What does it mean to complete a simple task such as eating without your sight?
Imagine moving around in a world of darkness and depending only on your four senses – taking your meals will no longer be the same. Orbis is a non-profit organisation that treats and prevents avoidable blindness. The charity operates the world’s only Flying Eye Hospital onboard an MD-10, a state-of-the-art teaching hospital that allows them to travel the world to share knowledge and develop skills with communities that need it most. In the week of World Sight Day, Orbis Singapore is organising the Mass Blindfold Luncheon at Ngee Ann Polytechnic. Hosted by Dialogue in the Dark, blindfolded participants will be led by guides with visual impairment to take their seats, have their lunch blindfolded and chat with them. Say hi to the demonstrators from Guide Dogs Singapore, have a massage by friends from the Singapore Association of the Visually Impaired and visit eye care booths to get your eyes screened. The event lets you gain a real sense of empathy for those who are blind and learn of ways you can help make their lives better. Thanks to the generosity of the sponsors, your lunch is already paid for, so bring as many friends and family members as you can along to experience lunch in the dark.
Register here: https://sgp.orbis.org/en/events/wsd-bfl-2018
Venue: Ngee Ann Polytechnic at 535 Clementi Road, Singapore 599489