Our Campaign Story

ends 11 Dec 2022, 11:59 PM

Meet Rayden (not his real name), a 5-year-old student enrolled in Canossaville Preschool.

At birth, Rayden was diagnosed with profound hearing loss in both ears. When he turned one, Rayden was fitted with cochlear implants, a small electronic device that electrically stimulates the cochlear nerve. While this helps to improve his ability to hear, Rayden still requires specialised support to help him fulfil his potential in life.

As a student in Canossaville Preschool, Rayden is part of the inclusive programme and has access to our early intervention teachers, and speech and language therapists onsite. In the two years that he has been with us, Rayden has grown to be a joyful, friendly, and confident boy.

Rayden's parents are very appreciative for the care that his teachers and therapists have given him. Despite the challenges of raising a child with special needs, his parents continue to rely on Jesus for strength and comfort, and seek encouragement in St Paul's words to never stop praying - (1 Thessalonians 5:17).

Your kind support will enable us to provide targeted intervention support for children with hearing loss like Rayden.

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This impact story is part of Canossaville's Digital Fund 2022 Campaign.

In response to our recurring needs in this area, the Canossaville Digital Fund is designated towards the purchase of digital equipment such as interactive smartboards and iPads, and their accompanying accessories and applications.

Thank you!

About Campaign

Technology plays a huge part in empowering all our children especially those with severe to profound hearing loss.

Children with hearing loss need more intense and intentional literacy instruction from the early years and throughout their development pathways for literacy acquisition.

Through iPad applications such as Proloquo2Go, our students who have difficulties with speech can finally find a voice to easily and more confidently communicate with others, especially with their families.

Other digital devices such as interactive smartboards allow our teachers to engage students especially those with hearing loss and other learning difficulties, more effectively and efficiently during lessons. It creates opportunities for students to practice collaboration and fosters closer interaction with the lesson materials. Multimedia content are also especially effective at keeping students engaged during class.

In response to our recurring needs in this area, the Canossaville Digital Fund is designated towards the purchase of digital equipment such as interactive smartboards and iPads, and their accompanying accessories and applications. Specific for our children with hearing loss, the fund will also be used for audio and equipment needs that support assessment and intervention.

Thanks to the support of Tote Board's enhanced fund-raising programme, all donations to this fund, will be matched dollar-for-dollar!

Grant our children the gift of communication today!

About The Charity

Canossaville Children and Community Services (Canossaville) runs Canossian Early Intervention Programme For Infants and Children (EIPIC), Canossaville Preschool, Canossaville Student Care and Canossian Child Development Unit in the Aljunied-MacPherson area.

Our programmes cater to both mainstream students, as well as those with hearing loss, giving priority to the poorest living in the lower income neighbourhoods. We are open to all faiths and races and every child is empowered to develop their God-given talents to the fullest.

Founded by the Canossian Sisters in 1941, Canossaville operates under the guidance of the Canossian Daughters of Charity. We are licensed by the Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF) and Early Childhood Development Agency (ECDA). Canossaville is also an approved Institution of a Public Character (IPC) and is authorised to receive tax-deductible donations.

SUPPORTED CAUSES
Children & Youth
Disability
Education
Social Service