White Cane Community Day - 'Guide Dogs can lah!'
About Campaignends 09 Oct 2017, 11:59 PM
This is the first time GDS is commemorating White Cane Day, celebrating the abilities and successes of each person with vision impairment: 30 Sep, Westgate, 10.30am - 8.30pm. The main activity is an experiential journey, simulating the daily life a person with vision impairment. We'll also have various talks on topics such as eye conditions and guide dog demonstration, and many more!
Support the event by donating here or volunteering by emailing us!
Joshua's story (swipe right for his photos)
I was diagnosed with congenital glaucoma at the age of seven. Clarity in my right eye is similar to looking through frosted glass, while vision in my left eye is narrow with perception of colour in blotchy blurriness. Guide Dog Singapore's Orientation & Mobility is an example of help I have received. I was able to graduate with a Diploma in Marketing. I will be furthering my education at university in the fields of Information Systems.
Hong Sen's story (swipe right for his photo with his guide dog, Clare)
Hong Sen was born with Retinal Dystrophy. He only has the perception of light and shadow, and is able to differentiate colours to a certain extent. Hong Sen learnt Braille at the age of 5, and graduated with a Diploma in Information in Technology and is studying in university. After his doctor suggested for him to get a Guide Dog, he explored the possibility. The strong desire to live a truly independent life propelled his decision to get a Guide Dog.
Formed in 2006, Guide Dogs Singapore Ltd (GDS) is a local non-profit, charity organisation, holding an Institute of Public Character (IPC) status. It aims to provide the gift of mobility and independence to the blind and visually impaired in Singapore. Our slogan "Enabling The Visually Impaired" reflects our values to provide people with vision impairment the life skills that would enable them to be self-sufficient. Visit www.guidedogs.org.sg to learn more about us, or follow us at https://www.facebook.com/GuideDogsAssociationSG/
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