About Campaign

ends 30 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!

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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.

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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.

About the Charity

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/

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SUPPORTED CAUSES
Animal Welfare
Community
Disability
Social Service