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About

What We Do

Founded on 23 June 2008 as a charity organisation with no government funding, the Singapore National Paralympic Council (SNPC) is focused on supporting and empowering Singapore’s para athletes and is responsible for fielding Singapore teams for the ASEAN Para Games, Commonwealth Games, Asian Para Games, Asian Youth Para Games and Paralympics Games. 

As a member of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC), SNPC is part of a worldwide social change movement, which uses the power of sport to positively influence community perceptions of people with disabilities and to promote a more diverse and inclusive society by educating and strengthening the values of the Paralympic Movement and Paralympic aspirations in Singapore. 

To do this, we support and celebrate the achievements of Para athletes after every major games by organising the Athletes Achievement Awards (AAA) which rewards medallists at the Paralympics, Commonwealth Games, Asian and ASEAN Para Games. The Tote Board is the primary sponsor of the AAA which supports up to 95% of the cash quantum while the remaining will be covered by SNPC. To find out more information, scroll down further and read up on AAA.

In addition, SNPC also works closely with its corporate partners and sponsors to run various engagements and initiatives that include hiring people with disabilities within their organisation. For more information on the various engagements and initiatives that SNPC does, you may find it here.

To build Singapore into a world-renowned disability sports hub of excellence and inspiration.

  • To represent athletes with disability in Singapore to the International Paralympic Committee (IPC)
  • To contribute to the growth and strength of the Paralympic movement in Singapore through its activities and support for affiliates
  • To groom more and better athletes with disability, in both spirit and professionalism, for the representation of Singapore
  • To select, train, administer and lead all Singaporean athletes, teams or organizations in the representation of Singapore or as part of a joint team with any territory or territories at the Paralympic Games and other IPC-sanctioned events
  • To develop and provide, by working closely with Affiliates, National Sports Associations and other sport organizations in Singapore, sports programs, expertise and other opportunities such as competitions, from beginner to elite levels as the foundation of elite Paralympic sport.
  • To represent Singapore in negotiations with similar Councils or bodies in other territories relating to disability sports and the organization of inter-territorial meetings or competitions
  • To coordinate and support IPC activities and Paralympic Sports in Singapore
  • To attain a high level of national and international recognition for the Paralympic Movement, athletes with disability and disability sports through education, media and other avenues
  • To create or promote educational, cultural, research and scientific institutions or initiatives that upholds the Paralympic Movement and furthers its excellence
  • To empower and support Affiliates or other bodies that can contribute to its governance of disability sports
  • To ensure fair play and ethical pursuit of performance in disability sports
  • To organize courses or offer other forms of support to groom administrators or other officials who can contribute to the Paralympic Movement
  • To engage in dialogues and co-operate with governmental, non-governmental or sports bodies to fulfil its objects
  • To fight against the use of prohibited substances and procedures and ensure the observance of the World Anti-Doping Code
  • To formulate proposals and lead pitches to the IPC concerning the Paralympic Movement, including the organizing and hosting of Paralympic Games or other IPC-sanctioned events
  • To submit reasonable motions, vote and be heard at meetings of the Members of IPC, nominate candidates for IPC bodies and participate in all IPC activities
  • To raise and administer funds for the furtherance of the above objects
PARALYMPIC VALUES

The Paralympic Movement has adopted and follows athlete-focused values, which act as the underlying reference for all those involved in Para sport.

Para athletes through their performances showcase to the world what can be achieved when testing your body to its absolute limits

Para athletes have a unique strength of character that combines mental toughness, physical ability and outstanding agility to produce sporting performances that regularly redefine the boundaries of possibility

As role models, Para athletes maximise their abilities, empowering and exciting others to be active and participate in sport

Through sport, Para athletes celebrate diversity and show that difference is a strength. As pioneers for inclusion, they challenge stereotypes, transform attitudes and break down social barriers and discrimination towards persons with disabilities

P.S.

The word “Paralympic” derives from the Greek preposition “para” (beside or alongside) and the word “Olympic”. Its meaning is that Paralympics are the parallel Games to the Olympics and illustrates how the two movements (i.e. Olympic Movement and Paralympic Movement) exist side-by-side.

Council Members

CHAIRMAN

Mr Kevin Wong

VICE-CHAIRMAN

A/P Teo-Koh Sock Miang

HONORARY TREASURER

Dr Chinnu Palanivelu

HONORARY ASSISTANT TREASURER

A/P Paul Chang

GOVERNOR

Ms Shirley Low

GOVERNOR

Dr Hon Tow Siew Mark

Paralympic Movement

The Paralympic Movement is athlete-focused. Through athletes’ stories and achievements, attitudes towards people with an impairment can be changed. They engage and motivate people to create a more inclusive society. The Paralympic Movement builds a bridge which links sport with social awareness to help forge a path for this change and spread the message of respect and equal opportunity for all individuals.

Extract from 2013 Brand Book of the IPC.

Click the icon for more information about the Paralympic Movement and its history.

Athletes’ Achievement Awards (AAA)

The Athletes’ Achievement Awards (AAA) is given out by the Singapore National Paralympic Council (SNPC) to outstanding athletes who have excelled in major games. It is given out in recognition of the huge commitment, discipline and passion to training and competing at the highest level – the desire to go that extra distance beyond self.

The Tote Board is the primary sponsor of the AAA which provides for a cash payout to athletes who contribute to Singapore’s gold, silver or bronze medal tally in the following games- the Paralympic Games, Asian Para Games and the Commonwealth Games, and who contribute a gold medal in the ASEAN Para Games. The cash quantum is taxable and of which 20% is retained by the Singapore Disability Sports Council (SDSC)/NDSAs to help fund future training and development. Athletes are entitled to the awards up to a maximum of three highest individual achievements.

Join us on the journey towards 2020 Tokyo Paralympics

Singapore National Paralympic Council is an Institution of a Public Character (IPC) that relies on sponsors and donors to support its mission.

We also qualify for matching grants from the Bicentennial Community Fund (BCF) up till 31 December 2020, which is a one-off initiative that provides dollar-for-dollar matching for donations to IPCs, up to a cap of $400,000. Hence, this doubles the value of your donation this year.