A Voice of Our Own

Issue 13, Apr - Jun 2016

Dear Friends & Supporters 

Greetings from Disabled People's Association!

DPA Events

DPA and MDAS' Joint Flag Day 2016

DPA and MDAS jointly organised a Flag Day on 23rd April 2016. Over 800 volunteers showed their support by coming out on a Saturday to collect donations at eight collection centres across Singapore. Both organisations piloted a Flag Day software to improve efficiency at reporting stations and reduce paperwork, and organised mobile collection centres and the Student Ambassador Programme.

We are pleased to announce that the joint street collections was around $100,000. The funds raised will go a long way in supporting the programmes of both organisations. DPA thanks all the people who volunteered their time to help make the fundraising project such a success. (more…)

Education and Healthcare Feedback Sessions

DPA conducted two feedback sessions on the provision of education and healthcare services for persons with disabilities on 23 January and 17 February 2016. The purpose was to gain insights into the issues persons with disabilities face when accessing healthcare and educations services and to collect primary data for two information booklets on the education and healthcare sector. (more…)

Member Events

Diveheart Workshop

DPA attended the Diveheart workshop at the Republic of Singapore Yacht Club on 19 March 2016. The event aimed to raise awareness about the possibility of persons with disabilities being trained and employed as commercial environmental divers as well as the therapeutic and empowering benefits of diving of persons with disabilities. (more…)

DPA @ Gardens by the Bay

DPA members, staff and volunteers visited Gardens by the Bay on 29 January 2016 to enjoy the Dahlia Dream Floral Display at the Flower Dome.  DPA also had the opportunity to visit “The Future of Us” Exhibition – an immersive and multi-sensory experience that offers a glimpse into the possibilities of how Singaporeans can live, work, play and care and learn in the future.  (more…)

'More Than Dis' campaign

On 5 March 2016, DPA attended the flagship event of 'More Than Dis' campaign. The campaign was initiated by a trio of undergraduates from the Wee Kim Wee School of Communications and Information, with the goal of strengthening inclusion of persons with disabilities in Singapore. This event was part of DPA’s student advocate project where we mentor students to develop their own projects that raise awareness about disability. (more…)

Other Social and Networking Events

Arts & Disability Forum 2016

DPA attended the Arts & Disability Forum 2016 on 29 March. The event was organised by the National Arts Council, British Council Singapore and Singapore International Foundation to raise awareness on how arts and culture can shape an inclusive society. (more…)

Social Service Research Network 2016

DPA attended the Social Service Research Network at the Lifelong Learning Institute on 16 February 2016, an event jointly organised by the Institute of Policy Studies (IPS) and the National Council of Social Services (NCSS). The event brought together representatives from academic and private institutions, research centres and voluntary welfare organisations who shared their thoughts and experiences on how research findings can be translated to actionable insights with implications for policy and practice. (more…)

AbleThrive Launch

On 2 February 2016, DPA attended “Live Well & Thrive”, an event featuring panel discussion, networking and the launch of AbleThrive in Singapore. Founder and Executive Director, Brittany Martin Déjean, introduced the evening and moderated the interactive panel discussion which covered real-life experiences relating to disability and prompted cross-sector conversations on ‪‎inclusion. (more…)

Social Impact Week

On 18 and 19 December 2016, DPA participated in Social Impact Week, an event that aimed to encourage collaboration between NTU Clubs, social enterprises and other external organisations to promote the spirit of social involvement and also to create awareness of social causes. (more…)

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