08 Aug '11, 9pm

A stitch in time Josephine Ng, Alteration Initiative: by Zhang Weifang With their backs hunched in concentration...

With their backs hunched in concentration, a group of women sat by their sewing machines, starting their day's work at garment alteration company, Alteration Initiative. Doris Mok, 58, sat among them. But there was one difference: She was settled on a wheelchair. Work-integration social enterprise A-changin Pte Ltd is on a mission to provide training and employment opportunities to work-capable women in need, especially single mothers. Alteration Initiative is its initiative that aims to teach disadvantaged women garment alteration skills so they can earn a living and improve their quality of life. And Doris is the company's first physically disabled member, wheelchair-bound since contracting polio as a child. "To me, giving people a chance is very important," said Josephine Ng, co-founder of A-changin Pte Ltd and Alteration Initiative. "For someone who really wants to con...

Full article: http://www.todayonline.com/Singapore/EDC110809-0000242/A-...

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