Our Campaign Storyends 31 Mar 2023, 11:59 PM
Hi, I'm Jia Ying and I took a gap year from medical school. To find myself and the passion that keeps me going, I ventured into different sectors. The past year has been a season of growth and I'm currently working at Rainbow Centre's Advocacy and Community Engagement team.
Coming to RC has been an eye-opener. It is my first exposure to persons with disabilities (pwds). Without verbal communication, I understood the importance of patience and being attentive. 10-year-old Brian, who has autism, was really quiet when we first met. One feature of autism is stimming: the act of repetitive movements. Brian pushed his toy car on all corners of his table. Sweeping it up in a swift motion, he peered into the passenger seat mid-air. Eventually, he warmed up to me and offered his toy. I get to hold it for 2 seconds before he grabs it back. Repeat.
Not familiar with RC prior, I have since been in awe of RC's work. From education to advocacy, there are many programs catering to pwds from infants to young adults who have graduated and are trying to find employment or full-time services. This exposure sheds light on their various life stages and will facilitate my future encounters with pwds as a doctor.
It is a privilege to work alongside RC in the dream of inclusion. As a token of appreciation, all donors are invited to an RC disability awareness talk to explore disability perspectives. Donate now to build a more inclusive society!
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Rainbow Centre recently celebrated its 35th anniversary of building empowered, included and thriving lives for persons with disabilities. What's next for us beyond this milestone?
RC35 and Beyond is a fundraising campaign which charts Rainbow Centre's future focus in building inclusive communities and expanding pathways for young adults with disabilities. The campaign gathers members of our community to support our mission through digital fundraising for three key areas of need: supporting low resource families, pilot programmes such as those in the Post-18 space for young adults with disabilities and student care services, as well as innovation efforts to improve service quality.
Donations made from now to 31 March 2023 under the RC35 and Beyond campaign can attract dollar-for-dollar matching from the Tote Board under its Enhanced Fund-Raising Programme. Double your impact and donate today!
About The Charity
Rainbow Centre recently celebrated its 35th anniversary of serving persons with disabilities. We invite you to learn more about our work at: bit.ly/rc35film
At Rainbow Centre, we envision a world where persons with disabilities are empowered and thriving in inclusive communities.
We work with our partners to create opportunities for persons with disabilities to make the most of their abilities and participate meaningfully in society. Through practical education, meaningful support and useful training programmes, we strive to increase the quality of life for them and their families.
Registered as a charity in 1992, Rainbow Centre is an Institution of a Public Character.