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Tuesday, 22 October 2013

Singapore Association of the Visually Handicapped

Donated $30 to Singapore Association of the Visually Handicapped


About SAVH

The Singapore Association of the Visually Handicapped (SAVH), formerly known as the Singapore Association for the Blind (SAB), is a voluntary welfare organisation, founded in 1951. The association is affiliated to the National Council of Social Service (NCSS) and is an approved Institution of a Public Character (IPC).


Mission

To Help the Visually Handicapped Help Themselves.
Our mission is to help the Visually Impaired help themselves by acquiring new skills and gaining self reliance to cope with the integration into society.
 
Vision

SAVH is the national voluntary welfare organisation.
Our vision is to promote the needs, interests and aspirations of the visually impaired.

 Objectives

  • To serve as an Association for the visually handicapped
  • To promote the welfare of the visually handicapped in the Republic of Singapore
  • To facilitate and encourage greater participation of the visually handicapped in the administration of their affairs and activities and in the management of the Association
  • To work towards the abolition of architectural, attitudinal, social, cultural, educational, employment and any other barriers that prevent the total integration and equal treatment of the visually handicapped in the community
  • To encourage eye-care and safety and research in the prevention and cure of blindness and related diseases
  • To do any or all such other things as are incidental or conducive to the attainment of the above objects and shall include the appeal for funds in aid of the visually handicapped


Who We Serve

Singapore citizens and permanent residents of all age groups. They must be certified as having low vision (partial sight), or blind, by an eye specialist or ophthalmologist. This includes people who are born blind as well as those who have lost their vision through accidents or illnesses such as diabetes, hypertension, tumour, eye infection and others.
 

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