Our Milestones



SG Enable's 10th year anniversary logo
10th Anniversary Dinner
More than 600 guests joined us at our 10th Anniversary Dinner, themed "Celebrate. Collaborate. Champion." Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat graced the dinner as the Guest of Honour.
As individuals and as a society, we must effect a mindset shift – to see past disability, focus on abilities, and make inclusion the norm. In other words, we must go beyond acceptance, to inclusion.

- Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat

Logo of the Enabling Business Hub
Official Opening of First Enabling Business Hub
The first Enabling Business Hub was officially opened in Jurong West by President Tharman Shanmugaratnam in December 2023. It aims to bring training and employment opportunities closer to the homes of persons with disabilities.
Let us go beyond acceptance and take the practical steps required to remove barriers – often invisible barriers – so that persons with disabilities are able to secure work and contribute to society as our fellow citizens.

- President Tharman Shanmugaratnam

Official Opening of First Enabling Services Hub
The first Enabling Services Hub was officially opened at Tampines West Community Club. ESHs aim to bring community support closer to persons with disabilities and their caregivers.
The ESH places Community at the heart of its efforts. It embodies the idea that every individual deserves the opportunity to participate fully in society, and that everyone can contribute in their unique way. When we come alongside each other, we become a stronger and more vibrant community.

- Mr Masagos Zulkifli, Minister for Social and Family Development

Launch of UnAwkward Public Education Campaign
The "UnAwkward" campaign was launched to raise awareness of social barriers for persons with disabilities in Singapore and achieved widespread success across social media platforms.
Anthem of Inclusion performed at National Day events
We released "Our Story" - a song of celebration for a decade of inclusive efforts - and its music video, a rallying call for Singaporeans to build an inclusive nation.
A line from the verse, ‘look around us, let us realise we are part of the same side,’ resonates deeply with me. I don't think we actively realise that while we all come from different walks of life, we’re all actually part of the same body. We are all Singaporeans – with different lives and different experiences, but still one community.

- Dr Darius Lim, Artistic Director of Voices of Singapore, 'Our Story' Composer

Inclusive art and fashion at National Day 2023
To champion a more inclusive Singapore, we worked with partners to offer persons with disabilities various opportunities to contribute to the National Day 2023 celebrations.
New Strategic Partnerships for Greater Inclusion
We embarked on collaborations with strategic partners such as Amazon, DBS, Frasers and Sentosa. Through these impactful partnerships, we hope to build a more inclusive society.
Launch of Caregiver Learning Roadmap
We launched the Caregiver Learning Roadmap, a companion guide to help caregivers identify the knowledge and skills they need at different stages of their caregiving journey.
Launch of Post-18 Resource Kit & Interactive Guide
We developed this resource for special education school students and their caregivers, to help them plan for their future after graduation.
Inaugural Zero Project x SG Enable Forum
The forum marked the start of our partnership with the Zero Project, a global initiative, to advance disability inclusion in Singapore and the Asia-Pacific through sustainable and innovative solutions.


Top: night view of Enabling Village's Nest Block. Bottom: ULI Global Awards for Excellence and Asia Pacific Awards for Excellence.
Enabling Village wins the 2022 Urban Land Institute Global and Asia Pacific Awards for Excellence
Enabling Village was one of six global winners and the only winner from Singapore in 2022. The Awards recognises projects representing the highest standard of achievement in the development industry.

The project demonstrates a successful model for integrating disability services and accessible design into an existing community.

- Jury Citation

"Breathing Batik" - a collection of lacquerware incorporating distinctive colourful batik-inspired prints
i'mable Collective Goes International: Milan Design Week and Istana State Gifts
Through i'mable Collective, makers with disabilities showcased their talents on a global platform as their high quality products were commissioned as Istana state gifts and displayed at Milan Design Week.
These artists now have an international platform to showcase their talents and the social service agencies have built their capabilities in creating a commercially viable product that carries a unique Singaporean identity.

- Ms Ku Geok Boon, CEO, SG Enable

SG Enable's CEO, Ms Ku Geok Boon, shaking hands with Temasek Polytechnic's Principal and CEO, Mr Peter Lam, while Senior Parliamentary Secretary Mr Eric Chua smiles behind them.
MOU Signing with Temasek Polytechnic and Expansion of Partnerships with IHLs
With this first MOU, we signified our expanded partnership with Institutes of Higher Learning (IHLs) in public education, capability development and disability-inclusive employment.
SG Enable's CEO, Ms Ku Geok Boon, and Chairman, Mr Moses Lee, posing with Senior Parliamentary Secretary Mr Eric Chua at the launch of Enabling Academy.
Launch of Enabling Academy
To provide quality learning opportunities for persons with disabilities, and enable their network of support through training, we launched Enabling Academy, a disability learning hub.
The Enabling Academy is the next bound in the partnership across the public, private and people sectors to enhance lifelong learning for persons with disabilities and will bring fresh ideas, innovations and capabilities into the disability training space.

