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.

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.

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

SAVH Annual General Meeting – 26 August 2017


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.

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. More information will not announced later.

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.