Improving the Lives of Children with Muscular Dystrophy
by YFC - Project Kindle - MDAS
Our Campaign Storyends 24 Sep 2016, 12 AM
We are a group of JC1 students from St Joseph's Institution (Senior School) representing our CITI-YMCA Youth-For-Causes team, Project Kindle, as part of an initiative to help patients suffering from Muscular Dystrophy (MD). Our chosen Voluntary Welfare Organisation is the Muscular Dystrophy Association of (Singapore) (MDAS), which is a self-help organisation formed in March 2000 to empower people with Muscular Dystrophy as well as their families and whose mission is to maximise the quality of life of people with Muscular Dystrophy and their families, to integrate them into society and support research towards a cure.
MD is an incurable muscle disease which causes the degeneration of muscle mass and over time persons with MD will face challenges even whilst doing the simplest things like lifting their hands.
One of the programs MDAS holds is called the COMPASS program, which is a kids' development program that nurtures children with MD. We are raising funds for this programme so as to provide them with better learning opportunities. Funds raised will be used to create a conducive learning environment for them to explore and develop themselves further despite their disabilities. We hope that through this, we will be able to fulfil our goals of building confidence and developing resilience within these children.
To provide care and support to people with Muscular Dystrophy; To provide health and public education on Muscular Dystrophy; and To support medical research on Muscular Dystrophy