Disabled People’s Association
The Disabled People’s Association (DPA) is a non-profit, cross-disability organisation, in Singapore dedicated to advocacy, policy and research. DPA’s mission is to be the voice of persons with disabilities, working with them to achieve full participation and equal status in the society through independent living. DPA is a full member of NCSS with Institute of Public Character Status.
DPA advocates for the rights of persons with disabilities by working with decision-makers to implement policies and programmes aimed at promoting social integration of persons with disabilities.
DPA encourages projects that are led by students and mentored by our team. Purple Fiesta, Project Illuminate – Servathon 2015 and More Than Dis 2016 are some of our remarkable student projects that raised awareness and promoted inclusion of people with disabilities in Singapore. More than Dis was even featured at the NCSS We Are Able Conference 2016.
DPA was the first advocacy organisation officially registered in Singapore. In 2016, DPA celebrated 30 years of advocating alongside persons with disabilities in Singapore. DPA invites you to join us in our journey towards an inclusive Singapore. To know more about DPA, please visit our website www.dpa.org.sg or Facebook www.facebook.com/DisabledPeoplesAssociation.
Intended use of funds through the YFC 2018 programme
We will use the funds through the YFC 2018 Programme for the following:
Public Education and raising awareness
Inclusion Ambassadors Programme
To nurture student advocates for inclusion of people with disabilities.
Engaging and involving the YFC participants
We go through the following process:
Interaction with Inclusion Ambassadors
Discussing the ideas for YFC projects
Allowing students to observe other student projects
Proposal by students with roles indicates
Mentorship by DPA
Pre briefing and post -reflection – before and after every event
Final report and Impact study
Identify the areas strength and improvement for DPA and Students