MEDIA COVERAGE

Media Articles 2016

22 November 2016
The Straits Times reported on the first case of Tetralogy of Fallot treatment that did not involve open heart surgery in Singapore. Mr Gary Cheng, a trainee at MINDS, was mentioned as the first patient who has attempted the procedure in Singapore.

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20 November 2016
Minister Chan Chun Sing wrote a post on Project Sunshine, where MINDS was the only invited beneficiary, on his Facebook. Not only was the public able to purchase the latest cookies, handicrafts and plants from MINDS Baker and MINDS Craft, they were also able to meet the clients who made all those goodies.

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20 November 2016
TODAY introduced some environmental-friendly alternatives to discarding unwanted clothing. One of which is to donate to MINDS Shop which also helps to provide MINDS clients with pre-vocational training in retail and customer service skills in the outlets where donated items are sold.

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19 November 2016
The Smart Local put up a post on the list of fashion thrift stores to shop at in Singapore. MINDS was featured as one of the thrift shops for members of the public to source for good deals. From the shop layout to the items sold, they did a thorough guide-along to showcase the hidden gems that could be found in MINDS’ shop.

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17 November 2016
In view of the National Kidney Foundation’s (NKF) scandal, TODAY wrote an article on the possible future prospect of the respective organization. They interviewed a few experts in the field, including MINDS CEO, Mr. Keh, for his opinion on the issue. Mr. Keh mentioned that the organization would continue to do well if it has a good supporting team as responsibility should not fall only on its CEO.

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9 November 2016
TODAY reported on the poor response rate for Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) applications. During the interview, Minister Tan Chuan-Jin highlighted the pilot project MINDS had with NUS where the NUS law students helped the parents of MINDS’ SPED students to prepare the relevant documents to apply for LPA, thus making the process less tedious for them.

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8 November 2016
The National Council of Social Service (NCSS) posted an informational video on MINDS Water on their Facebook Page. With the new bottled water venture, MINDS is able to provide job for 68 beneficiaries from all levels of support needs.

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6 November 2016
In an interview with Channel News Asia on Sped schools’ ability to handle the possible increase in student intake due to the new Compulsory Education (CE) Act, Mr. Keh, CEO of MINDS, expressed that MINDS is already equipped to cater to their existing students. However, more has to be known about those who are not currently attending Sped schools despite the schools’ readiness, in order to be fully prepared for the 2019 intake.

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5 November 2016
The Straits Times reported about the Compulsory Education Act which will affect persons with special needs who turn 7years old in 2019. MINDS’ Sped schools have been listed as 4 of the 20 government-funded special education schools, catering to students with moderate intellectual disability and mild autism.

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4 November 2016
The Straits Times reported on the introduction of the Compulsory Education Act that will now include children with moderate to severe special needs. MINDS’ Sped schools have been listed as 4 of the 20 government-funded special education schools, catering to students with moderate intellectual disability and mild autism.

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31 October 2016
In the October-December issue of The New Eurasian magazine, did a cover story on “The Special Needs Teacher” which featured Jessica De Silva, a teacher from Lee Kong Chian Gardens School (LGS). She shared about the qualities that Sped teachers need to possess and praised the holistic approach that MINDS’ Sped schools adopt. Val Nicholas, a student from LGS, was also featured as her mother spoke about the challenges and successes of raising a child with special needs.

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23 October 2016
Minister Tan Chuan Jin posted a live video recording of the “O.WOW (Walk of Wonder) A Very Special Fashion Show!” on his Facebook. This is the first catwalk in Singapore that featured people with special needs. MINDS had the honor to send 2 of its clients, Benson Tan and Jason Goh, to grace the catwalk for this special event.

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17 October 2016
Berita Harian published an awareness page on special needs. One of the stories featured a Special Education (SPED) teacher from Lee Kong Chian Gardens School (LGS). She was inspired by her aunt who was also a SPED teacher, to become one since young. In another article, a caregiver whose child is studying at Fernvale Garden School shared about her changing perception towards those with Down syndrome as she enrolled her child into a SPED school.

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20 September 2016
Channel News Asia published an article about Singapore film, 7 Letters, as the film had won a S$15,000 prize at the Fukuoka Film Festival. MINDS, being one of the beneficiaries to receive the proceeds from 7 letters’ theatrical runs in Singapore, was mentioned in the article.

