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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!


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.

About the Charity

At Guide Dogs Singapore Ltd (GDS), we believe that people who are blind or visually impaired should not be limited by their disability. Therefore, GDS aims to empower people who are blind or visually impaired to lead an independent life, by teaching them the skills needed to overcome the challenges they face. As an Institute of Public Character (IPC) charity, donations S$10 or above is eligible for 250% tax relief. 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. With the prevalence of diabetes, myopia and aging population, there is an increasing demand for our services. Journey with us to transform lives through our life-long rehabilitation programmes by becoming a (recurring) donor, volunteer or planned giver today!


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