Movement for the Intellectually Disabled in Singapore (MINDS)
The MINDS Social Enterprise is run as part of the MINDS Employment Development Centres where vocational training is provided to adults with intellectual disabilities. They have formalised several in-house cottage industries, transforming them into platforms of meaningful work engagement. MINDS is also also greatly encouraged by the positive development in our trainees' skills set and well-being.
All net revenue earned from the sale of their products and services go towards paying a monthly allowance for their clients' work, as well as their lunch expenses while undergoing training.
Find out more information at the MINDS Website.
Support Their Beneficiaries
MINDS has freshly baked cookies consisting of five different flavors: Dark Chocolate Oatmeal, Cranberry Sweetheart, Cherry Chocolate Glacier, Lemon Chia Seeds and Earl Grey Sunflower Seeds. Satisfy your cravings with these sweet mini-bites today!
Apart from these cookies, they also offer craft products which are beautifully done up by their beneficiaries.
Fresh Vegetables are also available for you by MINDS Farming!!
** the order method for fresh vegetable is different from cookies order!! Check out how to order under MINDS Farm tab below
Name of Product: Tea Light Holder (Assorted Dotted Art Design)
Description of Product: Spice up your romantic dinner with tealight holders from MINDS! The clear glass enhances the glow of the candle light, while the dots create lovely shadow patterns.
Price: S$5 per piece
- 1) All items are subject to availability
- 2) Images of products may not be identical to actual product as all products are hand-made by multiple persons. Each piece of craft item is unique, and no 2 items are identical.
- 3) Product will come in assorted colours unless otherwise requested. (Write us a note before checking out)
Name of Product: Tumbler (Splatter & Urbano)
Description of Product:
500ml Stainless Steel Tumbler with designs adapted from paintings done by MINDS' very talented artists from MINDS Craft. Interested to customise the design? Write them an enquiry now!
MINDS currently has two ready designs:
"Splatter" by Khamisan - a proud artist of MINDS who specialises in abstract painting.
"Urbano" by Chew Ah Chuan - a brillant artist of MINDS with a natural talent for line art.
- All items are subject to availability.
- Images of products may not be identical to actual product as all products are hand-made by multiple persons. Each piece of craft item is unique, and it's impossible to have identical items.
- Designs are updated frequently though style of art may be the same. Please drop them an enquiry if you wish to check what are the designs currently available
Price: S$15 per piece
Name of Product: Photoframe (4R)
Description of Product: Unique, hand painted photo frames to cherish the most important memories. (Assorted Design)
Price: S$10 per piece
- All items are subject to availability
- Images of products may not be identical to actual product as all products are hand-made by multiple persons. Each piece of craft item is unique, and no two pieces are identical.
- Designs are updated frequently though style of art may be the same. Please drop them an enquiry to check what are the designs currently available.
Name of Product: Hama Beads Brooch (Dragon Playground)
Description of Product: Hand-made by MINDS' beneficiaries. Inspired by Singapore Iconic Playgrounds, these mini hama beads brooch make great gifts for family, loved ones, and friends. Surprise someone special in your life with these quirky pins!
Price: S$6 per piece
Brief Introduction to MINDS Farm
At MINDS - IDEA Employment Development Centre, we provide vocational and life skills training for Adults with Special Needs. One of the many in-house projects we have at IEDC is our Farm where our beneficiaries/trainees learn and do vegetable farming. MFarm grows vegetables and herbs that are pesticide and chemical free, grown and harvested persons with intellectual disability. Till date, we have on our list over 9 different crops such as Bayam, Lettuce, Xiao Bai Cai, Baby Bok Choy, Chye Sim, Kang Kong, Pea Sprout Kai Lan etc. rotationally harvested and on sale every Tuesday of the week.
MINDS beneficiaries are engaged in the entire farming process from sowing, transplanting; to harvesting and preparation of soil etc. Through this project, it not only train and equip our beneficiaries with essential life and vocational skills, it also increase their self-confidence and feeling of accomplishment.
MFarm @ IEDC is very excited to unveil direct-to-community fresh vegetables sales to Capitaland! When you buy from us, it keeps the project going where all the proceeds goes to the beneficiaries.
How to Order?
Email MINDS Team at firstname.lastname@example.org to check for availability of the vegetables!
Members of the public can subscribe to be updated on future harvests and farmers' market events by e-mailing email@example.com or calling 9641-8689.
Minimum orders of $52.20 for FREE delivery.
For self-collection, please head down to the following address: Idea Employment Development Centre.29 Rosyth Road. Singapore 546190
1) Do-It-Yourself (DIY) Kit
2) Potted Plants
Unable to plant your own vegetables from scratch? No worries, MINDS got your back! Get these potted plants only for $10/pot and watch them continue growing under your care. A variety of potted plants/ vegetables available for you to choose from, such as Lady's Finger, Basil and Chilli. Decorate your house with these beautiful potted plants and enjoy tasting them when its ready to be cooked!
Product Description: Potted Plants
Variables: Lady's Finger/ Basil/ Chilli
Ordering Instructions: Email and check with firstname.lastname@example.org
You can't be seed-ting down and doing nothing for the last step of planting your own vegetables !! Grab these packets of seeds and plant your very own vegetables of your preferred choice. Lady's Finger, Basil and Chilli seeds are available. Watch the process of them growing starting from little seeds to beautiful plants.
4) Packed Vegetables
A variety of packed vegetables are available for you to choose from! They are Baby Pak Choy, Kai Lan, Pea Sprout, Kangkong, Bayam (Red/Green) and Lettuce. You are spoilt for choices!! The crops grown in MINDS Farm are pesticide free and are handled with love everyday by MINDS beneficiaries.
Product Description: Packed Vegetables
Variables: Baby Pak Choy, Kai Lan, Pea Sprout, KangKong, Bayam (Red/Green), Lettuce
Ordering Instructions: Email and check with email@example.com
Meet The Beneficiaries
Esmond is a trainee in SIA-MINDS Employment Development Centre (SMEDC) working in MINDS Bakers. He is a diligent worker who ensures that he performs his work to the highest of standards. Esmond is generally quiet in nature but as with others his age, he will exhibit the occasional playfulness when he warms up to people.Find Out More