- Mr Eric Chua, Parliamentary Secretary for Social and Family Development

Cover page of the study we published with Heidrick & Struggles. It is branded by both organisations' logos, and features a blue graphic with the title "Unlock the competitive advantage of a disability-inclusive workforce."
First Local Study on the Business Case for Disability-Inclusive Employment
We commissioned Heidrick & Struggles to conduct a landmark study on the perceptions of organisational performance and culture among employees at 30 disability-inclusive companies.
If we want to see a sustainable improvement in the employment outcomes of persons with disabilities, businesses must see it in their interest to hire such people – not out of charity, not out of social good alone, but because businesses truly believe in the benefits of disability-inclusive hiring.

- Deputy Prime Minister Lawrence Wong

An iPad user scrolls through SG Enable's new corporate website.
Launch of New Corporate Website
We revamped our corporate website to enable partners and organisations to Get Information more easily, Get Connected with us and Get Expertise.


A smiling man with visual impairment walks with his cane and his hand on the shoulder of a wheelchair user, who is moving along with him at a bus interchange.
Creating a More Caring and Disability-Inclusive Commuting Culture
We partnered public transport agencies and operators to raise awareness about disability inclusion and equip front-line staff, as well as the public, on how to assist commuters with disabilities.
President Halimah presenting a wheelchair user with an award at the Enabling Mark Awards 2021.
First Enabling Mark Awards Ceremony
At the inaugural Enabling Mark Awards, we recognised 100 organisations and individuals for their best practices, outcomes and commitment in disability-inclusive employment.
These employers have made remarkable efforts to tap on a wider talent pool of persons with disabilities. By focusing on their abilities, persons with disabilities can be gainfully employed, along with a sense of identity, purpose and social connectedness.

- President Halimah Yacob

Zoom group photo taken during the official launch of CaringSG and Project 3i. Then Minister of Social and Family Development, Mr Desmond Lee, is pictured in the middle of the photo, while the logos of supporting and partnering organisations are below.
Formation of the SG Together Alliance for Action (AfA) for Caregivers of Persons with Disabilities
We formed this alliance with National Council of Social Service to co-create solutions to pressing issues faced by caregivers.


Illustration of a lady in a purple shape adding a final piece to a green and blue SG Enable branded jigsaw puzzle while a male and a female wheelchair user watch her. The illustration depicts SG Enable becoming the first stop for disability & inclusion.
SG Enable Becomes the First Stop for Disability & Inclusion
From October 2020, disability functions from other government agencies were consolidated in SG Enable, and we became the Focal Agency and First Stop for disability and inclusion.
This new single-touchpoint structure is the next big step forward for the sector – to bring stakeholders under one umbrella to co-create and co-deliver services and solutions for persons with disabilities.

- Mr Sam Tan, Minister of State for Social and Family Development

Straits Times clipping of an article featuring NDP packs designed by seven-year-old twin brothers. The article also included a photo of the twins with their parents.
Artworks by Persons with Disabilities Featured on NDP Packs
We worked with partners to develop and curate a collection of works by artists with disabilities, and feature them on a national platform through NDP collaterals.
Every year, I see the fun pack designs and I always hoped they would give us a chance... (To be given this opportunity) means a lot to people with disabilities.

