17 November 2017
ISG is building a new Independent Living and Training Centre (ITLC) for the self-funded charity Down Syndrome Association (Singapore), known as DSA(S).
The training facility – located at Telok Blangah Crescent in Singapore – will provide experiential living and working environments to train young adults on self-management and independent living.
ISG will work collaboratively with DSA(S) to ensure the new centre is fitted out to improve users’ experience in line with the training requirements.
Since 2011, ISG has supported DSA(S) in many ways, including hosting charity auctions, fundraising efforts and personal development programmes for members of the organisation.
DSA(S)’s assistant director for community partnerships and corporate communications, Andrew Soh, said the charity, which has been based in Singapore for 21 years, was extremely heartened and excited to be collaborate again with ISG.
“ISG’s partnership with Down Syndrome Association (Singapore) to undertake the ITLC project is a significant milestone towards establishing independent living for people with Down syndrome while fostering a long-term working relationship for both.”
ISG’s Singapore managing director, Gary Allin, said: “I am delighted to announce this partnership project with DSA(S).
“One of our values at ISG is 'always care' and we are proud to be involved with the DSA(S) and the great work that they do.”
The transformation of the facility includes an extension of the space to provide a range of new facilities that will support DSA’s ambition to be the ‘centre of excellence’ for individuals with Down syndrome, their families and the community'.
ISG’s scope of works include the refurbishment of the existing facility, fit out of the welcome lounge, two bedrooms, laundry and kitchen area, living area, family consultation room, ‘practice office’ areas, installation of new joineries and the upgrading of electrical and plumbing systems.
The ILTC is estimated to be completed in March 2018.
For more information about DSA(S), visit this link. Images courtesy of Down Syndrome Association (Singapore).