It gives me great pleasure to welcome you to SIA-MINDS Employment Development Centre.
Centric to all our programmes is the wellbeing of our clients on how they can continue to learn, grow and socialise in a safe, respectful and vibrant environment. The supporting functions of this environment thrive on putting into perspective the processes to identify each of their strengths and potentials, path and cultivate them into sustainable outcomes.
Here, our main goal is to empower persons with special needs and enhance their quality of life by strengthening their work and social skills in a structured and nurturing space. Activities like community engagement, participating in sports, engaging in the performing arts, and even playing a part in the annual National Day Parade in addition to daily work engagement add to our clients’ experience under our programme as they move towards personal remuneration and in some cases, employment. The endless learning opportunities they encounter daily, serve to enhance their independence and ability to assimilate to their community.
What sets us apart as a centre is the culture and community spirit we have cultivated over the years. The bond between our long-serving, robust staff and our clients helps us stand with them through the many milestones and transitions they undergo throughout their lives.
We continue to identify work our clients can be involved in, from the early days of MINDS, cleaning and repacking airline headsets to what the evolving social enterprises landscape is opportuning us today. MINDS Wash, MINDS Bakers, MINDS Food, MINDS Craft, MINDS Perform, MINDS Shops, and MINDS Shop Plus are the outcome of continuous planning, development of economically viable projects and the warm reception and support the general public has shown us over the years.
As you journey with us, you may uncover a valuable, satisfying and rewarding part to play in bettering the lives of persons with special needs. Thank you.
There are several employment development programmes within the centre:
Would you like to get to know us better?
Perhaps to volunteer your time, skills, or celebrate the lives of our beneficiaries with your contributions.
We would love to have you join us!
Ms Prema Thevarajah