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11 September 2016
NTUC This Week, a labour-movement-centric weekly publication with some 11,000 subscribers published an article on the occupation as a teacher and shines a spotlight on MINDS teacher, Ms Agnes Gee. It shared about her inspiring story as a teacher in the special education field and her thoughts of the role of a mentor and a parent.

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5 September 2016
A bonding event organised by Sembawang GRC and immigrants’ association Kowloon Club at Woodlands Waterfront Park was reported on The Straits Times. 50 MINDS clients attended the event as the beneficiary.

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2 September 2016
The New Paper and Asiaone issued a story of a MINDS client who was diagnosed with Microcephaly with Global Developmental Delay during his infancy. The article described how the family coped with raising a child with special needs where he has grown to be more self-sufficient.

An article on the Appropriate Adult Scheme elaborating on what volunteers do during police interviews was published on The Straits Times. The writer has also called for the scheme to cover minors and the elderly in light of Benjamin’s case happened in January 2016.

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20 August 2016
Students of MINDS Towner Gardens School (TGS) attended a workshop with volunteers from Young NTUC where they learned the basics of putting a terrarium together before presenting their creations to their teachers in celebration of Teachers’ Day. The paper was published on The Straits Times.

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13 August 2016
Asia One reported on a MINDS student, Mohammad Haziq Aqil who has a rare liver disease regained sight and hearing with help of Hi-5 songs.

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10 August 2016
An article about NDP and inclusiveness citing MINDS’ involvement in the Kembangan-Chai Chee National Day Observance Ceremony was reported on The Straits Times. It featured a combined marching contingent formed by students from MINDS Towner Gardens School (TGS) and Ping Yi Secondary School, with MINDS student Abdul Salam Afraar Sajith leading the Pledge.

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8 August 2016
The Straits Times mentioned about the National Day Parade returning to the Stadium and cited how inclusive components like Kembangan Chai Chee’s observance ceremony had MINDS’ participation as part of national celebration.

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6 August 2016
Community beat reporter Janice Tai wrote an article on The Straits Times on how Sticks should be brandished to encourage bosses to hire disabled people, rather than just offering carrots like financial incentives. MINDS CEO Mr Keh Eng Song was quoted.

For the first time, MINDS Taiko Drum Group has been invited to perform the opening of Special Music and Art Festival in Pyeongchang, South Korea and was reported on Berita Harian.

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4 August 2016
Channel News Asia had broadcasted a feature on the aftermath of the recognition of products and services by persons with special needs from well-known figureheads such as Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong’s wife Mdm Ho Ching. MINDS’ Social Enterprise products (MINDS Flavours and Craft) were featured on the segment. Social Enterprise Senior Manager, Ng Reina was also interviewed.

The Straits Times published a forum comment by reader Betty Ho Peck Woon (Madam), who appealed for NCSS, NVPC and organizations like MINDS and Rainbow Centre to raise more awareness on lesser known intellectual disabilities such as Global Development Delay.

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3 August 2016
MINDS was featured on the online publication Enterprise Innovation.net regarding government’s announcement during the E2Connect 2016 forum that people with disabilities, as well as Voluntary Welfare Organizations (VWOs), including MINDS, will soon have greater access to assistive technology and more financial support.

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31 July 2016
Lianhe Zaobao reported on MINDS Film Festival, citing its strong response from the public and talked about the additional screening of “My Feral Heart” due to the overwhelmed sales. The article also included quotes from MINDS CEO Mr Keh and Chairman of Singapore Film Society (SFS), Mr Kenneth Tan.

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30 July 2016
Popular British comedian and writer Neil Humphreys had posted many positive words and promoted MINDS Film Festival to his followers on Facebook. He had also attended the film festival.

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27 July 2016
Well known Film Correspondent John Lui issued an article on the story behind the cast of a Down syndrome individual as the main lead for Director Jane Gull’s latest movie, “My Feral Heart” on The Straits Times. The debut of the film was the opening film for MINDS Film Festival, which was organized jointly with Singapore Film Society (SFS). Other films featured in the festival such as “I Am Sam” & “Monica & David” were also highlighted in the article.

