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Meet Sammy

Dr Navin Nair is a man of incredible determination and resilience. Diagnosed with cerebral palsy at birth, it is a daily challenge for him to navigate around the public transport system. Dr Navin Nair’s weekly journey to physiotherapy involves taking various modes of public transport, from busses to MRT trains.

However, he saw the opportunity to make a difference and be the voice of persons with disabilities. Working with the Ministry of Transport and Land Transport Authority, he provided feedback, suggested changes and even tested the bus ramps when it was first introduced.

As a Goh Chok Tong Enable Award 2022 Promise Awardee, Navin continues to inspire others an make a positive impact in the community.

You too, can make a difference and support persons with disabilities by donating 1 public transport trip (worth $2) to Goh Chok Tong Enable Fund with every $50 spent on The Good Cart.

Meet Sara

At birth, fengze was diagnosed with Pierre Robin Syndrome, which causes breathing difficulties. When he was five, Fengze was diagnosed with autism.

Fengze requires his parents’ supervision to manage his daily routine, including brushing his teeth and getting dressed. As Fengze is unable to communicate verbally, caring for him can be challenging for his parents, especially when he falls sick. While he manages some of his daily activities like eating independently, Fengze requires constant care to ensure his safety. Hence, his concerned parents are looking into care plans for his future.

Through the Goh Chok Tong Enable Fund, Fengze’s parents were able to set up trust accounts with the Special Needs Trust Company and purchase a term plan which ensures the cost of Fengze’s future care will be covered.

You too, can make a difference and support persons with disabilities by donating 1 public transport trip (worth $2) to Goh Chok Tong Enable Fund with every $50 spent on The Good Cart.

Meet Desiree

Amirul was born deaf. Currently a student at ITE College West, pursuing a higher Nitec cost in Electronic Engineering. Amirul is also passionate about dancing and he has performed for several school events. Having overcome many obstacles throughout his life, Amirul’s pillars of strength consists of is families and friends, who continue to support him through the adversities he faces.

When he was younger, his family could not afford a cochlear implant. As such, he was unable to pursue his studies in aerospace technology. But this did not stop him from living life to the fullest.

Through the Goh Chok Tong Enable Fund, Amirul was able to fulfil his childhood dream of driving. The Fund aided him in purchasing a cochlear implant, which allowed him to enrol in driving lessons and obtain a driver’s license.

You too, can make a difference and support persons with disabilities by donating 1 public transport trip (worth $2) to Goh Chok Tong Enable Fund with every $50 spent on The Good Cart.

Meet

Don’t you just love her radiant smile? Born with visual impairment, Joan has never let her condition get in the way of pursuing her passion for sports. She plays for the Singapore national goalball team and has represented the country in ASEAN para games in 2015 and 2022.

She also picked up Judo to further challenge herself. Judo taught her the importance of resilience as the moves required discipline and consistent practice. Joan’s goal in life is to continually work towards self-improvement and she hopes that her story will motivate other persons with disabilities to chase their dreams.

As a Goh Chok Tong Enable Awards 2021 Promise Awardee, Joan also advocates for inclusivity by giving educational talks on resilience through sports to Primary and Secondary school students.

You too, can make a difference and support persons with disabilities by donating 1 public transport trip (worth $2) to Goh Chok Tong Enable Fund with every $50 spent on The Good Cart.

HOW DO THE GOOD CART AND LUX CONTRIBUTE TO HER SANCTUARY?

Heartfelt Words from the Founder of Her Sanctuary

"The idea is to set up a Sanctuary, not a halfway house. A Sanctuary where we will help them to unpack, where they can have a place where we can build them up to be economically independent people.

We believe what changes a person is the support and environment we can provide.

-Anil David, Founder, Agape Seed Fellowship

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