The SADeaf Awards Ceremony 2022 was held on Saturday, 24 September 2022, as part of the IWDP finale at the SADeaf Hall. This was the first ‘live’ in-person ceremony since 2019. Gracing the occasion was SADeaf President Eric Tseng and Executive Director Judy Lim.
Highlights included opening and closing speeches by President Tseng and Ms Lau Ee Wun, member of the Award Vetting Panel, respectively. All participants enjoyed a buffet and mingling session at the end as well!
Emcee Gohpi Nathan guides us through the ceremony!
DEAF ACHIEVERS AWARDS
These awards recognise outstanding achievers from the Deaf and hard-of-hearing community, as well as teachers who work directly with deaf students.
Outstanding Deaf Student (Secondary): Toh Ling Ying Gladys
Outstanding Deaf Student (Post-Secondary/Tertiary): Chua Jia Ying
Special Talent: Neoh Yew Kim (Yuki)
Teacher of the Year: Thiruchelvan S/O Nagamuthu (ITE College West)
(There were no award winners or no nominees in all other categories.)
President Tseng with Ms Gladys Toh, Outstanding Deaf Student (Secondary) awardee
Ms Chua Jia Ying, the Outstanding Deaf Student (Post-Secondary/Tertiary) awardee, giving a speech
STAFF LONG SERVICE AWARDS
The long service award for staff recognise their dedication and service to the association and larger community.
Khairiyah bte Mohd Hussin
Ser Wee Tak
Executive Director Judy Lim with Wee Tak from our facilities team.
Lee Meng Hong Lily
Kamsiah Binte Abdul Jamil
Barbara Bernadette D’ Cotta
With Ms Lily Lee from MVS.
Tay Ming Lin Zach
Syed Muhd Bin Abdul Hamid Al-Husaini
With evergreen interpreter Zach Tay
Lai Siu Fai
With Mr Lai Siu Fai, our two-decade veteran!
Low Geok Hwa
Nafisah Bte Mohd Amin
Our heartiest congratulations to all award winners!
Estate of Henry Bolter (Deceased)
Lions Club of Singapore
Balijinder Karur Ranjit Singh
Sonova Singapore Pte Ltd
Taylor & Francis Asia Pacific
Sonova Singapore Ptd Ltd
We are thankful to Sonova Singapore Pte Ltd for its steadfast support through the years.
One for the album!
Ms Lau Ee Wun giving the closing speech!
We wish to thank the Award Vetting Panel, chaired by Mr Martin Marini, as well as all participants, volunteers and staff for making this possible.
By Alvan Yap, CA
Photos by: Edwin Ong, volunteer photographer