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About Campaignends 28 Feb 2018, 11:59 PM
Start by reading to a child or give to our cause today.
Post a short video of yourself doing so and hashtag #readwithmeliteracy to raise awareness of reading stories aloud to children today! You can tag a friend to encourage them to do the same. The top most interesting & creative videos stand a chance to win a story collection kit!
As part of our campaign, we will also be giving out Story Reading Kits to our lower-income beneficiaries this holiday season.
The Singapore government is well aware that the key to education lies in proficient English literacy; "being able to read well in English... has the most impact on the performance of children... (in) the formal school system" (Ms Grace Fu, The Straits Times Tuesday, Nov 12, 2013)
One of our programmes; Story L.A.B., is dedicated to bring children the experience of "bedtime stories", where stories are read aloud to children. We believe that by instilling in them a love for reading, it will boost the confidence of these children, especially those from lower-income/non-English speaking homes, and provide them with a stronger foundation to meet the literacy demands of formal education.
Read more at: calvary.sg
About the Charity
Calvary Community Care is a registered charity and member of the National Council of Social Service (NCSS) who works with children, youth and seniors.We have been conferred the Institution of a Public Character (IPC) Status since 2012. Our services centers on helping the sandwich groups - those whose needs are not met because they are less visible.
For more information, visit calvary.sg