Our History

Special Olympics is a global inclusion movement using sport, health, education and leadership programs every day around the world to end discrimination against and empower people with intellectual disabilities. Founded in 1968, and celebrating its 50th Anniversary this year, the Special Olympics movement has grown to more than 5 million athletes and Unified partners in more than 170 countries. With the support of more than 1 million coaches and volunteers, Special Olympics delivers 32 Olympic-type sports and over 108,000 games and competitions throughout the year. Special Olympics is supported by individuals, foundations and partners, including Bank of America, the Christmas Records Trust, The Coca-Cola Company, ESPN, Essilor Vision Foundation, the Golisano Foundation, the Law Enforcement Torch Run® for Special Olympics, Lions Clubs International, Microsoft, Safilo Group, TOYOTA, United Airlines, and The Walt Disney Company. Click here for a full list of partners. Engage with us on: TwitterFacebook, YouTubeInstagram and our blog on Medium. Learn more at www.SpecialOlympics.org.

Special Olympics Singapore

Special Olympics (SO) Singapore was set up in April 1983 as an adjunct committee of the Movement for the Intellectually Disabled of Singapore (MINDS) and the Association for Educationally Sub-Normal Children now known as Association for Persons with Special Needs (APSN). Subsequently it was officially registered as an independent voluntary welfare organisation with the Registrar of Societies on 15 January 1991 and as a charity with the Commissioner of Charities on 22 February 1994. SO Singapore is affiliated to the National Council of Social Service (NCSS) and Singapore National Olympic Council (SNOC). SO Singapore is recognised by Sport Singapore, formerly know as Singapore Sports Council, as a National Sports Association (NSA). SO Singapore is also a certified Institute of Public Character (IPC) organisation.

Mission

To promote and provide year round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community.


Vision

Enhancing the potential of athletes with intellectual disability and celebrating the human spirit common to all.


Philosophy

Special Olympics is founded on the belief that people with intellectual disabilities can, with proper instruction and encouragement, learn, enjoy and benefit from participation in individual and team sports. Special Olympics also believes that through millions of individual acts of inclusion where people with and without intellectual disabilities are brought together, long-standing myths are dispelled, negative attitudes changed and new opportunities to embrace and celebrate people with intellectual disabilities are created.


Eligibility

To be eligible to participate in Special Olympics Singapore programmes, athletes must be at least 8 years old and identified by an agency or professional as having one of the following conditions: intellectual disability; cognitive delays measured by formal assessment such as intelligence quotient or "IQ" testing; or significant learning or vocational problems due to cognitive delay that have required specially designed instruction.

A Young Athletes programme is available for athletes aged 8 and below.



Our Members

Patron-in-Chief

President of the Republic of Singapore
Madam Halimah Yacob

Executive Committee 2019 - 2021

President
Capt Roger Loh Chin Chan
Vice President
Mr Lee Theng Ngee
Hon Secretary
Mrs Linda Prebhash
Hon Treasurer
Ms Belinda Young
Member
Ms Fauziah Ahmad
Ms Josephine Chia
Dr Kelvin Chew
Ms Liza Ow
Ms Magdalene Yip
APSN Representative
Ms Michelle Tan
Mr Sam Lee
MINDS Representative
Ms Suzana Soo
Co-Opted Member
Dr Teo-Koh Sock Miang
Ms Mimi Tan
Co-Opted Member (Athlete Representative)
Mr Salihin Bin Nawi

Staff

General Manager
Ms Sim Shilin
Finance & Admin Executive
Ms Janice Tan
Sports Executive
Mr Lim Seng Poh
Ms Tiffany Lim
Ms Rachel Ng
Mr Tan Lui Hua
Communications and Partnerships Executive
Ms Shirley Soon






Career Opportunities



Sports Executive

As a Sports Executive, you will maintain and foster existing relationships with other organizations, organise workshops/training/competition, support coaching and growth of the sports programmes under your purview.

Key Responsibilities
1. Planning & implementing sports training programmes and competitions for persons with Intellectual Disabilities (ID)
2. Conducting coaching clinics and training workshops for Special Educators and volunteers
3. Developing partnerships with local schools and community services
4. Updating athletes and volunteers database
5. Assist the office with overseas games participation, admin matters and team participation/preparation
6. Preparing bi-monthly sports reports
7. Assisting with fundraising and other organisational level events

Requirements
  • Singaporean or PR Independent and self-motivated individual with initiative and drive
  • Candidate must possess at least a Diploma in Sports Science/Management or equivalent with at least 1 year of relevant working experience.
  • Those without a related diploma but with relevant experience and expertise may also apply
  • Experience in organising and executing sports competition is preferred
Remuneration Package
  • Successful candidates will be offered appointment on contract basis.
  • The starting salary will commensurate with the qualifications and work experience of successful applicants.
Application Details
  • The closing date of application is 30 April 2020.
  • To apply for the position, you are required to send in your resume to admin@specialolympics.org.sg
  • We regret that only shortlisted applicants will be notified for an interview.

Communications and Partnerships Executive

Communications

1.    Initiate, plan and execute integrated communications efforts to reach out to different stakeholders
2.    Manage, review and propose a range of communication tools (ranging from website to social media to traditional media platforms and all other forms of communication mediums) used to connect with the different stakeholders.
3.    Provide communication administrative support to the office, both online and off-line, written drafts and all other forms of editorial work
4.    Track, monitor and report on the impact and return on communication efforts implemented
5.    Coordinate with SOSG’s PR volunteers & GM for events media communications, media releases & media relations.

Partnership Outreach & Management

1.    Maintain and update the volunteers, corporate partners/sponsors/donors’ database management system
2.    Develop and implement an engaging volunteer, stakeholders and partnership outreach programmes, which include the organizing of special events and fund-raising activities
3.    Assist the GM in the structuring of partnership proposals (including grants & sponsorships), presentation kit and work with extended teams to activate partnerships and collaborations
4.    Assist with any other SOSG events as directed by the Executive Committee.

Requirements

  • Singaporean or PR Independent and self-motivated individual with initiative and drive
  • Candidate must possess at least a Diploma in communications or equivalent with at least 1 year of relevant working experience.
  • Those without a related diploma but with relevant experience and expertise may also apply
Remuneration Package
  • Successful candidates will be offered appointment on contract basis.
  • The starting salary will commensurate with the qualifications and work experience of successful applicants.
Application Details
  • The closing date of application is 30 April 2020.
  • To apply for the position, you are required to send in your resume to admin@specialolympics.org.sg
  • We regret that only shortlisted applicants will be notified for an interview.

Financial Statement

Annual Report

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