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Charming ChinaTown Event

We are thrilled to extend our heartfelt gratitude to everyone who attended and supported the Chinatown Charity Festival held on June 9, 2024, at Kreta Ayer Community Centre. Your presence and participation made this event a resounding success!

The afternoon was filled with the vibrant charm of Chinatown, brought to life by the incredible performances of our talented artists and the delectable offerings from our beloved local hawkers. It was a joy to see the community come together, united in the spirit of giving and celebration.

Special thanks go to the dedicated artists whose captivating performances enchanted us all, adding a touch of magic to the event. We are also deeply grateful to the local hawkers who provided a scrumptious feast that delighted our taste buds and showcased the rich culinary heritage of Chinatown.

We would like to express our sincere appreciation to the community organizations that collaborated with us, ensuring the smooth running of the festival and enhancing the overall experience for everyone.

Most importantly, we are humbled by the generosity of our attendees. Your contributions have made a significant impact, and the funds raised will go a long way in supporting our charitable cause. Together, we have made a difference in the lives of those in need.

Once again, thank you for your support, enthusiasm, and kindness. We look forward to seeing you at our future events as we continue to celebrate our community and work towards making a positive impact.

More Photos:

https://www.facebook.com/media/set?vanity=SADeafSG&set=a.887743436725007

SADeaf awarded Enabling Mark (Silver)

SADeaf won the Enabling Mark (Silver) as an inclusive employer and is on the honour roll.  The Enabling Mark is a national-level accreditation framework by SG Enable that benchmarks and recognises organisations for our best practices and outcomes in disability-inclusive employment.

With the Enabling Mark, it means that we are committed to building disability inclusiveness. Presence of the mark signals that SADeaf is:

·         Empowering: The organisation is open to hiring people with different abilities. It treats people with respect, and builds strong teams that leverage on different strengths. It values each individual and enables them to fulfil their potential.

·         Innovative: The organisation adapts jobs and services to provide reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities. This allows for the development of greater flexibility, new insights and an innovative mindset.

·         Collaborative: The organisation is open to different perspectives, and seeks to make people feel integrated, included and valued. Its focus is on achieving more through teamwork, not individual effort alone. It embraces mutually beneficial relationships with employees, stakeholders and partners.

MerDeaf Flag Day 2024

🌟 Heartfelt Gratitude for Your Incredible Support on Flag Day! 🌈

The SADeaf Team would like to extend a massive THANK YOU for the amazing dedication you showed during this year’s Flag Day.

Your unwavering commitment and support were the driving force behind the success of today’s Flag Day. Without your contributions, we wouldn’t have achieved such outstanding results! 🙌

A special shout-out to

Secondary Schools:

Tampines Secondary School

Queensway Secondary School

West Spring Secondary School

Broadrick Secondary School

Yio Chu Kang Secondary School

Clementi Town Secondary School

CHIJ Secondary School Toa Payoh

CHIJ St Theresa’s Convent

Choa Chu Kang Secondary School

Crest Secondary School

Greendale Secondary School

Madrasah al-junied al-islamiah

Madrasah Al-Mariff

Mayflower Secondary School

Presbyterian High School

Raffles Girls’ School

St Patrick’s secondary school

Tanjong Katong Girls’ School

Whitley Secondary School

Edgefield Secondary School

St Anthony’s Canossian Secondary School

St. Margaret’s Secondary School

Kranji Secondary School

New Town Secondary School

Orchid Park Secondary School

Raffles Girls’ School

Unity secondary school

Yuying Secondary School

Hua Yi Secondary School

Colleges:

Hwa Chong Institution

SP Jain School of Global Management

Nanyang Polytechnic

National Junior College Singapore

ITE College West

ITE College East

Other Volunteers:

SADeaf Igniters

Standard Chartered

Trejoy Singapore

Your collaborative efforts not only raised significant funds but also showcased the incredible strength of community spirit. It’s heartening to see students, teachers, and volunteers coming together for a positive impact.

Your enthusiasm has made a lasting impact on our fundraising efforts, and we are truly grateful for your generosity.

