Advocacy & IT Initiatives 2010

Posted: 31 December 2010

Advocacy

Accessibility Code Working Committee

Judy Wee, Hon Secretary is representing DPA in an on-going committee set up by the Building and Construction Authority (BCA) to review the Code on Accessibility in the Built Environment 2007.

  • Round Table Discussion (RTD)
    DPA facilitated a RTD in partnership with Special Needs Trust Fund on 15th November, 2010. The purpose of the RTD meeting was to discuss the viability of extending the current trust fund to allow for low income families to benefit.  (more…)

East Meets West Fundraising Football Match & Dinner 2010

Posted: 27 November 2010

The Disabled People’s Association (DPA) marked the International Day of People with Disabilities (IDPD) on the 27th of November with two major events; a star-studded football event in the afternoon and a post-match victory dinner later in the evening.

The afternoon East versus West fundraising football game pits local celebrities and football players, who make up the East team, against the West team which consists of ESPN presenters and another famous foreign football players in a friendly but competitive match.  (more…)

PC Refurbishment Project 2010

Posted: 30 March 2010

Under the PC refurbishment program, DPA has employed two members with disabilities, Mr. Logaraj and Mr. Luqman to refurbish the PCs.The PC Refurbishment Program aims to empower people with disabilities not only through the use of computers to access the Internet but also create opportunities, in employment and independent living.  (more…)

Fundraising Flag Day 2010

Posted: 20 February 2010

Flag Day this year was held on Saturday, 20th February 2010. Preparations for the Flag Day started as early as October 2009. DPA recruited volunteers from secondary schools, junior colleges and tertiary institutions. Over 2,500 from 42 educational institutions supported the event. Students from CHIJ St Theresas Convent and Geylang Methodist Secondary School assisted with the administrative preparations of Flag Day.  (more…)

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…)

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