The Enabling Lives Festival is back! From 1 to 4 December, join us in celebrating inclusion and abilities.
On 1 December, we celebrate the recipients of the Goh Chok Tong Enable Awards.
From 2 to 4 December, take part in fun programmes and activities happening around Bukit Merah organised by SG Enable with its partners at Enabling Village, TOUCH Community Services and ART:DIS.
Enabling Village Open House Tour
Join us on this exclusive physical tour led by SG Enable’s iChamps, volunteers with disabilities who champion for disability inclusion.
Coptic Book Binding Workshop
Learn the traditional art of book binding facilitated by SPD’s master craftsmen.
Nutty Christmas Snack Bar and Personalised Brew Bag Workshop
Participants of the workshop will learn how to make their very own healthy Christmas bar (no bake) and get to create their very own brew bag to complement the Christmas bar.
No Sew Festive Tote Workshop
Participants will create and decorate their very own festive tote bag with the use of folding and cutting techniques. No sewing needed!
Community Music Jamming
A one-of-a-kind music making session where participants try their hand at playing a range of music instruments, to explore different harmonic arrangements.
Come to the Table – Tea & Dialogue on Inclusion
Join us for a private tea event to connect, celebrate and dialogue about the inclusion of persons who are differently-abled, in an intimate and inclusive space.
Deaf Awareness with Basic Sign Language
Participants will get to learn some basic Sign Language to communicate with the Deaf.
Participants at this workshop will be guided to the art of decoupage by using paper napkins to decoupage onto an 8” PU Pouch.
Digital Illustration Workshop
Participants will learn the basics of digital illustrations such as layering, colouring to create their own characters using simple apps on an Ipad.
Inclusive Hip Hop Workshop
This Hip Hop workshop is an introduction to the discipline of creative arts through hip hop dance with an inclusive approach that is tailored to all.
Inclusive Social and Recreational Activities
Come meet and make new friends through a fun-loving board games session organised by Inclus, a social business helping people with disabilities reach their fullest potential in life through gainful employment.
Landscape Acrylic Painting Workshop
Get taught by ART:DIS professional artist, Eugene Soh on how to create your own landscape with the different painting techniques.
Stop-Motion Animation Workshop
Participants will learn to conceptualise and create a simple stop-motion video using multiple image frames to tell a story through toys and figurines.
Terrazzo Coaster Workshop
Participants will learn how to make terrazzo coasters using a specially prepared mix, followed by an array of techniques including - color mixing, casting techniques as well as sanding.
Water Marbling Workshop
Enjoy and be mesmerised at the process of creating your own Water Marbling Paper and watch colours blend harmoniously.
Goh Chok Tong Enable Awards Ceremony 2022
The Goh Chok Tong Enable Awards (GCTEA), which recognises the achievements and promise of exceptional persons with disabilities, will be holding its awards ceremony at the Istana with President Halimah Yacob as the Guest of Honour. The ceremony will also be attended by Special Guest Emeritus Senior Minister (ESM) Goh Chok Tong, the Patron of Mediacorp Enable Fund.
GCTEA has honoured a total of 42 Awardees for their outstanding accomplishments and potential over its three editions to date.
Inclusive Workshops By TOUCH Community Services
Day 2 of the Enabling Lives Festival sees TOUCH Community Services taking the lead to draw the community – people with disabilities and the able-bodied – together.
Come for workshops facilitated by those with intellectual disabilities as well as a deaf trainer. Enter their world, interact with them and understand that abilities transcend physical impairments.
Enabling Village Open House and Celebration
Held at Enabling Village, Day 3 is the highlight of the Enabling Lives Festival.
Planned for the day are celebrations that showcase the talents and capabilities of persons with disabilities, and inspire those in the community to build a more inclusive society. There will be an open house of Enabling Village conducted by SG Enable’s iChamps (inclusion champions).
Shop at the i’mable Gift Market where handiwork by artists with disabilities will be on sale or tour an art exhibition featuring art impressions of Enabling Village by artists with disabilities. Artisans with disabilities will also co-facilitate workshops.
ART:DIS Open House
Spend the day with artists with disabilities at the various ART:DIS activities. ART:DIS is a leading charity dedicated to creating learning and livelihood opportunities for persons with disabilities in the arts.
A carefully curated selection of inclusive arts activities will feature inclusive participatory sessions with dance and music, workshop led by artists with disabilities as well as Christmas-themed fun such as a Christmas Bazaar and carolling performances.