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24 July 2016
Well-known local blogger/vlogger Mr Brown shared on the MINDS Film Festival on his Facebook page.

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20 July 2016
Featuring MINDS Film Festival which was held for over 2 weeks, Shin Min Newspaper cited the opening film’s debut – My FERAL HEART. 4 other films featured during the event were also highlighted.

My Paper also published a piece on MINDS Film Festival citing My Feral Heart as an Asian Premiere. A quote from MINDS President which was lifted from the event’s brochure was highlighted on the paper.

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22 June 2016
The Straits Times released an article on the NDP 2016 Engagement Team’s commitment, as well as hosting a record number of special needs/elderly beneficiaries (including MINDS) in this year’s celebrations. MINDS has worked together with the engagement team to arrange for more than 800 participants (made up of clients, caregivers, staff and volunteers) to attend the NE1 show held at the Singapore Sports Hub on 9 July 2016.

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10 June 2016
An opinion piece regarding the change of names of certain VWOs to embrace a more socially sensitive stance was published on The Straits Times. The writer cited MINDS as one the VWOs who has changed its name from the Singapore Association for Retarded Children to the Movement for the Intellectually Disabled of Singapore (MINDS). He challenges however that euphemisms have been an extreme turn.

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7 June 2016
Channel News Asia broadcasted a large featurette on Singapore Tonight, Ch 5, Ch 8 and Vasaantham about the opening of MINDS’ 6th TDC – Boon Lay Training & Development Centre, located in Tradehub21 instead of the usual heartland setting. MINDS CEO Mr Keh Eng Song, BTDC’s Head Serene Tan and a caregiver from CTDC were interviewed as they highlighted the long waiting list dilemma and how MINDS has constantly developed ways to alleviate the capacity crunch. The featurette also mentioned about employment centers and focused on introducing MINDS Water.

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1 June 2016
The New Paper published a story on a MINDS caregiver and her two children with special needs. One of her children is a student from MINDS Lee Kong Chian Gardens School (LGS). The article discusses about sleep deprivation and its effects.

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21 May 2016
NCSS’ Comchest Care & Share Thank You Show was broadcasted on Singtel TV Channel. The show featured a performance done by MINDS Taiko Drummers and Drummer Hock Yong was interviewed by Host Gurmit Singh. MINDS CEO Mr. Keh Eng Song was also invited to represent MINDS onstage. You may check out the show here.

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15 May 2016
MINDS Fernvale Garden School students, together with volunteers from Youth Corp Singapore and local artist Cheng Yajie, have transformed 15 trash bins into works of contemporary art by spraying paint on it. These bins will be placed at East Coast Park. Acting Minister for Education (Schools), Mr Ng Chee Meng was invited as the Guest-of-Honour to unveil the bins at FGS. The article was published on both Lianhe Zaobao and The Straits Times.

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7 May 2016
TODAY has issued a big read on more disabled people are given a job as the number of employers increase. MINDS was featured for having 35 retail associates being employed in Uniqlo, the first retail establishment who designed roles for the intellectually disabled.

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1 May 2016
An article about more firms being more willing to hire people with disabilities was featured on The Straits Times. CEO of MINDS Mr. Keh Eng Song mentioned about the importance of inclusion and integration between PWDs and co-workers in the workplace.

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24 April 2016
The Straits Times published an article on the 50 for 50 fundraising social campaign, mentioning MINDS as one of the beneficiaries that received employment for packing and delivering items to various offices.

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4 April 2016
OCBC lent MINDS a helping hand by purchasing bottled water, providing our beneficiaries employment. The article was published on both Lianhe Zaobao and The Business Times.

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3 April 2016
Lianhe Zaobo & The Straits Time published an article about the 3rd Enabling Masterplan for the Enabling Village and CEO of MINDS Mr. Keh Eng Song talked about the specific focus point during the interview.

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22 March 2016
Lianhe Zaobao and Berita Harian published an article of the Community Friendship Walk organized by MINDS in celebration of World Down Syndrome Day.

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21 March 2016
In celebration of World Down Syndrome Day, a total of 80 beneficiaries and volunteers participated in the Community Friendship Walk organized by MINDS. It is being published online on Channel News Asia and subsequently broadcasted as a news feature on Singapore Tonight that very evening. Channel 5 and Channel U also broadcasted the feature segment.

