Wrapping up my campaign – Empowering lives through SPD’s (Formally Society for the Physically Disabled) Employment Support Programme


I can’t say this enough!! A BIG “Thank You” to every one of you who’s responded to my call for action though my personal campaign on for SPD’s (Formally Society for the Physically Disabled) in support for their Employment Support Programme.

Tomorrow’s the last day of the campaign and I’m happy to share with everything that we’ve surpassed our target of SGD1000. Thank you all for your generosity and we are now (9:15am – 11 Aug 2017 +8GMT) at a whopping SGD1245.

As many of you would had known by now that this is a cause that is close to heart for me, and I’ve been a long-time supporter and advocate for SPD’s efforts in helping these individuals in their efforts to become gainfully employed.

I hope through this campaign, we’ve help raised some awareness and support for their cause and I’m very hearten by the responses that I’ve received from everyone that’s responded to my personal campaign.

Once again, a “BIG” Thank You to everyone and as I’m not too shy myself, there is still time to drop off a dollar or two!

I would also like to call to action everyone to continue to work towards a more inclusive workplace. If you are in HR, have a look and see if there are roles that you can identify as a starting point to engage. If you are a hiring manager, have a chat with your HR or recruiter and let them know that you would want to explore the possibility of engaging this talented pool of individuals.

I know that there are organisations such as SPD across the different countries. I’m sure there are already some support and infrastructure out there. Let’s start today and make a real difference.

Find out more about SPD’s Employment Support Programme (Click Here)

Do check out my campaign “Empowering lives through SPD’s Employment Support Programme” (Click Here)

Would also love to hear your thoughts and ideas on how we can do more and raise the awareness for this cause! Feel free to drop me a message or drop off your comments below!

Thank you and have a fantastic Friday and a lovely weekend!

Opinions expressed are solely my own and do not express the views or opinions of my employer.

Eric Wong is APAC Head of Talent Acquisition Leader at Equinix. His experience spans across the various human resource functions such as HR Information Systems, Business Partnering and Talent Management. Eric currently sits on the Advisory Board of the Management Development Institute of Singapore (MDIS). Connect with him on Linkedin or follow him on Twitter @ErickyWong.

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