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Dialogue in the Dark (DiD): A community project to increase public awareness around preventable blindness and support individuals with visual impairments

ABOUT THE PROJECT

Dialogue in the Dark (DiD) needs your help to build our new home.

We started our work in 2012 at Petrosains, moved to Jaya 1 and have spent the last 2 years at Sunway University. As of 1 January 2017, our operations office is temporarily located at Taman Midah, Cheras.

We have been actively seeking for a new venue to house our Experiential Learning Centre and we recently identified a shop lot in PJ11 Bandar Sunway (nearby Sunway University). This venue will suitably accommodate our educational workshops and corporate events. It will also house our unique Cuisine Dining in the Dark experience.

DiD's Experiential Learning Centre has been crucial to the training of visually impaired persons (VIPs). DiD provides a safe and sustainable employment opportunity for the blind and visually impaired Malaysians who would otherwise have limited and less than desirable options when it comes to sourcing for jobs.

Since our inception, we have successfully trained over 100 VIPs. By pitching in to help with the setup of our venue, you will be enabling the lives of other VIPs.

To build our new home, we need RM90,000.00 for rental costs, renovations and utilities.






ANNOUNCEMENT


• We encourage you to connect your Facebook account to pitchIN before submitting your pledge to the project. Otherwise, your pitch will be identified as "anonymous". If you choose to pitch anonymously, pitchIN would still have your information. We would like to know and be able to identify our kind supporters.

• As this is a Community project, your pitch will be charged instantly.

• To those who are pledging via PayPal, Please take note that the account merchant "WatchTower & Friends Sdn Bhd" is an account used by pitchIN for PayPal transactions.

• A pitcher/pledger does not necessarily need a PayPal account to pitch or pledge. What he/she needs is a credit card (Mastercard/Visa) or a debit card. PayPal will also charge a 3.5% processing fee.

However, if you are not comfortable doing an online pitch/pledge - you can transfer the money directly to the pitchIN account as follows:

Pitch Platforms Sdn Bhd
Maybank 564892120183

However, the person must send pitchIN the proof of transfer by attaching the receipt and your name to the email address: pitch@pitchin.my with the Subject Heading: DID 2017

*Important Note for Debit card holders using PayPal
Please contact the bank associated with your Debit card to ensure online transactions are allowed. For further inquiries with regards to this matter, please contact pitch@pitchin.my


Project Updates

Project Discussion

List of Pitchers

List of all people who had pitched/pledge money to this project

Shamsul Jafni Shafie
RM50
Melvin Mun
RM50
Anonymous Pitcher
RM100
Anonymous Pitcher
RM50
Anonymous Pitcher
RM50
Anonymous Pitcher
RM90
Anonymous Pitcher
RM10
Anonymous Pitcher
RM100
Anonymous Pitcher
RM90
Anonymous Pitcher
RM50
Anonymous Pitcher
RM500
Anonymous Pitcher
RM1000
Anonymous Pitcher
RM10
Anonymous Pitcher
RM50
Anonymous Pitcher
RM100
Anonymous Pitcher
RM100
Anonymous Pitcher
RM200
Anonymous Pitcher
RM200
Anonymous Pitcher
RM100
Anonymous Pitcher
RM10
Henry Loke
RM180
Anonymous Pitcher
RM10
Anonymous Pitcher
RM50
Anonymous Pitcher
RM50
Anonymous Pitcher
RM50
Anonymous Pitcher
RM1000
Anonymous Pitcher
RM50
Anonymous Pitcher
RM50
Anonymous Pitcher
RM50
Anonymous Pitcher
RM100
Anonymous Pitcher
RM50
Anonymous Pitcher
RM50
Anonymous Pitcher
RM60
Anonymous Pitcher
RM50
Anonymous Pitcher
RM100
Anonymous Pitcher
RM80
Anonymous Pitcher
RM50
Anonymous Pitcher
RM50
Anonymous Pitcher
RM50
Anonymous Pitcher
RM500
Anonymous Pitcher
RM500
Anonymous Pitcher
RM50
Anonymous Pitcher
RM50
Anonymous Pitcher
RM90
Anonymous Pitcher
RM90
Anonymous Pitcher
RM700
Anonymous Pitcher
RM50
Anonymous Pitcher
RM10
Anonymous Pitcher
RM50
Anonymous Pitcher
RM50
Anonymous Pitcher
RM90
Anonymous Pitcher
RM50
Anonymous Pitcher
RM90
Anonymous Pitcher
RM90
Anonymous Pitcher
RM100
Anonymous Pitcher
RM50
Afifah Hanim M Hisham
RM50
Anonymous Pitcher
RM50
Tim Nyap Ming
RM10
Anonymous Pitcher
RM50
Anonymous Pitcher
RM90
Anonymous Pitcher
RM50
Anonymous Pitcher
RM10
Tim Nyap Ming
RM50
Dunlopillo
RM850

