International White Cane Day 2017 – 14 October 2017

SAVH Event

The International White Cane Day 2017 will be held on Saturday,14 October 2017 at SAVH premises.

The International White Cane Day is celebrated worldwide on 15 October every year with the mission to educate the world about blindness and how the visually impaired can live and work independently while giving back to their communities, to celebrate the abilities and successes achieved by blind people in a sighted world and to honour the many contributions made by the visually impaired.

SG Enable Training & Career Fair 2017 – 14 October 2017

SG Enable Training and Career Fair

SG Enable is organising a Training and Career Fair for persons with disabilities who are looking for skills upgrading or a job.

The details of the fair as below:
Date : 14 October 2017 (Saturday)
Start Time : 10am
Venue : Enabling Village, 20 Lengkok Bahru, Singapore 159053

Admission is strictly by registration. To register, please Click Here or call 1800 8585 885 from 9am to 6pm, Mon – Fri.

For more information and updates, please Visit Here.

BCA Bigger Heart 2017 Run for Visually Challenged – 1 October 2017

BCA Bigger Heart 2017 Run

Since 2009, Building and Construction Authority (BCA) has been volunteering at SAVH to provide a conducive learning space for the visually impaired to acquire new skills and be self-reliant so as to contribute to the society.

Commuting to places as a visually impaired person is much more challenging than a sighted person going for a long marathon.

To Show continuous support to SAVH, BCA volunteers, both seasoned and non-seasoned runners will push their limits by participating in this year’s run to raise fund for SAVH. The run is scheduled on Sunday, 1 October 2017 at the Marina Barrage.

You can support the run and our cause by donating to us via Giving.sg

Thank you for your support!

Marina Bay Sands’ Play It Forward 2017 – 10 September 2017

MBS Play It Forward 2017

Singapore Association of the Visually Handicapped (SAVH) is excited to be a benefitting charity of Play It Forward, Marina Bay Sands’ one and only property-wide charity challenge!

You can support our cause by forming a six-person team to represent our charity and help us to win cash prizes donated by Marina Bay Sands. Registration is now open and closes on 18 August 2017. Find out more here!

About Play It Forward
Play It Forward and Play It Forward Junior are part of Marina Bay Sands’ 5th annual Sands for Singapore Charity Festival. From up high at the Sands SkyPark right down to ArtScience Museum, Play It Forward will take players around the integrated resort to complete intellectual and creative challenges to win cash prizes for charity.

Members of the public can form teams of six to represent a local charity of their choice* to participate in the third edition of Play It Forward.

This year, children will also have the chance to give back with the first-ever Play It Forward Junior designed specifically for kids aged 7-12.

*Participants will choose their charity from a list of charities provided by Marina Bay Sands. Separate lists shall be provided to participants of Play it Forward and Play It Forward Junior respectively. SAVH is a benefitting organisation of Play It Forward.

About Sands for Singapore Charity Festival
The Festival is a multi-day event that aims to raise public awareness of our partner charities, and raise funds for them through a series of meaningful events that utilise every facet of the integrated resort. Since 2013, Marina Bay Sands has raised over S$16 million in total for local charities.

HCI Flag Day cum Street Sale – 23 & 24 June 2017

SAVH Event

Hey guys !

We are Project Vision, a group of Secondary Four students from Hwa Chong Institution working with the Singapore Association of the Visually Handicapped (SAVH) that aims to promote greater understanding for the visually handicapped in Singapore. To help raise funds and awareness for the SAVH, we would be conducting flag day and a street sale.

The Flag Day cum street sale will be held on 23 and 24 June and there would be 2 shifts for you to choose from.

(1) AM Shift: 8.00am – 1.00pm (AM Shift)
(2) PM Shift: 2.00pm – 5.00pm (PM Shift)

The reporting venue is Bishan Junction 8, right beside the Bishan MRT station.

Of course, your efforts would not go unnoticed. All proceeds would go towards SAVH’s programmes and services for blind beneficiaries. Students would be given their deserved number of CIP hours. Plus, if you sign up for both shifts on a day, or if you sign up on both days, you will get a free plushie!

So what are you waiting for? Grab your friends and sign up! BE A CHAMPION FOR THE BLIND by signing up Here today!
Contact 9220 0642 for any further enquiry!

Project Vision’17 Core team

SAVH Short Story Writing Competition 2017 – Sharing Session on Story Writing – 17 June 2017

As part of the build-up for the SAVH Short Story Writing Competition 2017 (Refer another upcoming event for the details), there will be a sharing session by Mr Chong Kwek Bin, who was the winner of the previous two rounds of Short Story Writing Competition.

In this sharing session, Kwek Bin will be sharing his thoughts on good writing, and tips on how to write substantially in terms of both content and length.

The sharing session will be held on Saturday, 17 June 2017, from 2.30pm to 4.30pm at the SAVH Conference Room. Interested participants are to register their attendance with Pang Siew Gek at telephone number 6251 4331 ext 181 by 5pm on 15 June 2017. Clients who require a caregiver to assist them in coming to SAVH are welcome to do so. Light refreshments will be provided.

SAVH Short Story Writing Competition 2017

This year, SAVH Library is organising a Short Story Writing Competition. We would like to invite all registered clients of SAVH to participate.

Contestants are to write a short original essay of about 3,500 to 4,000 words. The essay must be original though it could be either fictional or biographical. Any persons found suspected of plagiarism by submitting work that is not their own will be summarily disqualified.

Your entry will be judged based on the following criteria:

    • Content
    • Language
    • Style

and merits will be awarded accordingly.

Your script may be handwritten, in digital format, or in Braille. The closing date for submission of all entries is on Friday, 15 September 2017. Do note that you stand to win attractive prizes.

Prizes:
1st: $400
2nd: $300
3rd: $200
4th: $80
5th: $80

For further enquiries please contact Jayne Pang at 6251 4331 ext 181 or email her at siewgek@savh.org.sg.

SAVH Annual General Meeting – 26 August 2017

SAVH AGM

The 64th Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Singapore Association of the Visually Handicapped (SAVH) will be held on Saturday, 26 August 2017 at SAVH premises. The agenda and AGM materials will be sent to the members in due course.

Donation Draw 2017 Results

Donation Draw 2017

SAVH Logo
Singapore Association of the Visually Handicapped

Donation Draw Results

Drawn on Friday, 24 March 2017 at SAVH, 47 Toa Payoh Rise, Singapore 298104

WINNING NUMBERS

1st Prize ($10,000): 600034

2nd Prize ($8,000) : 401435

3rd Prize ($5,000) :  501480

20 Consolation Prizes

103730     303277     402178     509028     800834  
108400     400527     501773     601581     804704
205961     400803     502115     603335     805578 
300775     401313     508246     608982     910494
        

Winning tickets must be presented to claim prizes. Prizes not claimed by Wednesday, 31 May 2017 shall be forfeited. All unclaimed prizes will be disposed of at SAVH’s discretion.

SAVH thanks all donors and volunteers for their support.

Flag Day 2017

Flag Day 2017

Greetings from the Singapore Association of the Visually Handicapped (SAVH)!

Thanks for supporting us the Flag Day for the past few years!

Our coming Flag Day is scheduled on Saturday, 25 February 2017 from 8 am to 5 pm.

The objectives of our Flag Day 2017 are to raise fund, create awareness of our mission & vision and inspire the spirit of volunteerism in our community.

We sincerely hope that you will be able to join us for this event to Help The Visually Handicapped Help Themselves.

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at Tel: 6251 4331 ext 113 or ext 115 or e-mail us at savh_pr@savh.org.sg.