It all started with a casual conversation with a group of friends, a mix of sighted and non-sighted individuals. We discovered the passion and the yearn the Visually Impaired individuals have for cooking. However, there is no avenue in Singapore to allow them to experience cooking or even picking it up as a skill towards independent living. So, the team decided to do something about it and that is how Fortitude Culina is born.
Curriculum & Community Developer
Visually Impaired Sou Chef and Chief Trainer
"I’ve always wanted to gain back my ability to cook, but no one could ever find the time or patience to teach me. The sighted volunteers with us have especially saved me a lot of grief – imagine what it would be like fumbling through trial and error cooking on your own without sight. This programme has eased me into the habit of trying to cook independently within a very safe yet fun environment, and I think I’m now much more confident trying other recipes on my own."
Visually Impaired Trainee Chef