About GDS

Guide Dogs Singapore Ltd (GDS) was founded with the mission to help the visually impaired enhance their quality of life. To this end, we focus on providing mobility training to the blind or visually impaired, and pair suitable candidates with Guide Dogs.

Our new logo shows the close relationship between the person, a guide dog and a white cane, the two cornerstones of our programmes which allow our clients to move independently to participate in the community. The slogan “Enabling The Visually Impaired” reflects our values to provide people with visual impairment with life skills that enable them to be self-sufficient.

We are a non-profit voluntary welfare organisation, and have been accorded Charity status by the Commissioner of Charities. Furthermore, we are registered with the National Council of Social Service (NCSS) as an associate member and we hold an Institute of Public Character status.

Today, we are committed to making further inroads for Guide Dog access with building owners, food establishments and regulators, because it is our firm belief that Guide Dogs can be an even better help and companion for the visually impaired if they are better integrated into society.

Our Vision

An inclusive society where every blind and visually-impaired person is empowered for independent living

Our Mission

We are dedicated to help the blind and visually-impaired people to achieve their fullest potential within the society

Our Goal

To build a world-class organisation providing excellent service quality and lifelong support to the blind and visually-impaired community

Our Values

  • Empowerment
  • Dedication
  • Inclusiveness
  • Accountability

To enable the blind and visually-impaired community to realise their potential and aspirations

To promote the interests of the blind and visually-impaired community through close and dedicated partnerships with our stakeholders

To promote inclusiveness amongst the society towards the blind and visually-impaired community

To always act with accountability and transparency in the course of our work