MEDIA COVERAGE

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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