DPA Outing to S.E.A. Aquarium

Posted: 15 December 2014

The Disabled People’s Association (DPA) is organising an outing to S.E.A. Aquarium on Friday, 23 January 2015 from 2pm to 5:30pm. DPA members and volunteers are invited to discover the life in the ocean at the world’s largest aquarium. After enjoying the marine world, DPA will conduct an informal feedback session on the members’ experience at S.E.A. Aquarium.

The trip will be free of charge. For those who need specialised transport to get to S.E.A. Aquarium, DPA will help with the expenses. Light refreshments will also be provided.

The places are limited and will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

For those interested, please e-mail info@dpa.org.sg or call us at 6791 1134 by Friday 19th December 2014.

Free Aromatherapy Class

Posted: 27 November 2014

DPA is pleased to announce that it will be holding a class on aromatherapy on Saturday 20th December 2014 at DPA’s office. The class will demonstrate the use of therapeutic-grade essential oils to enhance the balance of one’s body and mind. The class will take two hours, from 1pm to 3pm.

The class is free of charge for DPA members and volunteers.

The class will be run by a social enterprise SOHO Nature, which was set up to empower individuals with the ability to run their own home based businesses, and to assist marginalised communities in society to be able to have better lives. Soho Nature work with stay at home parents, caregivers, retirees and individuals with physical or intellectual challenges.

For those interested, please contact DPA at info@dpa.org.sg or call us at 67911134 by 12 December 2014.

To see the poster, click here.

DPA MEET & GREET LUNCH

Posted: 27 November 2014

Hello everyone! To mark the International Day of people with Disabilities, DPA is having a gathering on Saturday 6th December 2014 @ 12pm! It will be held at DPA’s office.

This is a meet & greet session for members and volunteers to enjoy the spirit of togetherness. 

At the gathering, there will be good food and activities where participants can stand a chance to win a $50 or $100 worth of Royal Sporting House vouchers!

We invite all DPA members, staff, volunteers, friends and families to join us for this social gathering, especially our new volunteers so that they can find out more about getting involved in our projects.

For those interested, please email info@dpa.org.sg or call our office at 67911134 by Monday, 1st December 2014!

We hope to see you there! 

Purple Parade 2014

Posted: 29 September 2014

The Purple Parade celebrations for 2014 and it is back bigger and stronger than ever before. 

For the first time in Singapore, on 30 November 2013, more than 4500 people got together at Hong Lim Park to send a strong message to the rest of Singapore. Disability organisations called for Singapore to further Support Inclusion and Celebrate Abilities of persons with special needs.  40 organisations participated in this wonderful event. Purple Parade 2013 also set a national record for the largest number of pledges from more than 7,300 people in support of the United Nations Convention of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. 

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Video Project on Employment Issues Faced by Persons With Disabilities

Posted: 15 July 2014

A team of filmmakers, David and Wen Shan, have kindly volunteered to help DPA do a video on employment issues faced by persons with disabilities. (Please see the short bio of the filmmakers below.) 

This will be very useful for DPA’s publicity campaign and advocacy efforts. So we need your help to grant them a short interview – we need some ‘soundbite’ quotes from you about your experiences in finding jobs, handling interviews, and problems/solutions in the workplace and with colleagues. 

About the video interview

The video interview will be short (an hour or less), and only part of the footage will be used. This means we won’t have anyone being showed talking continuously for 10 to 15 minutes. It will be more in the form of short snippets to each question from various interviewees so that viewers get to understand the employment challenges and issues faced by the disabled. 

We will announce the filming venue, dates, accommodation needed and other details later. These will be done at your convenience and preferred venue.  

Do also note that after the first video cut is made, all interviewees will be able to vet and approve (or reject) the footage to be used. We will only include your footage in the video with your permission.   (more…)

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