Dialogue in the Dark Singapore is an exclusive collaboration between Ngee Ann Polytechnic (through Social Lab Ltd) and Dialogue Social Enterprise. Originally founded in Germany, Dialogue in the Dark has reached 30 countries and more than 150 cities around the world. Dialogue in the Dark was brought to Singapore in 2009, the first permanent Dialogue in the Dark site in Southeast Asia, and the first in the world located within an educational institution. Strategically sited in Ngee Ann Polytechnic, we are a teaching and learning facility for Ngee Ann Poly students. Final year students get to run Dialogue in the Dark Singapore, and gain valuable experience in running a real social enterprise.
Dialogue in the Dark Singapore aims to raise awareness and facilitate inclusion of marginalized people in our community. Our vision of social integration goes beyond just helping the blind. In the darkness, we can no longer see differences of race, class, and religion. We also believe more employment opportunities should be given to the disabled.