International White Cane Day 2022 – Saturday, 15 October 2022

SAVH Event

International White Cane Day (IWCD) Carnival is finally BACK!
Come join us for our carnival celebrations at Singapore Association of the Visually Handicapped (SAVH) filled with days’ worth of activities, food, merchandises, and entertainment, it will sure be an experience unlike other! Immerse yourself in concerts, merchandises, services done by our very own clients as well!
🎢 Venue: Singapore Association of the Visually Handicapped (47 Toa Payoh Rise Singapore 298104)
🎢 Date: 15th October 2022
🎢 Time: 9am to 2pm

IWCD is celebrated across the world 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, acknowledging the achievements, the abilities and successes achieved by blind people in a sighted world and to honour the many contributions made by the visually impaired community; and the important symbol of blindness and tool of independence, the white cane. As part of SAVH’s fundraising and advocacy efforts, IWCD aims to promote and showcase skills of our beneficiaries on this special occasion!

Do support us by purchasing IWCD Carnival coupons at $10 per piece. The coupons can be used at the carnival for purchase of food and games! Our Mobile Massage Team (MMT) will also be present to provide their masterclass services as well. The sales of coupons is supported by Tote Board and various sponsors with a One-to-one Scheme. This means that for every 1 coupon ($10) sold, the sponsors will donate another $10.

Please contact and whatsapp to 69787600 to purchase your coupons. We hope that you can get them and join us on that day. Please help us to follow our Facebook at @ilovesavh and Instagram at @savhoffical

Donation Tickets Draw 2022 Results

Singapore Association of the Visually Handicapped

Donation Tickets Draw 2022 Results

Drawn on Friday, 25 March 2022 at SAVH, 47 Toa Payoh Rise, Singapore 298104


1st Prize ($9,000 Cash): 8070736

2nd Prize ($6,000 Cash) : 8053062

3rd Prize ($3,000 Cash) : 8003597

5 Consolation Prizes : $100 Cash Each

8003526   8032207   8072470   8045213   8067495

Winning tickets must be presented to claim prizes. Prizes not claimed by Thursday, 30 Jun 2022 will be donated to SAVH.

SAVH would like to thank all donors and volunteers for their support.

Blind Community Day 2022

SAVH Blind Community Day

2022 marks another New Year for the Singapore Association of the Visually Handicapped (SAVH) as we reflect upon our Association’s humble beginnings and challenging journey, how far we have progressed and what holds for the future of our visually handicapped community in the amidst of the current seem-never-ending Covid19 pandemic.

All of us are facing different degrees of arduous challenges during the pandemic, be it work-related, family-related, personal well-being or mental health. More so for the visually impaired and many have suffered enormous losses of income, uncertainty of daily life and routines etc.

We would like to share our accomplishments with those who have journeyed with us along the way as well as to cultivate new patronage and supporters to jointly raise funds which will enable us to improve and expand our existing programmes and services and initiate new ones to cater to the needs of an increasing community of visual impaired including an increasing number of aged visually handicapped as the population ages.

SAVH is holding a Blind Community Day hybrid event. The aim of staging the event is to raise awareness of the visually impaired as well as raise funds for SAVH’s operations and services.

The details of the event are as follows:

Date: Friday, 25 March 2022, 7pm
Venue: SAVH at 47 Toa Payoh Rise Singapore 298104 (for invited guests only)
Guest of Honour: Mr Eric Chua, Parliamentary Secretary of Ministry of Social and Family Development and Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth
Special guest: The eminent social figure Professor Tommy Koh, Ambassador-at-Large, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and SAVH long-time patron

Facebook Live at I Love SAVH
Donation link (

We invite you to participate in our journey in making a difference to the Visually Handicapped community by supporting the event with your virtual attendance and generous donations. All donations will be entitled to 2.5 times tax deduction. A copy of our reply form is here for your kind support. please complete the Reply Form and email it to

Should you have queries, please do not hesitate to contact Mr Kan Teck San at 6251 4331 x 103 or email it to


