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Extraordinaire Caregiver Award 2015

SCCL was proud to launch the Extraordinaire Caregiver Award, an annual award which honours individuals for their strength, courage, and resilience in the face of caregiving challenges. Through this award, SCCL wished to celebrate the commitment and efforts of the caregivers for their unconditional love and care to their beneficiaries. In addition, SCCL hopes to inspire other caregivers and families, and to let them know that they are not alone in their journey.

The result was announced on 28 October’15 at the Caregivers Celebration Dinner. Here are the 3 winners:

  • Madam Emalin, 
    • A widowed caregiver, with mobility problems, provides care to her 3 adult children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). 
    • Elder two children are twins; 32 yrs old (male) is blind/autistic/physically impaired and is now living in a nursing home. The other twin, suffers from severe autism and attends Eden school twice a week; 
    • Youngest son, suffers from ASD, currently attending MINDS.
  • Madam Jothy
    • A dedicated wife. Beside her knee problems, she’s a caregiver for her husband for the past 10 years. The husband is wheel-chair bound and an amputee with multiple medical conditions.
  • Madam Nur Sulastri Shafi'ee
    • A single mother, aged 32, who is juggling between work and family. She has 3 sons. The second child, age 7 suffers from Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and the youngest son, 5 years old, is receiving intervention on EIPIC programme.

You have provided an exceptional level of dedication to their beneficiaries. Congratulations!

Extraordinaire Caregivers Award winners

(Image: From left to right: Assoc. Prof. Kalyani K. Mehta, Madam Emalin, Madam Jothi, Madam Halimah Yacob, Madam Nur Sulastri Shafi'ee, Mayor Low Yen Ling).