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21 March 2016
FM95.8 published a radio feature on their radio station featuring interviews with CEO and MP Pereira on WDSD.

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5 March 2016
MINDS' Me Too! Club was featured on Channel News Asia regarding the befriending programme. The film crew interviewed CEO and followed the club to a rock climbing activity. The story of one of the clients who participated the activity with a MINDS volunteer was also highlighted.

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26 February 2016
The Business Times published an article about Inaugural Inclusive Business Forum (IBF) aiming to building a more inclusive workplace by creating greater awareness of the employment potential of persons with disabilities. MINDS was mentioned as one of the partners of SG Enable who helped to place about 650 PWDs into the workforce.

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2 February 2016
The Straits Times published an article about SPC kiosk providing a location for MINDS trainees not just for work, but an opportunity to allow them to learn about independence and integration of the society.

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20 January 2016
TODAY published an article on the handover of the Appropriate Adult service to MINDS after a successful pilot run by the Law Society of Singapore.

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13 January 2016,
The Straits Times published an article on the proposed changes to the Mental Capacity Act. CEO was quoted in article.

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12 January 2016
Channel News Asia also published an article on the Mental Capacity Act. MSF quoted that it would be “working with the Courts and the Movement for the Intellectually Disabled in Singapore (MINDS) to help parents of MINDS students apply for deputyship on their own at a lower cost”.

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Media Articles 2015

23 December 2015
Mediacorp Channel 5's "Not the 5 Show’s” production crew and Mediacorp Artiste and host Chua Enlai came to MINDS Wash on 22 December to try out the carwash service and promote it as its Christmas featurette on the programme. Broadcasted the very next day on 23 December 2015.
(MINDS was featured around the 43rd minute mark)

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4 December 2015
The North East CDC and NTUC FairPrice Foundation co-organised the Wish Upon a Silver Star project which raises money to buy essential items for 150 beneficiaries from various organizations. Each beneficiary will receive about $670 worth of items. Seven clients from MINDS received such items. The event was held at IDEA EDC event coverage was published by the Straits Times.

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2 December 2015
Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong was the Guest-of-Honour at the official launch of the Enabling Village, Singapore’s first community space for people with disabilities. The centre is a collaboration with MINDS, Autism Resource Centre, and Society for the Physically Disabled. The article was published by TODAY.

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1 December 2015
The first ever one-north Run 2015 was held on 29th November 2015 at one-north park: Mediapolis. Jointly organized by (A*STAR) and JTC Corporation raised over $150,000 MINDS and three other organizations. CEO collected the cheque. Event was published on Biotechin Asia on 1 December 2015.

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21 November 2015
MINDSville resident Weikang and father Mr Chua were invited to be the story lead in Medishield Life’s new infomercial. The series was broadcasted on Mediacorp Channel 8 on 21 November 2015. It was also shared by MSF via Facebook.

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6-7 November 2015
Seven distinguished home-grown directors had produced a seven short film compilation entitled ‘7 Letters’. The film received much praise and media recognition. MINDS has been chosen as one of the seven beneficiaries of the ticket sales proceeds. $250,000 has been raised so far. MINDS was mentioned in the latest media release where producers have gone to rally the public to purchase the Box-sets. Covered by both the Straits Times and Asia One from 6-7 November 2015.

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2 November 2015
The Straits Times published its main coverage/featurette on Purple Parade 2015. MINDS Hi-Job! Client Jason Goh (who works at ION Uniqlo) was the main interviewee. His accomplishment of being presented by the Company with the distinguished Best in Customer Service award was highlighted by the media house.

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18 October 2015
Lianhe Zaobao published an event coverage article on MINDS’ Volunteer Donor Appreciation Day which was held on 17 October 2015.

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13 October 2015
Leading up to Purple Parade 2015, The Straits Times published several articles of preparatory activities and festivities leading up to the event. MINDS was featured as one of the beneficiaries involved in Purple Parade 2015.

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11 October 2015
The Straits Times published an article on the struggles of aging caregivers. The feature’s main interviewee was MINDS senior social worker Ms Jamila Mustaffa and her family.

