Our Campaign Story

ends 30 Jan 2022, 11:59 PM

Your GIFT creates REAL impact!

Meet Charmaine (not her real name), a 3-year-old student who benefits from the Early Intervention Programme for Infants and Children (EIPIC) for her hearing loss at Canossaville Preschool.

The Canossaville Preschool is the only mainstream preschool in Singapore with a specialisation of working with children with hearing loss, with intervention sessions held during curriculum hours.

It is a struggle for Charmaine's family to meet their daily needs. Charmaine's mother has to put aside money each month for Charmaine's brother who requires monthly occupational therapy at KKH. Charmaine's grandfather has a heart condition, and while he is able to work, most of his salary goes to his medical care.

To ease their burden, Canossaville subsidises half of Charmaine's preschool and school bus fees. We believe that a child's preschool years are crucial for their development, even more so for children with disabilities such as hearing loss.

The Canossaville Digital Fund is set up to support Canossaville's Digital needs. Specific for our children with hearing loss like Charmaine, 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 with an additional 40%!

Your donations will help us strive to do all we can for Charmaine and others like her. Thank you!

About Campaign

Technology plays a huge part in empowering our children 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 with an additional 40%!

Grant our children the gift of communication today!

About The Charity

Canossaville Children and Community Services (Canossaville) runs 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