生慈善活动,共进行长达四个小时,分别举行多场的慈善义标项目,在场的仁人善翁、商界人士都非常踊跃参与捐款,整个慈善晚宴最终共筹得243万8888元。 吴作栋协立慈善基金受惠者,昨晚在晚宴上也带来多项余兴节目,使得晚宴热闹精彩。 吴作栋协立慈善基金旨在为残障人士提供对社会做出贡献和融入社会的机会。基金由新协立管理,新传媒鼎力支持。荣誉国务资政吴作栋是基金的赞助人。欲通过吴作栋协立慈善基金给予残障人士支持, 请浏览。  文: 8 world 叶衍娴

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