Our Campaign Storyends 16 Feb 2018, 11:59 PM
BCA has been working closely with SAVH since 2009 to provide a conducive learning space for the Visually Impaired to acquire new skills and gain self-reliance to cope with the integration into society. Walking a short distance in darkness can be as challenging as a long run. Many of BCA volunteers are not runner but to show our support, we each will run to our limit in this year CSC Run.
Since 2009, Building and Construction Authority (BCA) has been volunteering at the Singapore Association for the Visually Handicapped (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 an abled-body person going for a long marathon. To show our continuous support to SAVH, BCA volunteers (both seasoned and non-seasoned runners) will push our limits by participating in this year's CSC Run.
The Singapore Association of the Visually Handicapped (SAVH), formerly known as the Singapore Association for the Blind (SAB), is the national voluntary welfare organization that serves and provides comprehensive rehabilitation services to the visually impaired. SAVH serves Singapore citizens and permanent residents of all age groups who must be certified with low vision (partial sight) or blind by an eye specialist or ophthalmologist. This includes people who are born blind as well as those who have lost their vision through accidents, illnesses or ageing. SAVH has over 3,000 registered clients ranging from infants to the elderly and has been providing these clients with eye care, rehabilitation, training, counselling, jobs and a place to belong to.