DPA & VSA Joint Flag Day 2017

Posted: 26 January 2017

The Disabled People’s Association (DPA) and the Very Special Arts (VSA) Singapore will be holding a joint flag day on Saturday 25th March 2017. Through the event, we hope to achieve the following objectives:

 Raise awareness about the work of DPA & VSA and our outreach to support people with disabilities
• Promote disability awareness
• Inspire the spirit of empathy amongst the public and volunteers on the needs of people with disabilities
• Raise funds to cover the daily operations and programmes of the two organisations

We would therefore like you to join us in our cause and sign up as a volunteer.

Please help us to spread the word about volunteering to your friends and family! All student volunteers will be awarded with CCA points/CIP hours as well as receive a certificate of appreciation for their contributions towards this fundraising event.

For more information and/or to sign up online, click here.

For further information, please call DPA at 6791 1134 or email flagdaydpavsa@dpa.org.sg

Project Tintin

Posted: 15 December 2016

The Disabled People’s Association (DPA) is committed to working together with voluntary welfare organisations (VWOs) and sharing resources with the wider social service sector. For this reason, DPA shared our new software called Project Tintin, which DPA developed with ThoughtWorks and Muscular Dystrophy Association Singapore (MDAS) to help with it Flag Day operations with other VWOs on their Flag Days. To read more about how Project Tintin benefitted DPA and MDAS on their joint Flag Day please go to: http://www.dpa.org.sg/?our-event=dpa-and-mdas-joint-flag-day-2016.

Most recently, TOUCH Community Services and Ren Ci Hospital used Project Tintin on their Flag Days. Our aim was to help VWOs streamline their Flag Day processes. The software provides organisers with real-time status updates of all collection centres and the movement of donation tins. The software also saves valuable time by allowing volunteers to register and return tins using QR codes. DPA and ThoughtWorks also provided onsite support to TOUCH Community Services and Ren Ci Hospital during their Flag Days, ensuring that the software ran smoothly. Both the organisation’s Flag Day were interesting tests for Project Tintin. (more…)

Music Gives Back! Dawn, Students and Friends in Concert

Posted: 9 November 2016

Passionate and accomplished music teacher Dawn Toh, her students and a group of close friends will be putting together an afternoon of enchanting musical pieces for a very special concert this year.

In line with the theme of the concert “Music Gives Back!” The Disabled People’s Association Singapore (DPA) has been nominated as the beneficiary for the concert. The organisers have invited 20 DPA members to be their guests at the event and share in this night of music and get to know the students better. If you are a DPA member and interested to attend, please e-mail info@dpa.org.sg by November 28th 2016.

The Music Gives Back! Dawn, Students and Friends in Concert will be held on:

Date  : Sunday, 4 December 2016
Time  : 4.30 – 6.00 pm
Venue   : Goodman Arts Centre
Guest of Honour: Mr Desmond Choo, Member of Parliament for Tampines GRC

They aim to raise $10,000 from their concert for DPA to further its cause.  If you are interested to donate, please make crossed cheque payable to “Disabled People’s Association” or “DPA” and indicate “Music Gives Back!” on reverse side of the cheque and mail it to 1 Jurong West Central 2, #04-01 Jurong Point Shopping Centre, Singapore 648886.

For those of you who are not a DPA member and are interested in enjoying an enchanting afternoon of popular music by extremely talented musicians and a Christmas Choir, please contact marietoh@gmail.com / (65) 9665 0748. You may also contact Stephanie at stsy_26@yahoo.com.sg / (65) 9730 3606.

Thank you.

 

Invitation to Interviews/Focus Group on Workplace Discrimination

Posted: 8 November 2016

The Disabled People’s Association (DPA) is currently conducting a research study titled, “Discrimination faced by persons with disabilities in the workplace.”

What is the research about

The aim is to understand the full range of potentially unknown or invisible forms of discrimination through interviews, journaling and focus group discussions with persons with disabilities and their caregivers. This is a collaborative project with the Institute of Policy Studies (IPS) of the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy. The findings will contribute to the Enabling Masterplan 2017-201, DPA’s Public Education Campaign 2017, and anti-discrimination legislation proposal. 

For this study, DPA hopes to recruit people with disabilities, as well as their caregivers/parents, who are currently or formerly employed.

Focus Group Discussions

DPA would like to invite you to participate in a Focus Group Discussion (FGD). The FGD will last no more than 2 hours. Prior to the FGD, a short questionnaire will be sent to you as preparation and to collect relevant information. All participants will receive a $50 NTUC voucher. (more…)

Position: Disabled People’s Association Administrative Assistant

Posted: 1 November 2016

Note: This position has been filled.  We will introduce our new Admin Assistant soon.

Disabled People’s Association (DPA) is looking for an Administrative Assistant to support the Administration Manager in daily clerical tasks and be the friendly face that welcomes and interacts with visitors and members at DPA’s office in the Community Hub at Jurong Point Shopping Centre. DPA welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds in our inclusive workplace, including those with disabilities.

Role 

  1. Perform general administrative work such as filing, typing correspondences, update records, letters, emails, etc
  2. Assist in the administration, preparations and co-ordination of events, programmes and activities
  3. Handle calls, visitors and email enquiries
  4. Requisition and purchasing of main office pantry supplies, postage, stationery, etc
  5. Manage membership registration systems
  6. Perform banking and simple book-keeping
  7. Other ad-hoc administrative support and duties as assigned  (more…)
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