Music Without Borders 2009

Posted: 6 December 2009

In 2009, DPA celebrated the International Day of People with Disabilities (IDPD) with a Music Festival aptly themed “Music without Borders”. It was held on Sunday, 6th December 2009 at the Riders Lodge. DPA’s Music Festival featured an array of well known international and local musicians who entertained an audience of some 350 people. We had international artistes from Dubai to UK. Local talents such as TENG Ensemble, Leandra and Clarence and Donna Doherty also performed at the Music Festival. (more…)

A Night of Hope 2009

Posted: 5 June 2009

His Excellency, President S R Nathan and Mrs. Nathan was the Guest-of-Honour at “A Night Of Hope’s Fundraising Dinner, a charity benefit by Disabled People’s Association Singapore held on Friday, June 5 2009 at the Vanda Ballroom, Marina Mandarin Singapore. 

The event was held to raise funds for the Disabled People’s Association (DPA) will be used to finance the various projects in which the Association is currently involved, particularly the Advocacy projects. Being the only advocacy organisation in Singapore, DPA’s mission is to be the voice of people with disabilities, helping them achieve full participation and equal status in the society through independent living.  (more…)

International Conference and Accessible Tourism (ICAT) 2009

Posted: 25 April 2009

ICAT was held from 23 to 25 April in conjunction with the Third International Convention for Rehabilitative Engineering and Assistive Technology 2009 (i-CREATe) Conference organized by Singapore Therapeutic, Assistive,and Rehabilitative Technologies (Start Centre) and DPA at the Singapore Management University. The workshops and talks covered topics such as “Making Destinations Accessible & Profitable” by Ms. Yeoh Siew Hoon and concurrently Start Centre also held a three-day exhibition & talks which included the IBM Assistive & Rehabilitative Technology Student Design Challenge.  (more…)

Youth Got Heart

Posted: 1 March 2009

Youth Got Heart 2009 is an initiative by Raffles Institution (Junior College) Interact Club with the support of Anglo-Chinese School (Independent) Interact Club which aims to expose youths across the nation to the various types of community service and service learning.

The event provided a platform and opportunity for the establishment of sustained partnerships between the Voluntary Welfare Organisations (VWOs) of Singapore and youths who were interested in providing their service to the community. (more…)

Advocacy Initiatives 2008

Posted: 31 December 2008

Paralympics: More Recognition for Disabled Sportsmen/women

DPA wrote two letters about the recently concluded Paralympics:

  1. Disabled Appeal for More Media Coverage – Straits Times, Sept 20
  2. Disabled Athletes: The Value of Gold – Today, Sept 22 (more…)
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