Our Campaign Story

ends 31 May 2022, 11:59 PM

Ian (not his real name) is a Primary 6 student enrolled in Canossaville Student Care. He was born with profound hearing loss in both ears, and received cochlear implants before his first birthday.

Despite having the implants from a young age, Ian struggled greatly in communicating with others. He did not have any speech ability at seven years old, and resorted to drawing in an attempt to communicate with his mother.

In Canossaville, Ian receives speech therapy from the Canossian Child Development Unit. Our speech therapist recommended him to use an Augmented and Alternative Communication (AAC) device in the form of an iPad and Proloquo2Go, a communication app. The AAC enables Ian to communicate with others by selecting and typing out words and phrases on the device.

Ian has made much progress in the past year. Through speech therapy sessions, he has become proficient in the use of the AAC and is now learning to speak and communicate. Today he is a very bubbly and cheerful boy, always seen chatting happily with his friends.

By donating to Canossaville, you will be directly impacting children like Ian to find their voice through the use of technology in their daily lives.

Thanks to the support of Tote Board's enhanced fund-raising programme, your donation will be designated towards Canossaville's Making A Difference (M.A.D) Fund and will be matched with an additional 40%.

Partner us today in granting the gift of communication to children with hearing loss!

About Campaign

Thanks to the support from Tote Board, every dollar donated to this campaign will be matched with an additional 40% and will go towards supporting Canossaville's Making A Difference (M.A.D) Fund.

Canossaville Children and Community Services (Canossaville) serves children across preschool and primary school ages. We support both neurotypical children and those with hearing loss and multiple disabilities. Regardless of their family circumstances or their conditions, we strive to build an inclusive environment for these children, and ensure that our programmes are accessible to all.

For infants and young children with hearing loss, wearing hearing aids and having cochlear implants is just the beginning of the journey. Children with hearing loss need more intense and intentional intervention with support from trained therapists and teachers.

Your donations can MAKE A DIFFERENCE to our children and their families.

About M.A.D

The Making A Difference (M.A.D) Fund is set up to support children and their families within Canossaville's community. Donations raised will be utilised for programmes and activities dedicated to children, especially those with hearing loss and multiple disabilities. This could include, but are not limited to programme fee subsidies, purchase of equipment and resources essential to the running of programmes and services to improve the holistic well-being of children and their families.

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.

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