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Our Campaign Storyends 31 Jul 2016, 11:59 PM
We are a citi-ymca team from Nan Chiau High School collaborating with the Singapore Association of the Visually Handicapped. Our aim is to raise awareness for the people who are visually impaired and to promote the total integration and more equal treatment of the visually handicapped in the community. We feel that not many people realise the difficulties faced by the visually handicapped in our society, leading to them feeling neglected. The VWO also need funds to improve on their facilities and to purchase more materials such as braille books to meet the various needs of the visually impaired. We want to let more people understand the daily problems faced by these people and garner more support for our VWO from the public in terms of funds raised and social awareness. We want to influence more people to volunteer to help and support the SAVH through various programmes and activities that we will be carrying out.
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.