SAVH Blind Community Day

2022年标志着新加坡视障人士协会(协会)又一个新的开始。 我们回顾了协会的卑微起步,一路走来,充满着挑战的旅程和取得了多少的进步。在当前疫情看来毫无消退的形势下,视障人士社群未来的何去何从值得深思。





日期: 2022 年3月25日,星期五
地点:协会会址47 Toa Payoh Rise Singapore 298104
线上Facebook Live I Love SAVH
主宾: 蔡瑞隆先生, 社会及家庭发展部兼文化,社区及青年部政务次长
特别嘉宾: 许通美教授, 新加坡外交部巡回大使



所有捐款将享有2.5倍的税收减免。随附回复表, 填妥后,电邮至 。

我们也很乐意您能参与我们3月25日Facebook Live 的线上晚会。如果您有任何疑问,请随时联系甘迪生,电话号码 6251 4331 X 103 或 电邮

World Braille Day 2022

World Braille Day


SAVH honours Louis Braille; 4 Jan, the birth anniversary of Braille inventor, Louis Braille. On this day he is remembered for all the contributions he made in helping blind people to read and write.

World Braille Day, is observed to raise awareness of the importance of Braille as a means of communication in the full realization of the human rights for blind and partially sighted people. Braille is a tactile representation of alphabetic and numerical symbols using six dots to represent each letter and number, and even musical, mathematical and scientific symbols. Braille (named after its inventor in 19th century France, Louis Braille) is used by blind and partially sighted people to read the same books and periodicals as those printed in a visual font.

At SAVH’s Braille Production Centre, reading materials in English are converted into Braille for clients of SAVH as well as other agencies keen to provide information for the Blind. Our main services include Braille Lessons, Transcription of print materials into Braille, Production of Tactile Diagrams and Braille Signages, Emboss Braille on print name cards, Braille Audit Service and others.

In our pursuit to join the world to celebrate World Braille Day 2022, our Rehabilitation Sub Committee desires to advocate Braille education. Please view our educational Braille video Here.

Please join us to celebrate by donating generously to SAVH to run all our SAVH programmes which include Braille Production costs and also complimentary Basic Braille to the Blind community. You could donate to our virtual campaign through our campaign or QR code attached above. When donating using QR code, please enter your First Name and NRIC in the “UEN/Bill Reference No.” field to qualify for 250% tax deduction.


SAVH Donation Draw 2021/22


Hi, we are having our Donation Draw fundraising event from 20 December 2021 until 28 February 2022. On top of the current and ever-present challenges of fundraising, we are also restricted to sell our Donation Draw tickets only through Singapore Pools outlets and personal contacts as compared to selling on the streets. Hence, your support would be greatly appreciated. Please support us and buy your donation draw tickets from your nearest Singapore Pools outlet. Special thanks to Singapore Pools for their support! Thank you!

Resumption of ADC, Massage and Dining in The Dark

Foot Reflexology

Hi everyone, we are pleased to announce we have resumed operations for:

Assistive Devices Centre (ADC) – We are open Monday through Friday only, from 8.30 am to 5.30 pm. Please call 62514332 or email to make an appointment before coming, thanks.

Mobile Massage Team (MMT) – We have resumed outdoor massage services since 23rd November and indoor massage services since 29th November.

Indoor massage services are open Monday to Saturday only, from 9 am to 5 pm. Please call 62514334 or email to make an appointment, thanks.

Dining In The Dark (DITD) – We are open for business once again. By appointment only. Please call 62514333 or email for more details, thanks.

Please spread the word that we are back in action!

Assistive Devices

AMD Week, 9 to 16 October 2021

Macular diseases worsen your vision and is the leading cause of blindness in Singapore. Therefore, early detection is important.  Find out more about macular diseases at AMD Week, an annual organised by Yishun Health in Singapore. This year, AMD Week will be held from 9 October – 16 October 2021, with an exciting line up of activities including the virtual launch of AMD Week, public education talks, Yishun Health Community Ophthalmology Medal, eye screenings for age-related eye diseases, and other fun activities.  For more details, please click For more information, please visit:…