Our Programs

Together, we empower the vulnerable to lead dignified lives.

We endeavour to serve to the best of our abilities for those who put their trust in us. We act as catalysts of change that start the transformation journey.

Social Interaction Programs

Social Interaction Programs (SIP) aims to meet the social needs of the physically challenged by providing avenues for them to interact among themselves and with able-bodied persons. The SIP is not funded by any group or corporate body. Instead, we encourage volunteer, corporate and school groups to adopt a specific event. These groups will then organise and conduct the event and fund the whole event, which includes food, gifts, and prizes.

Here are some examples of events that have taken place over the past few years:

  1. Annual Year-End Party and Christmas Celebration: Each year, we host a memorable Year-End Party to celebrate the achievements and camaraderie within our community. This festive occasion, which doubles up as our Christmas celebration, is made possible through the generous support of IBIS Styles @Macpherson Hotel. Approximately 60 disabled friends and their caregivers join us for an evening of festivities, including a specially curated program, buffet dinner, and heartfelt gifts. This event is a highlight of our calendar, nurturing a sense of belonging and celebration among our members.
  2. Annual Lunar New Year Celebration: Sponsored and organized by Nanyang Technological University’s (NTU) Welfare Services Club, our Lunar New Year Celebration is a vibrant occasion filled with cultural exchange and joyous festivities. This event provides our community with the opportunity to come together, honor traditions, and enjoy the spirit of the Lunar New Year.
  3. Hari Raya Celebrations: We also come together to celebrate Hari Raya, thanks to the support of our partners and volunteers. This celebration is a time for cultural exchange, joy, and togetherness, where our members can enjoy traditional customs and festivities.
  4. National Day Superstar Celebration: Our beneficiaries showcase their talents and skills in our National Day Superstar Celebration, a joyous event where the spotlight shines on their abilities. This celebration allows our members to express themselves creatively and proudly share their talents with the community.
  5. Virtual Celebrations During the Pandemic: In response to the challenges posed by the pandemic, we transitioned our celebrations to virtual platforms. Thanks to the kindness of volunteers from Micron, Fergus, NTU, and Schroder, we ensured that our community stayed connected and supported. Through virtual gatherings, we sent meals and care packets to the homes of our beneficiaries, ensuring their well-being and comfort.

Moreover, we organized enriching excursions to iconic Singapore destinations such as Bird Paradise and Gardens by the Bay. These excursions provided our members with opportunities for relaxation, exploration, and shared experiences, even during challenging times.

Additionally, we were privileged to have talented performers from Singing Techniques INT ,  Raffles Music College , Wei Eng Dragon & Lion Dance Center join us for spectacular performances during our events. Their performances added a touch of magic and joy to our gatherings, uplifting the spirits of our beneficiaries and volunteers alike.

These initiatives, made possible by the dedication and support of NTU, Micron, Fergus Consultancy Group, Schroders, IBIS Styles @Macpherson Hotel, and our community volunteers, demonstrate our commitment to providing meaningful experiences and support to individuals with disabilities in our community, even in the face of adversity.

Join us as we continue to build a vibrant and inclusive community where everyone is valued and celebrated!

Home Visitation Program

The Home Visitation Program involves volunteers in regular visits to our disabled Friends especially the severely disabled and homebound in their homes to befriend them and cater to their needs.

In collaboration with NTU’s Welfare Service Club, the student volunteers participate in visitation to both residential and nursing homes, who visit the homebound and elderly disabled Friends on a regular basis. Each residential home or nursing home of our disabled Friend is visited by 3 student volunteers, who besides handing them groceries or grocery vouchers, spend time visiting our disabled Friends and interact their family.

All volunteers also commit to a visitation period spanning 3 months minimally, which encourages greater bonding and interaction between the volunteers and the homebound Friends. The FDS encourages this commitment period, and longer, to ensure that all parties involved will be comfortable.

Before their visit they are given a background of our disabled Friends by FDS staff to facilitate the required assistance in each household. During the visit they will try to understand the situation at home and will provide feedback to FDS via a report. After reading the report, the FDS will take necessary steps to further assist the household in any way possible. This partnership has been going on for nearly 5 years and will continue to go strong for many years to come.


