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My In My Lifetime?

Hi friends,

I’m inviting everyone to the play “Not in my lifetime?”.

Though I wrote the play, it isn’t mine. It belongs as much to the all-giving director (Beng Tian), the marvelous cast, as well as the unsung production and backend crew. 

And this play owes equally much to the special people in the special education field who made everything happen – the stories, the relationships, the inspirations and, for me, the compulsion to do justice to them. 

So thank you, and thank you – parents, students and fellow special education teachers. This is for you.

Alvan Yap

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p/s: If you’re currently a special education teacher in a special education school, there’s a ticketing offer – specially for you. Please check with your school admin next week.

And for this play, we also hope to draw in people, especially those with disability, who have never gone to the theatre before. We have tried to make the show as accessible as possible – wheelchair access, guide-dog access, audio description, relaxed performances, and closed captioning are provided.  

Find out more via the links below. 

Get tickets here: https://not-in-my-lifetime.peatix.com

Website: http://www.fingerplayers.com/niml

The Singapore Association for the Deaf Executive Director Sylvia Teng steps down

The Executive Council of the Singapore Association for the Deaf (SADeaf) wishes to announce that Ms Sylvia Teng has stepped down from her position as Executive Director and relinquished her appointment with effect from 10 Jan 2019 to pursue other interests. SADeaf has commenced the search for a new Executive Director. In the interim, Mr Ernest Toh, Administrator of the Mountbatten Vocational School operated by SADeaf, will cover her duties until a new Executive Director has been appointed. 

SADeaf would like to thank Ms Teng for her services to the Association and her invaluable contributions to the community. Ms Teng first joined SADeaf as a volunteer on its Executive Council, serving as Honorary Secretary, and was appointed Executive Director in 2016.  Since her appointment, she led her team to organise and deliver many activities and programmes for our Deaf and Hard-of-hearing members, clients, friends and supporters and created greater public awareness of our Deaf and Hard-of-hearing community.

“It has been an honour for me to serve as SADeaf’s Executive Director for the last three years. I truly value the opportunity to work alongside like-minded colleagues who are dedicated to improve SADeaf’s services and programmes. I have achieved what I set out to do and I believe it is now the right time for me to step down to pursue my own interests.” said Ms Teng.

“On behalf of the Executive Council, we are very grateful for her contributions to SADeaf for the past three years as an Executive Director. We would like to thank her for her commitments and wish her success in her future endeavours,” said President Martin Marini.

Tan Li Zhen
Manager, Fundraising & Volunteer Management
Corporate Affairs (CA)
The Singapore Association for the Deaf
Tel: (65) 6344 8274 Ext 23
Email: lizhen@sadeaf.org.sg

NOTICE – Announcement of Operating Hours during Chinese New Year

Please be informed that our Operating Hours will be as follows:
Monday, 4 February 2019 (Eve of Chinese New Year) – 8.30am – 12.30pm

Normal operating hours will resume from Thursday, 7 February 2019.
Night office will resume on Wednesday, 13 February 2019.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Operating hours on Wednesday, 26 December 2018 and Wednesday, 2 January 2019

Please be informed that our office will be closed at 5.30 pm on the above mentioned dates.

Change in service fees (Interpretation and Notetaking)

Due to rising operational costs, The Singapore Association of the Deaf (SADeaf) will formally introduce changes to the existing service rates that have remained the same for over 20 years.

The change will take effect from April 2019.

Prevailing rates:

Service requested from Fee
per hour
Minimum hours
| Minimum Fee
Affiliates (such as SSD and MVS) $10 3 hours | $30
SADeaf Staff
Registered Client
Registry of Marriages $10 2 hours | $20
Voluntary Welfare Organisations $20 2 hours | $40
Government Boards $30 2 hours | $60
Legal
NCSS
Corporates/Groups
Syariah Court
State / Family Courts
Unregistered Individual
Tourist $50 2 hours | $100

 

New Rates:

Service requested from Minimum Fee for first 2 hours Fee for subsequent 30min blocks
Affiliates (such as SSD and MVS) $20 $5 per 30min
SADeaf Staff
Registered Client
Voluntary Welfare Organisations $60 $15 per 30min
Institutes of Higher Learning (New Category) $80 $20 per 30min
Medical (New Category)
Government Boards & Agencies
Legal
Corporates/Groups
Syariah Court
State / Family Courts
Unregistered Individual
Tourist $100 $25 per 30min

The Little Hands Bilingual-Bicultural Programme

For enquiries, contact us at 6344 8274 or email at bibiprogramme@sadeaf.org.sg

Eat with Your Family 2018

Our Office will close half an hour earlier @ 5pm on 16 November 2018, Friday for our staff members to enjoy quality time with their loved ones.

Founder and Pioneer Deaf Educator, Mr Peng Tsu Ying’s passing

Dear all,

It is with great sadness that we share with you, the news of our Founder and Pioneer Deaf Educator, Mr Peng Tsu Ying’s passing.

Mr Peng co-founded the Singapore Chinese Sign School for the Deaf in 1954 and became the first deaf principal in Singapore. His main goal for starting the school was to educate deaf children. He spent 35 years of his life teaching, inspiring and mentoring generation of deaf students. We owe it to our Founder and Pioneer Deaf Educator, Mr Peng Tsu Ying, to whom we should be profoundly thankful and grateful for.

Mr Peng’s extraordinary leadership and immense contributions to our Deaf and Hard-of-hearing community are widely acknowledged as we mourn the loss of our Founder and Pioneer Deaf Educator.

On behalf of our members and friends in the deaf community; my colleagues in the Executive Council, management and staff, we extend our deepest condolences to Mr Peng’s family.

Sincerely,
Martin Marini
President
The Singapore Association for the Deaf
24 October 2018

Seeing in Silence with Isabelle Lim

On Sept 29 (4PM – 6PM), Isabelle will be conducting a Today@Apple Photo Lab session with the public and towards the end of her session, she’ll share about the Purple Parade.

She will also unveil the Purple Parade video wall mural on the gigantic 8K screen which will run as part of the Today@Apple video wall playlist until Oct 27th. The event is held at Apple Orchard Road (270 Orchard Rd, Singapore 238857)

Link: https://www.apple.com/sg/today/event/photo-lab-isabelle-lim-6446452045515230317/?&cid=WWA-sg-SHR-TAA_T