Aside from marketing unique handmade gifts, GAT actively works with volunteers to
help the disadvantaged overcome specific hurdles they may have, so they can integrate
with and contribute to society.
Case Study 1: Helping Graduate from Special Needs School
Mohd. Rasul, an educationally sub-normal graduate of a special needs school joined
the workforce, only to be deemed as a failure, because he could not fit in with
1-to-1 Therapy and Vocational Rehabilitation
Within a year with our professional Art Therapist & Counsellor, this once self-doubting
individual has developed in self-esteem, social skills and competence in his artwork.
He has taken on a leadership role, earning the trust and respect of his peers who
willingly take instructions from him.
Offer opportunities for this young man to play the role of mentor and impart his
technical competence in artwork to mainstream youth and kids. This presents golden
moments to close the gap of inequality.
Case Study 2: Helping Woman in Crisis Shelter (Marymount Centre)
A crisis shelter is a place of solace for abused women as they attempt to rebuild
their lives. GAT wanted to play a part in helping them regain self-esteem and get
back on their feet.
Working with Marymount Centre, GAT tapped one of the women's skills and offered
her opportunities to do tasks which require higher-level skills. Opportunities to
learn and earn an income and informal discussions with our professional counsellor
motivated this woman to expand her capabilities.
She demonstrated such good attitude and outstanding workmanship that she became
the shelter supervisor's reliable right-hand person.
Inspired by GAT's vision and benefits to individuals like her, she is planning,
upon her return to mainstream society, to set up a similar social enterprise to
help the poor in her hometown.