As part of our Skills and Entrepreneurship Programme, the Friends of Disabled Society (FDS) organizes workshops aimed at boosting confidence and fostering integration into society for our beneficiaries. These workshops offer a unique opportunity for our Friends to share their handicraft skills with able-bodied volunteer organizations, empowering them to teach and pass on their expertise.

One memorable example of our workshops was a fruitful and enjoyable collaboration with the Parents’ Support Group from Damai Primary School. Through mosaic artwork and other handicrafts like Hama beads and paracord bracelets, participants bonded over creative expression and shared experiences. We even hosted a mosaic art coaster workshop, bringing together children, parents, and elderly members of the community for a day of creativity and connection.

At FDS, we believe in the power of hands-on learning and practical skills development. Through these workshops, our beneficiaries not only earn revenue by making and selling handicraft items but also gain valuable experience in teaching and sharing their talents with others. Whether it’s mosaic artwork, Hama beads, or paracord bracelets, our Friends are using their skills to make a meaningful impact in the community.

Most of the workshops are designed for volunteers of any skill level and organisation, ranging from schools (Primary to University level), corporate organisations and public volunteers. Groups can select from two types of workshops:

Recreational Workshops

  • Paracord Bracelet package
  • Gel Candles package
  • Mosaic Coasters package
  • Combination Packages

Family Workshops

  • Hama Beads (Pencil Poppers, Cards, Keychains, Bookmarks)
  • Bundle Rates

Skills and Entrepreneurship Program

As part of the FDS’s Skills and Entrepreneurship Program, we not only aim to add value to their skill sets, but to also improve their confidence in their own individual abilities. The program aims to deliver an educational and inclusive experience that will equip them with skills to contribute to society in their daily lives.

Learning a new craft & earning a respectable income

A component of our Skills and Entrepreneurship Program is the Art and Craft Development and Marketing Skills (ACDMS). This program not only taps on the creativity of our members, but also allows them to earn an income through the sale of their own products. Another earning opportunity for our members is training to become instructors for Art & Craft classes.

Additionally, after receiving the training with a 3-month probation period, the persons with disabilities will be employed as Support Staff of the FDS with a salary and CPF. They work from Monday to Friday from 9.00am to 4pm. Artist and home-based craftmakers will also be paid according to the work pieces they produce.

Equipping them with entrepreneurial skills and boosting their confidence

FDS also encourages its members to develop their entrepreneurial skills through selling their products at authorized public sales. Selling their own products not only boosts their confidence but also allows them to lead self-sufficient lives. They also learn about retail assistance, thus giving them the confidence to possibly take up future jobs in sales sector.

Helping them lead meaningful lives

Through our Skills and Entrepreneurship program, we engage our Friends in meaningful activities and encourage them to leave the comfort of their homes. They meet other disabled Friends and able-bodied persons, which offers the opportunity to broaden their horizons. This program helps them lead useful and meaningful lives and allows them to participate and contribute to the community.

Strong Mind Strong Body

In the heart of the Friends of Disabled Society’s Mental Wellness Programme lies a commitment to holistic support and empowerment. Here, individuals find solace, guidance, and companionship on their journey towards mental well-being.

Our weekly psychoeducation sessions serve as a beacon of knowledge, offering invaluable insights into soft skills that transcend barriers. Through these sessions, we aim not only to impart practical skills but also to foster a deeper sense of self-awareness and resilience among our beneficiaries.

In addition to our educational endeavors, we are grateful for the dedication of our volunteer counselors and coaches. Their unwavering support and compassionate guidance create a safe space for healing and growth. Together, they stand ready to provide solace and companionship to those navigating the complexities of mental health challenges.

At the core of our programme lies a commitment to inclusivity, empathy, and community. We believe that every voice deserves to be heard, every struggle deserves to be acknowledged, and every individual deserves to be supported on their quest for a brighter tomorrow.


Blk 75 Whampoa Drive
Singapore 320075

Monday – Friday
8.30 am – 5.30 pm


+65 6251-1203