Publishing the Memoirs of DPA's Founder, Ron Chandran-Dudley
About Campaignends 28 Feb 2017, 12 AM
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.
The Disabled People's Association (DPA) is the voice of people with disabilities. On the 28th April 1986 DPA became the first officially registered advocacy organisation in Singapore. DPA is the only organisation in Singapore dedicated to advocating with all persons with disabilities. It is our mission to work with them to achieve full participation and equal status in society through independent living.
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