Awards Ceremony 2022: Recognising our achievers!

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!

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

The long service award for staff recognise their dedication and service to the association and larger community.

5 years
Khairiyah bte Mohd Hussin
Ser Wee Tak

Executive Director Judy Lim with Wee Tak from our facilities team.

10 years
Lee Meng Hong Lily
Kamsiah Binte Abdul Jamil
Barbara Bernadette D’ Cotta

With Ms Lily Lee from MVS.

15 years
Tay Ming Lin Zach
Syed Muhd Bin Abdul Hamid Al-Husaini

With evergreen interpreter Zach Tay

20 years
Lai Siu Fai

With Mr Lai Siu Fai, our two-decade veteran!

30 years
Low Geok Hwa

35 years
Nafisah Bte Mohd Amin

Our heartiest congratulations to all award winners!


Ruby Award
Estate of Henry Bolter (Deceased)
Amarjit Singh

Sapphire Award
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

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