About Campaign

ends 30 Sep 2021, 11:59 PM
Did you know that there are an estimated 500,000 individuals who are deaf or hard-of-hearing in Singapore?

A survey conducted in 2017 indicated that 1 in 2 employers do not intend to hire deaf people. While attitudes are gradually changing, many in the hearing community do not understand the Deaf
community and may unknowingly be biased against them.

This is why the People with Disabilities (PwD) team in Accenture started DeafTember, a month of raising awareness, inclusion and acceptance for the Deaf Community. Activities such as sign language classes and silent trivial nights are held within the firm to educate and enlighten.

Internally within the firm, we are raising $10,000 through our silent trivial night to donate to SADeaf and we are hoping to raise another $10,000 to double the impact created.

This campaign is an Accenture effort to raise funds for SADeaf to continue its incredible efforts for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing by delivering sign language classes, ensuring access of interpreters and notetakers and providing health services to the community among others.

Here at Accenture, we care about diversity and inclusion. And It's time to let our hands do the talking.

About the Charity

The Singapore Association for the Deaf (SADeaf) is a social service organisation that has been serving the Deaf and Hard-of-hearing community in Singapore for the past six decades.

Established in 1955, SADeaf serves over 6,000 (FY19/20) Deaf and Hard-of-hearing persons. A member of the National Council of Social Service (NCSS) and, is also supported by the Community Chest of Singapore, Ministry of Education (MOE) and the Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF). Internationally, SADeaf is affiliated to the World Federation of the Deaf (WFD) and locally to the Children Charities Association (CCA).

SADeaf mission is to assist the Deaf and hard-of-hearing persons to achieve a better quality of life and to enable them to integrate and contribute to society.

It costs SADeaf approx. $5.1 million per year to run all its services and programmes and is dependent on the bulk of its funding on the generosity of corporate and the general public.

FUNDRAISE FOR THIS CAMPAIGN

Fundraising can help to raise more and change more lives.

SUPPORTED CAUSES
Disability
Social Service
CONTACT US

Corporate Affairs Team, Contact Person