Ang Wei Lun
Wei Lun has Spastic Diplegia, a Cerebral Palsy condition and severe hearing loss. Wei Lun’s imagination is consistently filled with creative thoughts, as often expressed in his whimsical drawings during art sessions conducted at Cerebral Palsy Alliance Singapore. Expanding his skills from painting, the KPMG Cares Inclusive Employment Program has enabled Wei Lun to experience and practice leather crafting.
Caroline Mary Pereira
Caroline is a member of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Federation (Singapore) and a beneficiary of KPMG Cares. Diagnosed deaf at the age of 4, disability does not defeat Caroline’s determination in life. She takes on multiple jobs to support her family and is also adept at sewing. The KPMG Cares Inclusive Employment Program helps to supplement her income for her daughter’s education and secure their future. Caroline dreams of being a fashion designer one day, and it is our hope that through the practice of the art of glass making, her designer instincts will be honed for future opportunities in fashion design.
Hairiani bte Ali
Ani is a member of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Federation (Singapore) and a beneficiary of KPMG Cares. Born deaf, a lively Ani never lets deafness hamper her ambition to be an active volunteer amongst the hearing community. Currently, she takes on a few part-time jobs to support herself and her family, and loves to exercise in her free time. The KPMG Cares Inclusive Employment Program allows her to contribute financially to meet her family’s basic needs.
Low Kok Wah
Kok Wah is a member of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Federation (Singapore) and a beneficiary of KPMG Cares. Despite being deaf since the age of 5 after a high fever, optimism is a constant for Kok Wah. He juggles part-time jobs, video editing projects and loves to read in his spare time. The KPMG Cares Inclusive Employment Program helps to supplement his daily needs and paves the way for him to realize his filmmaking ambitions one day.
Mimi Ng Yit Ming
Mimi is a member of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Federation (Singapore) and a beneficiary of KPMG Cares. She lost her hearing at birth, but that has never limited the boldness of her dreams. Currently, she inspires her deaf and hearing friends in many different ways. Mimi teaches art once a week at the Mountbatten Vocational School, which awards ITE Skills Certificates to persons with disabilities, and sells her handicraft work at fairs. A pioneer with the KPMG Cares Inclusive Employment Program since 2015, the additional skills she has learnt and the income that she makes allows her to focus on her art practice and save up for her dream of opening a studio for deaf artists. In support of her dedication to lifelong skills improvement and her pursuit of a professional art practice, she was presented a SkillsFuture Study Award in 2017 to pursue further learning in the art forms of glass making and ceramics.
Tan Bing Yao
Bing Yao has a Cerebral Palsy condition of Spastic Quadriplegia and hearing loss. Bing Yao takes part in weekly art sessions conducted at Cerebral Palsy Alliance Singapore. Being non-verbal has not stopped Bing Yao from learning new skills. Through the KPMG Cares Inclusive Employment Program, Bing Yao has expanded his creative skills from painting to leather crafting and works on projects commissioned by KPMG and other corporate clients.