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About Us

To many of us with sight, travelling from place to place and performing daily tasks come as second nature. Can you imagine how someone who is blind or visually impaired go about their daily life?

Guide Dogs Singapore Ltd (GDS) aims to provide the gift of mobility and independence to the blind and visually impaired community in Singapore. Our team of highly-skilled and dedicated specialists equip our clients with essential skills to maintain one's independence in travelling around and managing their daily activities. Such skills are critical to promote our clients' participation in the community and support them to pursue their aspirations. We match suitable dogs with our clients who qualify and train them on how to use and look after guide dogs, to further enhance their mobility and independence.

Formed in 2006, Guide Dogs Singapore Ltd (GDS) is a local social service, charity organisation, holding an Institute of Public Character (IPC) status. Every donation to us provides you with 250% tax relief (minimum of SGD$10).

To date, we have reached out to over 240 clients and matched 6 of them with guide dogs. There are more than 20,000 VI people in Singapore. Please help us to empower more of them to live active and fulfilling lives!

Support our latest campaign International Guide Dog Day 2018 here: https://www.giving.sg/gds/igdd

Support our ongoing White Cane Community Day 2018 campaign here: https://www.giving.sg/gds/white_cane_community_day_201

Our Contact Details:
Website: www.guidedogs.org.sg/
Phone number: 6339 7900
Email: [email protected]
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GuideDogsAssociationSG/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/guidedogs_sg/?hl=en
Blog: http://guidedogssg.tumblr.com/
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/guidedogssg/

Our Programmes

Orientation and Mobility Training:
A structured programme conducted by our specialists that teach our clients to know where they are, where they want to go (orientation) and how to get there safely by themselves (mobility); a critical skill to have for all age groups and different levels of visual impairment. Some techniques include the proper use of a mobility cane to detect ground obstacles, environmental awareness and mental mapping.

Guide Dogs:
Some clients prefer to use guide dogs in place of the mobility canes. Guide Dogs are proven to make travel faster and easier for people who are blind or visually impaired, not to mention the joy and companionship they offer too. They are specially bred and go through almost two years of stringent selection and training. We match suitable dogs with our clients who qualify and train them on how to use and look after guide dogs. Proficient orientation & mobility skills is a pre-requisite to use a guide dog.

Activities of Daily Living:
We equip our clients with every day living skills so they can be independent in their daily routines. Differentiating toiletries, doing household tasks and the use of smart phone and apps are some of the skills we teach.

Public Outreach:
We constantly engage and educate to promote a safe, fair and inclusive community for people who are blind or visually impaired, which includes the use of guide dogs.

BeFrienders:
We select and train volunteers who wish to befriend our clients. Our BeFrienders play an important role by offering social support and encourage our clients to be more active in the community.

Contact us to find out more!
SUPPORTED CAUSES
  • Animal Welfare
  • Community
  • Disability
  • Social Service
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