Project ANGEL@LKC was started as a collaboration between St. Andrew’s Autism Centre (SAAC) and LKCMedicine to benefit people with autism, specifically focused on adults with autism. ANGEL@LKC aims to promote autism awareness amongst LKC students, and to raise funds for the Day Activity Centre in SAAC. The project seeks to deepen understanding of autism among medical students, with the long-term goal of raising a generation of doctors who are better able to provide healthcare services for patients with autism, a condition which many have heard of but may not fully understand.
Since its conception in August 2016, ANGEL@LKC has been involved in several initiatives to promote autism awareness and fundraising, such as the True Colors concert (2017) and Easter Carnival (2019), which were conducted on campus and at Toa Payoh Town Park respectively. ANGEL@LKC also collaborates with SAAC to create opportunities for LKC students to learn about autism first-hand, through visits to the Day Activity Centre.
In 2018, ANGEL@LKC expanded to begin working with the Down Syndrome Association (DSA) to organise visits to DSA for volunteers to experience interacting with people with Down Syndrome. In 2019, a new collaboration was formed with Mamre Oaks Day Activity Centre, with the inception of a medical workshop programme to familiarise adults with intellectual disabilities with simple medical procedures.
In 2021, ANGEL@LKC had the opportunity to conduct an Arts & Craft workshop with beneficiaries from DSA over zoom! It was an extremely enriching 4 sessions as our members forged friendships with the beneficiaries from DSA!
ANGEL@LKC continues to work together with SAAC, DSA and Mamre Oaks to promote awareness and understanding of people with special needs among our future doctors, as well as to raise funds for the special needs community.
Down Syndrome Association (Singapore)
St. Andrew's Autism Centre