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About Us

Based on 2015 Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF) findings, there are more than 300,000 people with sensory (blind and deaf) and physical disabilities in Singapore. But only 5 out of 300,000 have jobs. In addition, with the prevalence of diabetes, myopia and aging population, there is an increasing number of people with vision loss who need our services.

At Guide Dogs Singapore Ltd (GDS), we believe that people with vision loss should not be limited by their disability. We aim to enhance the quality of life for people with vision loss through a range of rehabilitation programmes. Since our inception in 2006, our services have grown beyond providing guide dogs to include teaching people with vision loss the skills needed to live independently, and working with community stakeholders to build a supportive society for the visually impaired.

We operate with limited resources, and are grateful for your gifts. Please donate generously to enable us to continue our services and provide more guide dogs to people with vision loss. All direct donations of minimum S$10 are eligible for 250% tax exemption.

Auto-monthly donations are now available. If you are thinking of setting aside an amount for charitable causes in your Will, contact us for a chat.

Our Programmes

Orientation and Mobility (O&M) Training: We equip our clients with the skills to travel as independently and safely as possible. The O&M training is conducted by our Specialists through a structured programme that teaches our clients to use the white cane correctly, understand the travel environment in terms of where they are (mental mapping), where they want to go and how to get there safely by themselves.

Guide Dogs: Clients with proficient O&M skills may apply for guide dogs. Guide dogs are proven to increase confidence, safety and efficiency in travelling for people with vision loss. We match suitable dogs with our clients, who are then trained by a Guide Dog Mobility Instructor on how to work their dogs and to look after them.

Activities of Daily Living (ADL) Training: Our clients are taught ADL skills to meet their basic daily needs without assistance, such as using smartphones, self-care and managing domestic tasks.

Outreach & Advocacy: We work closely with medical professionals to ensure discharged patients will have a smooth rehabilitation process with the goal of reintegrating them back to society. We also conduct talks and training workshops to raise awareness about the abilities and needs of people with vision loss and the role of guide dogs.

Client-Centric Activities: We pair volunteer befrienders with our clients to improve clients' social quality of life and encourage them to be active. Regular social outings and skill-based workshops are organised too.
SUPPORTED CAUSES
  • Animal Welfare
  • Community
  • Disability
  • Social Service
CONTACT US

Vanessa Loh and Dawn Chan

Guide Dogs Singapore Ltd.

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