- Katy Lee, an artist with disability whose artwork was featured on an NDP Pack

Pamphlet that was distributed together with the care packs at the height of COVID-19. The yellow pamphlet reads "Keep calm and stay at home care pack", with a message below.
Supporting Persons with Disabilities During the Covid Pandemic
Through the C.A.R.E initiative, we supported persons with disabilities and their caregivers during the Covid-19 outbreak by delivering Cooked food and essentials, giving Assistance funds, and providing REspite care.
Logo of Enabling Lives Festival by SG Enable. The As in Enabling and Festival are replaced with green deltas. The logo is made up of blue, green and pink.
Inaugural Enabling Lives Festival
To commemorate Enabling Village's 5th Anniversary, and celebrate the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, we organised the first Enabling Lives Festival, held throughout the month of December.
Enabling Lives Initiative by SG Enable and Tote Board logo
Launch of $25 million Enabling Lives Initiative
We launched the $25 million Enabling Lives Initiative (ELI) with Tote Board to support social innovations and public education in the disability space.
Enabling Mark logo - a white tick in a blue circle, with a green heart in its middle. Next to it are the words "Enabling Mark" in blue.
Launch of Enabling Mark
To encourage organisations to hire inclusively and adopt best practices, we launched the Enabling Mark. This first-of-its-kind national-level accreditation benchmarks and recognises disability-inclusive employers.
Graphic which shoes how Inclusive Business Forum attracted more than 700 attendees in total, and more than 150 international attendees.
Inclusive Business Forum Goes Global
Due to the pandemic, we held this biennial forum virtually for the first time, allowing us to present it to overseas attendees and hit a record number of 700 attendees.
A screenshot of a virtual e-accessibility workshop jointly organised by SG Enable and Civil Service College.
Making Government Services More Accessible
To improve the accessibility of government digital services, we worked with Civil Service College to build the capabilities of government agencies in providing more accessible digital services.
President Halimah Yacob wearing the Indah Cotton-Silk Scarf and Jiwa Enamel Brooch from the Utama Collection at 2020's National Day Parade.
i'mable Collective's Launch of Bespoke Utama Collection
Our i'mable Collective launched the Utama Collection, a set of bespoke accessories designed for President Halimah Yacob. She wore these at the National Day Parade in 2020.


President Halimah Yacob admiring a cup being sold at the i'mable Gift Market.
Inaugural i'mable Gift Market and Launch of i'mable Collective
We held our first i'mable Gift Market, and launched the i'mable Collective, which fosters multi-sectoral collaborations to develop a viable market for quality merchandise and services by persons with disabilities.
From designing artwork to making handicraft, many of the social service agencies and social enterprises already have existing infrastructure to develop persons with disabilities as creative talents. The Collective represents a strong commitment to create more opportunities for them to showcase their capabilities and empower them through collaboration and employment.

- Ms Jean Tan, i'mable Workgroup Co-Chair and SG Enable Board Member

ESM Goh Chok Tong taking a group photo at the launch of the Goh Chok Tong Enable Awards, which is presented by Mediacorp Enable Fund.
Launch of Goh Chok Tong Enable Awards
A new initiative under the Mediacorp Enable Fund, the Awards recognise the achievements of persons with disabilities, and motivate those with promise and potential to go the distance.
The Achievement and Promise awards are to celebrate the accomplishments of persons with disabilities, not only for the challenges they have overcome, but also for who they are and what they can contribute to Singapore if we maximise their potential.

- Emeritus Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong

Poster for Enabling Guide featuring its logo, a caregiver and her son, and the words "Enabling Guide. A First-Stop Resource for Persons with Disabilities and their Caregivers."
Launch of Enabling Guide
We launched Enabling Guide, a first-stop resource portal, to empower persons with disabilities and their caregivers to make informed decisions about service options across different life stages.
Tech Able signage perched outside the space - a white Tech Able logo against a black background.
Refresh of Tech Able @ Enabling Village
To enhance the experience of persons with disabilities visiting Tech Able, we upgraded the space with new interactive zones, devices and accessibility features.
A mother holding the hands of her two children walking through a crowd at the CAREcarnival.
First Caregiver-led Care Carnival

By caregivers, for caregivers.

This inaugural Care Carnival was held at Enabling Village to connect and empower caregivers of children with special needs.

2016 - 2018

A wooden sign at the entrance of Caregivers Pod, which was officially opened by Mr Desmond Lee on 3 Dec 2018.
Launch of Caregivers Pod and Coalition of Partners for Caregiver Support (2018)
On the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, we opened the Caregivers Pod at Enabling Village. We also formed a caregiver support coalition with community partners earlier in the year.
As key touch points on the ground for persons with disabilities and their caregivers, you (as coalition partners) are in a good position to identify challenges and areas for collaboration. This coalition magnifies your individual efforts into a larger, collective impact.

- Mr Desmond Lee, Minister for Social and Family Development

Screenshot of the Mediacorp Enable Fund homepage. A photo of a male wheelchair user, with the words "Mediacorp Enable Fund. Fulfilling Aspirations, Enhancing Employability, Supporting Inclusion."
Launch of Mediacorp Enable Fund (2018)
The TODAY Enable Fund, launched in 2016, was renamed the Mediacorp Enable Fund, and awareness of disability issues was taken to an organisation-wide level at Mediacorp.
MEF helps persons with disabilities lead active and productive lives. Our vision is to change society’s perception of them, from seeing only their disabilities to recognising their abilities, promise and achievements.