Once again, thank you for being a part of this incredible journey. Your dedication will undoubtedly make a meaningful difference in the lives of the Deaf community! 🌟

Wishing everyone a well-deserved rest!

#MerDeafFlagDay#SADeaf✨

Please view images here: https://www.facebook.com/SADeafSG/posts/813808284118523

Bake For The Deaf

Thank you MP Mr. Lim Biow Chuan for your unwavering support towards SADeaf’s Bake for the Deaf campaign during this festive season. Your continuous commitment to our Deaf community is truly appreciated. May your Christmas be filled with joy, and we hope you delight in the festive treats!

🎄 In the spirit of the Christmas festive season, we invite you to participate in our special fundraising event, ‘Bake for the Deaf.’ 🍰

✨ Indulge your sweet tooth with delectable treats crafted by renowned bakers, Baker’s Brew and Simple Indulgence.✨

🍰 For every donation of a specified amount, you’ll receive a Cake or Cookie of your choice, presented in the images below. 🍰

💕These carefully selected pastries not only make delightful gifts for your loved ones but also contribute directly to supporting SADeaf’s beneficiaries! 👨‍👨‍👧‍👧

✨ Donations made will entitle you to a 2.5x Tax Deduction ✨

💥Order today through the Google link: https://forms.gle/VjMQ3hXEy4fuC9G57

❤️ Your kindness will resonate with the true spirit of giving during this festive season. Together, let’s make a difference in the lives of those who rely on SADeaf’s invaluable services! ❤️

#BakeForTheDeaf#SADeaf

Silent Night

🎄✨ Silent Night Dining Experience 🌟🍽️

We extend our heartfelt gratitude to our attendees, restaurant partners, our sign language facilitators and Volunteers for making this night happen! Thank you for your support and kind contributions!✨

With newfound sign language skills, our participants created magical moments using only their hands to communicate during this unique dining event. Amidst the delicious food and festive joy, hearts were connected beyond words. ❤️

We warmly extend an invitation to more companies to partake in this extraordinary dining experience for colleagues and friends, fostering a deeper connection through non-verbal communication! 🤟🏻

Join us for a delightful dining experience during this year-end festive season, all in support of a charitable cause! 💫

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf30i9t9R249Ry0EERLXJUODrNhuukbBtVV8m9Sr-iSaPgGIw/viewform?usp=sf_link

Photos of Silent Night event:

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.764103292422356&type=3

Channel News Asia Feature:
https://www.channelnewsasia.com/watch/year-ahead-2024/securing-our-social-compact-4012106

Event Poster:

SADeaf wins Charity Transparency Award 2023


For the second consecutive year, SADeaf was honoured to receive the 2023 Charity Transparency Award at the Charity Transparency and Governance Awards 2023.

Organised by the Charity Council, the Charity Transparency and Governance Awards recognises charities for their efforts in upholding governance and building public trust in the sector.

(From left) SADeaf Exco member Claire Nazar, SADeaf vice-president Valerie Tan, Minister Edwin Tong, and SADeaf vice-president Edwin Ong.

At the Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre on 21 November 2023, SADeaf vice-president Valerie Tan received the award on behalf of the Association.

SADeaf Charity Concert 2023 – “Hearts Can Hear”

SADeaf Charity Concert 2023 – “Hearts Can Hear”

We extend our heartfelt thanks and appreciation for the unwavering support and love showcased at our ‘Hearts Can Hear’ Charity Concert.

We were delighted to present a spectacular variety show, led by popular local Getai artists alongside Deaf performers, who came together to deliver an entertaining and heartwarming concert experience.

A BIG thank you to our Guest of Honour, Mayor Denise Phua, exceptional donors, dedicated volunteers, outstanding performers, and hardworking staff for being the driving force behind the success of this event!

Your unwavering support and dedication have truly created a lasting impact and brought boundless joy to many. 🙏🎶

#SADeafConcert2023#HeartsCanHear

Kindly visit this link to view our Concert Photos: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.738446284988057&type=3

SADeaf Gala Dinner 2023 – “Signs Will Shine”

🌟 SADeaf Gala Dinner 2023 – “Signs will Shine” 🌟

What a night to remember! From the elegant decor to the heartwarming speeches and dazzling performances, every moment was filled with joy and meaning.

