Innovation is in our DNA. We enable social innovations in different domains for persons with disabilities by rallying partners and harnessing their expertise and resources for impactful pilots.
Enabling Village is an award-winning, first of its kind inclusive community space in Singapore with a strong focus on training and employment for persons with disabilities. We bring together partners from the public, people and private sectors to pilot social innovations for persons with disabilities.
The career centre by SG Enable and our three partners, Autism Resource Centre, MINDS and SPD offers integrated employment assistance to persons with disabilities.
The first inclusive preschool for Singapore, Kindle Garden, was set up here, and the first inclusive community gym in our nation started in Enabling Village with specialised equipment and barrier-free access for persons with disabilities and the elderly.
Smart Home Guide
While smart home technology can help persons with disabilities live more independently, many persons with disabilities and their caregivers are still not familiar with it. Hence, SG Enable partnered Google and launched a Smart Home Guide in July 2020. Understanding user needs is critical and we worked with Google to install smart home devices in the homes of Edwin, Isabelle and Azlin, to understand the benefits and potential challenges of using smart home technology by them.
See-Through Mask Pilot Project
For persons who are deaf or hard of hearing, it is difficult for them to communicate with everyone wearing masks for COVID-19 management. SG Enable rallied volunteers and an enterprise partner to pilot see-through masks in Singapore and distributed them to 150 teachers and allied education staff from the Singapore Association for the Deaf (SADeaf), Lighthouse School and Cannossian School.
Social Innovation Projects Supported by
Enabling Lives Initiative (ELI) Grant
SG Enable brings together the community of non-profit oranisations, social enterprises and innovators to create scalable, meaningful solutions for persons with disabilties.
Learn more about the innovative projects here and keep a lookout for our grant calls! >