- Emeritus Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong

Korea's First Lady admiring a pouch at The Art Faculty during her visit to Enabling Village. Mdm Ho Ching (wife of PM Lee) explains about The Animal Project while standing next to her.
Korea's First Lady Visits Enabling Village (2018)
Mdm Ho Ching, wife of Singapore's Prime Minister, hosted Mdm Kim Jung-Sook, then First Lady of the Republic of Korea, at Enabling Village.
Group photo with international journalists from Singapore International Foundation who were on a visit to Enabling Village.
Hosting of International Journalists (2017)
Since 2017, we have partnered Singapore International Foundation to host regional journalists at Enabling Village.
President Tony Tan shakes the hand of a smiling SG Enable staff member during his visit to Enabling Village.
President Tony Tan Visits Enabling Village (2017)
We hosted President Tony Tan at Enabling Village, where he toured its premises and interacted with beneficiaries and staff.
Our new SG Enable logo - SG is in our corporate blue, while Enable is in green, with a triangle/delta replacing the A.
Launch of New SG Enable Logo (2016)
With the launch of our new logo, we reaffirm our promise to shape a more inclusive Singapore where persons with disabilities are empowered.
A golden illustrated graphic with the words "President*s Design Award Singapore 2016"
Enabling Village Wins Design of the Year (President*s Design Award 2016)
For its inclusive design and successful integration of persons with disabilities into the wider society, Enabling Village won the President*s Design Award, Singapore's most prestigious design accolade.
(Enabling Village) is the first of its kind, and represents a natural evolution of place-making, where the redesign of the space is driven by the needs of the users. It is a sensitively conceived social space that breaks down fences to integrate communities and transform lives.

- Jury Citation

Group photo taken during the launch of TODAY Enable Fund, featuring then Minister of Social and Family Development Mr Tan Chuan Jin, SG Enable's CEO and other invited guests. They are all pointing at a board with Today Enable Fund printed on it.
Launch of TODAY Enable Fund (2016)
The community fund aimed to promote greater empathy and disability inclusion by nurturing the talents and realising the aspirations of persons with disabilities.

Panel discussion during 2016's Inclusive Business Forum
Inaugural Inclusive Business Forum (2016)
This inaugural forum was launched by then Deputy Prime Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam. It showcased inclusive hiring journeys and was a platform for employers to learn and share best practices.

2013 - 2015

Group photo of Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, then Minister of Social and Family Development Mr Tan Chuan Jin, and SG Enable staff at the opening of Enabling Village.
Opening of Enabling Village (2015)
Enabling Village was officially opened by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong. It is Singapore's first inclusive community space, with a strong focus on training and employment of persons with disabilities.
The Enabling Village will bring new opportunities for persons with disabilities.... (It) gives young people opportunities to train, to prepare for their work and to interact with the wider community through shared spaces and events.

- Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong

Newspaper clipping from Lianhe Zaobao with the title "Opening of Tech Able"
Opening of Tech Able (2015)
We launched Tech Able and jointly manage it with SPD. The first of its kind in Singapore, this centre in Enabling Village aims to promote the adoption of assistive technology.
News clipping of an article with the headline "$30m fund to help disabled"
Launch of $30 Million Tote Board - Enabling Lives Initiative (2014)
This initiative, the first social innovation grant for disability, funded projects that create meaningful social impact for persons with disabilities and caregivers.
Group photo from the Enabling Employers Awards gala dinner in 2014.
Recognising Inclusive Employers (2014)
At the Enabling Employers Awards, we recognised the contributions of more than 70 companies and individuals who demonstrated commitment towards hiring and integrating persons with disabilities in the workforce.
SG Enable's original logo, before it was rebranded in 2016. It features an intertwined blue S and G, next to a green Enable.
Establishment of SG Enable (2013)
SG Enable was set up by the Ministry of Social and Family Development as a dedicated agency to support persons with disabilities.
Our vision is a Singapore where persons with disabilities are integrated, empowered to reach their potential and become contributing members of our society. The Enabling Masterplan is our plan for the progressive realisation of this vision, and SG Enable will serve as a critical implementation vehicle for initiatives under the masterplan.

- Mr Chan Chun Sing, Minister for Social and Family Development