Our Campaign Story

ends 31 Aug 2022, 11:59 PM

Your GIFT creates real IMPACT!

Ian (not his real name) is a Primary 5 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, you will be directly impacting children like Ian to find their voice through the use of technology in their daily lives.

This is an impact story as part of Canossaville's 81st Anniversary campaign, The Never-Ending Gift. All donations to Canossaville's Never-Ending Gift Campaign 2022 are matched dollar for dollar by the Singapore Government and Tote Board up to a maximum cap of $250,000 per charity.

About Campaign

Donate a dollar, it becomes double!

All donations to Canossaville's Never-Ending Gift Campaign 2022 are matched dollar-for-dollar by the Singapore Government and Tote Board up to a maximum cap of $250,000 per charity.

Canossaville celebrates our 81st Anniversary this year and we thank all our supporters and donors for your GIFT that impacts the children and their families entrusted in our care.

Canossaville started as an orphanage on 15 August 1941 at Sallim Road, in response to the increasingly urgent need to serve the poor in the Geylang-Aljunied area.

Over the years, the Canossian Sisters and the children endured a war, relocation to Malaysia, expansion, and finally as Canossaville Children and Community Services today. Mother Foundress, St Magdalene, always said that we must change with the sign of the times. As such, Canossaville will continue to grow and strengthen our support for the children, families, and the communities.

The proceeds from this campaign will ensure that we continue to provide our essential programmes and services to our children and families from all races and faiths, persist in providing early intervention support for our children with hearing loss, and grow and expand our assistance to those in need.

Your GIFT today and support for our cause makes a world of difference.

Join us today and be a Never-Ending Gift!

Thank you!

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.

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