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29 September 2015
TODAY published a commentary from a member of public under the VOICES section welcoming the new Caregivers Support Services Centre at MINDS.

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18 - 19 September 2015
MINDS opened its first Caregivers Support Services Centre and its fifth day activity centre at the Kembangan-Chai Chee Community Hub. The centre's opening was reported on 18 to 19 September 2015 on the Straits Times, TODAY, Channel News Asia, Asia One, Lianhe Zaobao, Berita Harian, Mediacorp English, Chinese and Malay News Radio.

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August 2015
The Straits Times ran an exclusive story on MINDS’ first beneficiary and abled-bodied volunteer engagement initiative entitled "Opening Hearts and MINDS 2015”. This is MINDS coordinated initiative to get its students and adult clients - from MV, EDCs and the TDCs - to contribute to society, and also to integrate and socialise with able-bodied volunteers through mainstream school or corporate partnerships. The story was also picked up and republished by Asia One. MINDS had shared the story on its official Facebook page. NVPC, SG Cares and 18 others re-shared the article on their social media pages.

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14 August 2015
Asia One ran an article on SPH’s Gift of Music event. MINDS Taiko Drummers’ collaboration with the Singapore Chinese Orchestra’s was featured in the article.

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10 August 2015
The Straits Times ran an article on Deputyship Powers and featured MINDS as its main interviewee. The article stated that legal costs for parents seeking deputyship powers have been slashed dramatically as the Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF) started a pilot project to have volunteer undergraduate law students do the legal work instead of lawyers. CEO of MINDS was quoted in the article.

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3 August 2015
The Straits Times published an article on MINDS’ Warehouse Project with Samsui Supplies and Services - a Soup Restaurant subsidiary, on meaningful projects that 50 for 50 were helping. The story was re-published on 4 August by Asia One.

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31 July - 2 August 2015
MINDS Taiko Drummers were invited to be part of the Purple Symphony. The 83-strong unit includes 67 with special needs such as autism and intellectual disabilities were assembled to perform for several key 2015 events such as the ASEAN Para Games. MINDS involvement was highlighted in several media runs between 31 July to 2 August on Asia One, Straits Times and TODAY.

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21 July 2015
MINDS was one of six organizations chosen to lend a hand in packing 36,000 of this year’s SG50 NDP Funpacks under the ‘A Funpack from Me to You’ project. The Funpacks included a message about MINDS, which recipients were encouraged to reply to. The SAF invited MINDS to co-front the publicity initiative with Down Syndrome Association. It was reported on 22 July 2015 on: Channel News Asia, TODAY, Asia One and The New Paper.

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2 July 2015
MINDS was mentioned in Innovations a potential game-changer in workplace healthcare on the use of wearable technology, e.g. T-jacket in MINDS schools. TODAY and Channel News Asia both featured the innovation.

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16 June 2015
The Coldstream Guards (the famous guards who guard Buckingham Palace) visited MINDS with several members of the British High Commission on 15 June. Clients and staff were given the opportunity to take pictures with guards. The visit was reported on the print version of the Straits Times on 16 June 2015.

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16 June 2015
MINDS has been chosen as one of the seven charities linked to seven local filmmakers involved in the film project 7 Letters who will donate all proceeds of the premiere screenings of their film benefit organizations. Story was reported on 16 June on TODAY and Channel News Asia.

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28 May 2015
TODAY published an article on the travel collaboration between MINDS and travel management company - Carlson Wagonlit Travel. Five low income families with children with intellectual disability got to travel overseas for the first time last weekend from 20 to 22 May 2015. The aim was to provide an invaluable opportunity for families with little or no financial means or support to travel and create memories with their loved ones. The article was also featured online on Channel News Asia. The Malay Mail Online featured it as well.

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24 May 2015
Straits Times covered MINDS Sports 2015 – one of MINDS’ main SG50 celebration events where 1,250 clients, caregivers, staff and supporters gathered for a large celebratory sporting event.

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18 May 2015
Straits Times' published which detailed the current challenges of a decreasing demand for contract work for PWIDs. It also featured the SIA Headsets recycling project and its scaling down due to industry shifts was featured on print and online on 18 May. It was also featured on Asia One.

