Deloitte calls for businesses to invest in an inclusive society where people with autism and other disabilities can thrive
S$20,888 raised from “Colours of the Future” art exhibition to benefit Rainbow Centre
Singapore, 29 July 2016 – A special art exhibition – “Colours of the Future” featuring nine original works by 15-year-old Noah Tan, an aspiring artist with Autism Spectrum Disorder and a student at Rainbow Centre Margaret Drive, raised S$20,888 last evening at a silent auction by Deloitte Southeast Asia Risk Advisory practice.
The art exhibition, co-curated by Deloitte and the Rainbow Centre Singapore, was organised to promote social inclusion for people with special needs and help them better integrate into our communities.
“People with disabilities may have physical limitations but they could be perfectly capable cognitively. Noah’s passion in the arts has opened up his mind to seeing this intriguing world from a different perspective and we too must embrace individuals like Noah into our communities. As corporates, we have the resources and responsibility to build an inclusive society and a stronger Singapore,” said Dr Janson Yap, Asia Pacific Leader for Risk Advisory and SEA Innovation Leader at Deloitte.
"Rainbow Centre is delighted to be the beneficiary of Deloitte's 'Colours of the Future' exhibition and fundraising event. We are thrilled that Deloitte chose to showcase artworks from our students as key pieces for their exhibition. It brings great excitement to our students and their families to see their talents recognised. This collaboration exemplifies the message of inclusion as we bring together different strengths and perspectives in our community. We look forward to even more exciting collaborations to come," said Ms Tan Sze Wee, Executive Director, Rainbow Centre Singapore.
This art exhibition took place at the Amara Sanctuary Sentosa, in conjunction with the annual Deloitte Southeast Asia Risk Advisory annual residential event that is held in Singapore this year. Over 500 professionals from Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam are participating in various team-building, training and networking programmes at this three-day event (27 July to 29 July 2016).
All proceeds raised from “Colours of the Future” art exhibition will go towards Rainbow Centre to support their efforts in raising the awareness, inclusion and empowerment for children with disabilities.