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 Mr Arthur Koh is learinng how to scan and process books and newspapers at Employability & Employment Centre.

The Autism Resource Centre's Employability & Employment Centre programme provides job skills training and placement to youth and young adults with autism 

Mr Arthur Koh holds a special education qualification and is an Employability & Employment (E2C) success story. The 19-year-old has been undergoing digitisation training at E2C since last September.

While learning to scan and process books as well as newspapers, he is also picking up soft skills such as good work habits and how to ask for help when needed.

The E2C programme currently operates at a dedicated space at the Enabling Village called Hive, which houses eight worksites for E2C with partners such as UOB Bank, the National Library Board, and local SME, Edible Garden City. They offer employability training and employment to 80 beneficiaries a year.

The worksites at Hive were made possible by the Care & Share Movement, launched in 2013 to celebrate Singapore's Golden Jubilee.

Under the Movement, eligible donations raised by Community Chest and 240 participating social service organisations between December 1, 2013 and March 31, 2016 were matched dollar-for-dollar by the Government. The matched amounts go towards building the capabilities and capacities of the social service sector to meet rising needs in the future.

Read the full article on The Straits Times online here or download the pdf version here.



Since its launch in December 2013, the Care & Share Movement led by Community Chest has rallied people from all walks of life to provide help for the disadvantaged. The Movement ended its run on March 31 this year. To keep the spirit of caring and sharing alive, and to sustain collective efforts to show care and concern for the needy, the Government launched the SHARE as One programme on April 1 this year. Under the programme, the Government provides dollar-for-dollar matching for any additional donations through SHARE, Community Chest’s monthly giving programme, over and above the amount donated in Financial Year 2015. Besides regular donations, there are also opportunities to be a volunteer. Visit www.shareasone.sg for more information about SHARE as One and how to sign up. 

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