What will you be doing to create memories with your loved ones this festive season?
Being deaf has never gotten in the way of Haishu’s passion to help others. It was Christmas 12 years ago when she first felt moved to sponsor a child. This year, she joined a World Vision trip to Mongolia to meet her sponsored child. Like many child sponsors, Haishu showed us that indeed, love transcends all boundaries!
Will you join her to let light shine for vulnerable children this Christmas?
The link to Haishu’s passion to help others is:
Special thanks to Amirah Osman from The Singapore Association for the Deaf for the interpretation!
“Despite my disability, I’m glad that I am still able to pursue a fulfilling career in the housekeeping department and contribute to someone’s happiness.” – Adrian Low, Room Attendant
Read Adrian’s full story at https://bit.ly/2DOAJFg
She lost her hearing at the age of three after an illness, but that did not stop high-achieving Low Jarn May from doing well academically and completing her ACCA in 4 1/2 years, as well as establishing her career as a chartered accountant, alongside championing causes for the deaf community around the world, and starting a family.
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Publication: Lianhe Zaobao
Date: 18 September 2018
Reported by: Wang Tingting
Translated by: Loke Jia Li
How did a dancer who cannot hear music manage to dance on stage?
Gan Jun Huan, a 20-year-old who loves dancing, is Deaf. The Beatty Secondary School student can only hear faint sounds and has to pay closer attention to her dance partners to ensure her dance moves are accurate.
She said: “I love dancing, so I don’t feel tired at all.”
Jun Huan was awarded the Deaf Achievers Award – Special Talent by The Singapore Association for the Deaf (SADeaf) this year.
The International Week of the Deaf (IWD) cum Awards Ceremony was held last Saturday. Senior Minister of State, Ministry of Trade and Industry & Ministry of Education, Mr Chee Hong Tat was the Guest-of-Honour.
More than 100 people gathered at Toa Payoh on that day to sign words in sign language, in the hope to set a record in the Singapore Book of Records for “The Most Number of Signs posted on Facebook in 2 Hours”.
SADeaf will organise events in conjunction with the IWD from 24th to 30th September to promote the status of sign languages and the rights of deaf people. The theme for this year is “With Sign Language, Everyone is Included”.
SADeaf Executive Director Sylvia Teng said: “Through various activities, we hope to promote greater public awareness of the Deaf and Hard-of-hearing community.”
At the IWD cum Awards Ceremony, there were many activities for members of the public to participate in, such as learning basic signs and games to understand the challenges the Deaf and Hard-of-hearing community face. Volunteers also put up performances to lift up the atmosphere.
In an interview, a Ngee Ann Polytechnic student who performed at the event said that they hope to encourage the Deaf and the Hard-of-hearing to lead positive lives through dance. In line with the theme this year, they included many signs in their dance moves and made some enhancements to help the public understand the signs better.
The Straits Times – 10 September 2018
Successful Deaf Entrepreneur, Mr Robert Chew who is one of the biggest operators of kiddy rides in Singapore.
Mr Chew is one of the long-serving Executive Council members of the Singapore Association for the Deaf (SADeaf).
Talent from our Deaf & Hard-of-hearing community …
Deaf baker, Ms Tay Lee Keng.
Do drop by her stall at Dignity Kitchen to try out her yummy muffins & cookies and to show your support!
Companies like W!LD RICE and Pangdemonium have been working with Sign Language Interpreters from SADeaf to make their shows more accessible to the Deaf.