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3 May 2015
Tech online publication Techgoondu published an article on DELL’s partnership and sponsorship of products and software to MINDS schools and centres. Interviewees included Dells VP Mr Ng Tian Beng, CEO of MINDS, Mr Keh Eng Song and a MINDS trainee.

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23 April 2015,
Athletes from the Table Tennis Association of Singapore and MP Ellen Lee visited MINDS Woodlands Gardens School to conduct a recreational press event with students. Athletes included star player Feng Tianwei. MINDS was mentioned in The New Paper and AsiaOne's sports article on the SEA Games on 24 April.

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22 March 2015
Straits Times, Channel News Asia and Lianhe Zaobao reported on MINDS fronting the campaign in support of World Down Syndrome Day. MINDS rallied supporters to wear colourful socks from 20-27 March and coordinated engagement efforts with various schools and corporates to partner MINDS in celebration of World Down Syndrome Day by organizing engagement activities and/or take part in social media campaign.

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11 March 2015
Channel News Asia broadcasted a featurette on MINDS sales of merchandise for SEA Games. Manager for MINDS Social Enterprise,Leroy Lee was the spokesperson. MINDS Craft trainees had produced acrylic paintings and totebags for the SEA Games merchandise store.

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3 March 2015
Straits Times published an aticle on community based services featuring MINDS Community Group Home and Home-based care services.

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14 February 2015
Straits Times’ LIFE! published an article on MINDS’ Chinese New Year baked and craft goods namely, pineapple tarts and handcrafted hongbaos. Asiaone republished the article on 15 Feb.

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30 January 2015
Straits Times and Asia One reported on the new Appropriate Adult (AA) Pilot Scheme with reference to quote from CEO of MINDS, Mr Keh Eng Song. The scheme recruits volunteers to assist persons with intellectual disabilities or mental issues during police interviews. Latest Update: The Law Society has transferred the administration of the service to MINDS.

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29 January 2015
Radio 95.8 broadcasted a radio interview session with CEO of MINDS, Mr Keh Eng Song and clients from MINDS Bakers on MINDS Social Enterprises’ baked products for the festive season.

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2014 News

19 June 2014

MINDS first ever involvement in the National Day Parade this year is reported by various news sites such as The Straits Times (via AsiaOne) and the Malaysian Digest.

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19 June 2014

Fighters from Evolve MMA bring joy to the beneficiaries of MINDS and non-governmental organizations through its Evolve Community Outreach Program. As reported on Yahoo! Sports.

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4 June 2014

This New Paper reporter shares his experiences after a five-sided game of football with the boys from MINDS Towner Gardens School.

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18 May 2014

MINDS’ very own (Special) Olympic athlete shares his experiences and the important things in his life in this Sunday Times report.

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31 March 2014

A recent shopping trip for our MINDS kids and the collaboration with Uniqlo for open employment opportunities are the highlights of this report by The Straits Times.

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4 March 2014

Our very own MINDS client, Jason Goh shares with The New Paper about his life experiences and his thoughts on being the first person with a disability to win a customer service award from the company.

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18 March 2014

How the new subsidiaries may be beneficial for our clients and their families, as reported by The Straits Times.

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27 January 2014

CEO Mr Keh Eng Song shares with TODAY newspaper about his plans for the upcoming fifth Training and Development Centre.

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22 January 2014

Our MINDS social enterprise programmes are featured in the article by The Straits Times that highlights the benefits of these social enterprise programmes.

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2013 News

8 November 2013

Students of Lee Kong Chian Gardens School reap the fruits of their labour as the school won "Lotus Award" at the School Green Awards ceremony. The Straits Times reports on the pride of winning this award.

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18 October 2013

Disabled who goes to day-care centres on the part-time basis are now eligible for government subsidies. TODAY finds out how it can be beneficial to our clients in MINDS and their families.

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16 October 2013

Our students from Lee Kong Chien Gardens Schools are examples of how a customised arts-based curriculum for special needs students are beneficial, reports Channel NewsAsia, TODAY and The Straits Times.

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8 October 2013

MINDS and McDonald’s collaborates to prepare our students to be ready for open employment, as reported by TODAY and The Straits Times.

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9 October 2013

National Council of Social Service (NCSS) has volunteers who help vulnerable people, such as the intellectually disabled, in criminal investigations. One of them shares his experience in this report by The Straits Times.