A heartfelt thank you to our donors, esteemed guests Mr Edwin Tong and Mr Lim Biow Chuan, dedicated volunteers, and hardworking staff.

Your earnest support, generosity, and commitment have made an incredible difference. We are immensely grateful for your presence and contributions!

Thank you for being an integral part of our journey. 🙏

#SADeafGalaDinner2023#StarsWillShine

Kindly visit this link to view our Gala Dinner Photos: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.737277625104923&type=3

AGM 2023: Our new Executive Council 2023-2025

SADeaf held its 68th Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Saturday, 9 September 2023. With 35 members in attendance, this marked the second in-person AGM since the post-pandemic period, and also the first in-person Executive Council (Exco) elections since.

The newly election Executive Council 2023-2025 are:

President:  Mr Tseng Hao Chun Eric

Vice Presidents:
– Mr Chan Sek Wai Jeremy
– Ms Tan Kian Wah Valerie
– Ms Wong Ee Kean

Honorary Secretary:  Mr Eric Tan Soo Phay  

Honorary Assistant Secretary:  Ms Lee Sze Ying Sheena 

Honorary Treasurer:  Mr Ian Hugh Alan Townrow

Council Members:
– Dr Leong Chooi Kien Annabelle
– Mr Ong Teck Boon Edwin
– Ms Tan Keng Yong Jorena
– Mr Tan Pang Toon
– Dr Vrizlynn Thing
– Ms Yan Ziyun Jasmine  

For more info and photos, please go to our Signal article.

SADeaf’s 68 Anniversary Charity Car Wash and Carnival

We had an incredible time at SADeaf’s 68th Anniversary Charity Car Wash and Carnival event held on 27th and 28th May. The event was a great success, thanks to the overwhelming support from our generous sponsors, dedicated volunteers, and enthusiastic participants.

We were thrilled to have the Burger King team on board as one of our corporate partners and sponsors. They not only provided Burger King vouchers but also rolled up their sleeves to join the car washing activities alongside volunteers from Wonderful Sounds for All and Youth For Causes(YFC). Rimbunan Kuasa played a vital role by sponsoring Autoglym car wash shampoos, towels, and pails, as well as conducting informative demonstrations. Their support was further highlighted by their sponsorship of our event banners. The Singtel team also contributed to our event by showcasing their amazing balloon sculpting skills to our attendees.

We were humbled by the presence and support of members from Grab, National Taxi Association, and Eagles Car club. They showed their solidarity by participating in the car wash and helping to spread the word about our event. The ITE Central Events Management Club deserves special mention for their tireless efforts in coordinating games, food and merchandise booths, as well as assisting with the event’s decoration, setup, and tear down.

Sofitel made a valuable contribution by sponsoring delicious treats such as egg tarts, puffs, and bottled water, adding to the enjoyment of our attendees. We also want to express our gratitude to the stall holders from YFC and external vendors who joined us, offering a delightful variety of cookies, biscuits, snacks, and drinks.

The liveliness of the event was captured through our livestreams, with Day 1 led by Marcus Chin and his team of talented livestreamers. On Day 2, the ITE Events Management Club’s livestream team took over, conducting virtual interviews with VIPs, SADeaf’s Excos (Lay Hong, Ee Kean, Mun Kai etc), stall holders, and volunteers. We were honored to have Mountbatten SMC MP Mr. Lim Biow Chuan and his team participate in the car wash, supporting our cause and enjoying the carnival stalls and games.

Overall, the event was a fantastic celebration of community spirit and support for the Deaf community. We extend our heartfelt appreciation to everyone who played a part in making this event a resounding success. Your contributions have made a lasting impact and will enable us to continue providing valuable services and support to the Deaf community. Thank you for your unwavering support, and we look forward to more memorable events in the future.

Kindly visit this link to view our Car Wash and Carnival Photos: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1qw74jtxhmF6TEOMlfNn7cNQLp2WGiOJL?usp=sharing

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