About Us

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Experiences

Additional Information



Stevens Chan Kum Fai
Stevens Chan Kum Fai is the founder of Dialogue in the Dark Malaysia (DID), as well as two non-profit organisations - Save Ones Sight Missions Bhd (SOSM) and Malaysia Glaucoma Society (MGS).

After gaining substantial experience in the banking and insurance industry, Stevens started his own consultancy business in the early 90s, to help local and foreign entrepreneurs set up direct selling companies in Malaysia. From obtaining the required licences to forming business marketing plans, Steven's firm was among the few in the country who could offer such services at that time, especially when the Direct Sales Act was implemented in 1993.

Diagnosed with glaucoma in 2002, Stevens retired from the business world and underwent a 5-year battle to fight against the condition. He gradually lost his vision in 2007 after nine surgeries. Although it was an emotional time, nonetheless, Stevens was determined to use his experience to prevent what he went through from happening to others.

In 2011, Stevens founded SOSM to prevent unnecessary blindness and other eye diseases through early detection, as well as to help those with visual impairments to cope with their condition and continue living normal lives.

Knowing that more can be done, Stevens founded DID in 2012 to continue to raise public awareness and empathy for those with visual impairments, and empower the visually impaired community to reach their fullest potential.

As various parties continue to work together to create a cohesive society, Stevens believes that there will be a sustainable and significant impact within the community; one that abounds with equal opportunities and benefits for both the Sighted and visually impaired.

Jason Wong Chia Yong
"I woke up one day and I just couldn't see anything at all" says Jason who hails from Klang. He suffers from a condition that robbed him of his eyesight in a blink of an eye. " I saw nothing, I felt nothing, I did nothing. In fact I stayed at home for 2 years hoping I will wake up from this 'nightmare' and see again". Jason finally pulled himself out of his dark hole and joined us and is now one of the team leaders. Within a short period of 1 year, Jason has transitioned from being low in self-esteem to a confident and inspirational trainer.

Michelle Ting Fong Yee
Michelle is a Call Agent Supervisor at the didmy Virtual Call Centre. Michelle, an East Malaysian, lost her eye sight due to glaucoma in her teens and has experience as a masseur and telephone operator previously. Having undergone 27 eye surgeries to date, Michelle has obviously had a challenging life compared to most but she still manages to maintain a positive outlook on life.

Mohd Najib bin Hasbie
Najib who hails from Kuching, Sarawak lost his eyesight at the age of 19 years old. Being educated in a Chinese school, Najib also speaks Mandarin and Hakka fluently. Married with 3 children, he strives for the best in all that he does.

Tan Ee Beng
Ee Beng, a young graduate in Public Relations from UTAR was born with a condition that caused his vision to be reduced. Dedicated and passionate, he believes in achieving his highest potential in whatever his does. Also a skilled erhu player, he enjoys playing it during his free time.

Nurhana bt Mohd Yusof
This bubbly girl holds a diploma in Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL). Although born with albinism which affects her vision, Hana is self-motivated and optimistic; and rose to take up leadership roles within a short duration of time she was employed by the organization.