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30 September 2013

10 charities, including MINDS’ Lee Kong Chian Gardens School, received 400 refurbished laptops from IT service provider NCS, as reported by The Straits Times.

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28 August 2013

A parent of an intellectually disabled son shares with The New Paper about how they are dependent on the son’s income as a cleaner and how MINDS could help in the long term.

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24 August 2013

Our CEO Mr Keh Eng Song speaks to TODAY on his hopes on what the autism insurance scheme may lead to.

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12 August 2013

A reader expresses his views and agreement with CEO Mr Keh, over the long waiting list for people with disabilities.

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10 August 2013

MINDS is keeping a close eye on the long waiting list for training places and shelters for people with disabilities, reports TODAY.

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30 July 2013

McDonald’s allow customers to buy happy meals to redeem the Minions toy and donate the meals, worth an estimate $20,000, to MINDS.

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16 May 2013

Burnt out and stressed caregivers are given a boost as the Agency for Integrated Care (AIC) is looking for more ways to further support to relieve their burden, reports TODAY.

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18th April 2013

Our Allied Health Professionals (AHP) Director Dr Hoili Lim believes her confidence in the ability of the MINDS staffs to detect any deviation from usual behaviour, reports MIND your BODY, The Straits Times.

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19 March 2013

A pilot scheme to help vulnerable people, such as a person with intellectual or mental disabilities, during criminal investigations, will start trial around the middle of the year, reports The Straits Times.

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8 March 2013

A study between the National University of Singapore (NUS) and MINDS have revealed that adults with intellectual disabilities are more likely to suffer from chronic diseases, reports The Straits Times.

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5 March 2013

Students of Yishun Junior College managed to raise at least $40,000 through fun and games at for charities that includes MINDS, reports The Sunday Times.

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15 February 2013

Twelve participants from MINDS was part of the Amazing Race designed for people with special needs will be held on Total Defence Day, as reported by The New Paper.

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2012 News

10 October 2012

A NIE study on post-special education will be conducted by the National University of Singapore and MINDS, as reported by The Straits Times.

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9 July 2012

Our very own MINDS IT Manager Mr Louis Chow receives an award for saving a life, reports The New Paper.

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2011 News

19 December 2011

The MINDS Towner Gardens School Pilot Project involving the use of Apple’s iPad to teach students math, art skills, speech therapy and social behavior was reported by TodayOnline.

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31 October 2011

Shell Singapore and its industry partners raised a sum of $1.2 million for causes such as The Straits Times’ School Pocket Money Fund and the Movement for the Intellectually Disabled of Singapore, as former prime minister Lee Kuan Yew emphasis the need for Singapore to be relevant, reports My Paper.

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18 April 2011

Kiehls’ & JJ Lin Charity Collaboration for MINDS

Maintaining its long-standing tradition of supporting children’s causes, Kiehl’s Since 1851, the venerable New York-based purveyor of fine quality skin and hair care, is pleased to announce a collaboration with multi-talented Singer-Songwriter, JJ Lin, to raise funds for the children from Movement for the Intellectually Disabled of Singapore (MINDS), in April 2011.

Kiehl’s is working closely with JJ Lin to come up with a specially-designed Jumbo Charity Pack to coincide with the launch of Kiehl’s Dermatologist Solutions Ultra Light Daily UV Defense SPF50 PA+++ 60ml. Kiehl’s is happy to donate 100% of the nett proceeds from the sale of this Charity pack to MINDS to provide educational support for children with intellectual disability, as well as raise awareness for this cause. In addition, Kiehl’s is inviting customers to pledge their support for the children from MINDS on www.kiehlstimes.com from 6-30 April 2011.

On 14 Feb 2011, Valentines’ Day, JJ Lin made a special visit with Kiehl’s to Towner Gardens School to spread love and cheer to the school children. During the visit, JJ facilitated a cooking class and guided the students as they whipped up a simple meal. He also led the students in a sing-a-long session during a music class. The visit culminated in a ‘Wall Mural’ activity, involving JJ, Kiehl’s and the students from MINDS placing their hand-prints on a canvas painting as a sign of commitment to always inspire and encourage children - that they are not alone and that there are people who genuinely care for them and are willing to lend a helping hand.

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