About Campaign

ends 28 Feb 2017, 11:59 PM
30 years ago Ron Chandran-Dudley founded Disabled People's Association, the first registered advocacy organisation in Singapore. He was also President of the Singapore Association for the Visually Handicapped. Through the Disabled People's International he lobbied successfully for the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

Yet, behind those successes is the story of an only child born into a Ceylonese immigrant family who had to shelf his dreams of becoming a brain surgeon when he found out that he would not be able to see again. He overcame the challenges his disability presented and found love and the drive to fulfill his mission of helping others with disabilities in Singapore and overseas.

Before he passed away in December 2015, Ron was working on his memoir. DPA would like to honour Ron's legacy by printing this book with Ethos Publishing. Any donation you can give to share Ron's story would be greatly appreciated. Donations of $100 and above will receive one copy of the book. Have a look at the sample chapter book, we have copies at DPA's office.
The book covers major historical periods, from 1930s to the 2010s, where the world, including Singapore, faced rapid transformations.

About the Charity

Disabled People's Association (DPA) is Singapore's only cross-disability non-profit organisation. We represent the disability community, working to build a fairer society where everyone can participate in all aspects of life from education to employment and access to social integration.

What we do?
A Voice of Our Own: We are an organisation for people with disabilities run by people with disabilities. We listen to the needs of all persons with disabilities in Singapore, their allies, carers and other social service organisations that provide essential services and we ensure their needs are represented at a national level. We provide a platform for all people with disabilities to speak up and ensure their voices are heard, and we represent those less able or comfortable to speak for themselves.

How we do it?
We help the disability community have a voice in society by working with decision-makers in political, commercial and educational institutions so that no decision that impacts us is made without us. We also provide training for both people with disabilities and the public, so we can work together to create an inclusive, accessible society we are all proud of.

FUNDRAISE FOR THIS CAMPAIGN

Fundraising can help to raise more and change more lives.

SUPPORTED CAUSES
Disability
Social Service
CONTACT US