Madam Manomani is constantly by her son Thimajit’s side, watching over him in case he needs help. Thimajit was diagnosed with cerebral palsy, a condition that affects his muscles, coordination, movement and speech.

The Support to Stand Strong

Madam K Manomani has devoted her life to caring for her son, who has cerebral palsy. She is grateful for how social worker Kohilavani Dhakshanamorthy, from the Singapore Indian Development Association (SINDA), has supported her, becoming a friend and confidante.
(L-R) Mr Cho Ming Xiu and Ms Anita Low-Lim, co-chairs of the NCSS-supported Youth Alliance, and Mr Van Teo, a manager within NCSS’ social inclusion team, created a ground-up interagency committee for youth mental wellness that was officially launched in 2019.

Championing Mental Wellness Among Youth in Singapore

Co-chairs of the NCSS-supported Youth Alliance, Ms Anita Low-Lim and Mr Cho Ming Xiu, talk about their heart for youth with mental health needs and share the progress of the alliance’s work to date.
Sr Bernadette Yap, a Franciscan Missionaries of Mary nun, sits on a bench in a garden.

Caring for the Volunteers Who Care for Others

Behind the scenes, Sister Bernadette Yap spent 36 years working with volunteers from 1983 to 2019, calling her term “a blessing.”