Deutsche Bank Charity Bazaar

Posted: 6 December 2013

DPA, together with other charities, NGOs and VWOs, was invited to Deutsche Bank’s charity bazaar at its One Raffles Quay office premises on 29 November, Friday. 

We set up a booth to distribute our publicity materials and also had handmade crafts from our members and SAVH on sale. Deutsche Bank staff also set up a soup and muffin stall to raise funds for DPA. For two hours from 12pm to 2pm, a steady stream of Deutsche Bank staff dropped by the bazaar to purchase our crafts and food items. In all, we raised about $2,000.  (more…)

YWLC Volunteer Forum

Posted: 6 December 2013

DPA took part in the inaugural Young Women’s Leadership Connection Volunteer (YWLC) Forum on 21 November 2013. It was held at the People’s Association from 6.30pm to 9pm. 

Other organisations which participated included SPLAT!, Conjunct Consulting, Early Reader and Wink.  

DPA’s advocacy executive, Alvan Yap, was among the panelists who shared experiences and information on skills-based volunteering during the breakout sessions and main forum itself.  

DPA wishes to thank YWLC for the opportunity to network with like-minded organisations and professionals, as well as publicise our cause and reach out to potential volunteers.  (more…)

Talking About Disabilities, Celebrating Abilities!

Posted: 25 November 2013

The Disabled People’s Association’s “Let’s Talk About Disability” IDPD celebration was held over two days at the Jurong Point atrium on 15 and 16 November 2013. 

On the opening Friday, 15 November, we kicked off the celebrations with the opening of the booth exhibitions by various VWOs. Staff and volunteers were on hand to give information to members of the public who wish to find out more about the services and facilities provided. 

Here’re some Day 1 highlights:  (more…)

Inclusion Fundamentals TAFEP’s Session

Posted: 3 October 2013

DPA has recently partnered up with Tripartite Alliance for Fair Employment Practices (TAFEP) to hold a special session of Inclusion Fundamentals Workshop for those companies who have signed  the Employers’ Pledge of Fair Employment Practices.   This session was held on Thursday 26 September 2013 at TAFEP’s training room.   

Eight people from the following organisations attended this session: 

  • AETOS Guard Services Pte Ltd
  • AETOS Security Management Pte Ltd
  • Society for the Physically Disabled
  • Standard Chartered Bank
  • Global Maritime & Port Services Pte Ltd
  • National University Hospital
  • Tripartite Alliance for Fair Employment Practices (more…)

DPA Annual General Meeting 2013

Posted: 3 October 2013

This year’s Annual General Meeting was held on Thursday, 12 September. It marked the first time the AGM was held at DPA’s new premises at Jurong Point Shopping Centre. A total of 27 members were in attendance, more than enough for quorum to be achieved. Members enjoyed a pre-AGM buffet dinner and mingling session at 6.15pm. 

At 7pm, the AGM proper started. The members then went through the minutes of the 2012 AGM and had it approved. Then DPA President, Mr Nicholas Aw, and the other office bearers briefed the members on the key events, finances and initiatives of the past year, as well as on the association’s future plans.  (more…)

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