Give hope to children with special needs and disabilities
by Moses Ku
for Rainbow Centre
Our Campaign Storyends 31 Dec 2016, 12 AM
Rainbow Centre, Singapore (RC) is raising funds for an extension wing at its current Margaret Drive campus to serve more than 500 students. We hope to raise $600,000 for this year-end to meet the total of $6.5million we have to raise. To date we have raised more than $5.5million.
To learn more about the project, visit www.rainbowchairity.sg.
The new purpose-built facility will serve 350 children aged 6 years and below in the Early Intervention Programme and an additional 130 students aged 7 to 18 years in the Special Education Programme. The new wing will house RC's Head Office, its Training and Consultancy unit and also a new Special Student Care Centre for 50 students.
The building project is estimated to cost $21.5million. Our share of the cost is estimated at $6.5million after funding from the Ministry of Education and Ministry of Social and Family Development.
Rainbow Centre Singapore is a not-for-profit organisation that serves children and young people with a diverse range of moderate to severe developmental needs, including autism and physical, visual and/or hearing disabilities; many have multiple disabilities.
Founded in 1992, Rainbow Centre currently runs two Special Education (SPED) schools for students aged 7-18 years old and two Early Intervention Programme (EIP) centres for children 2 months to 6 years old, at two campuses - Margaret Drive and Yishun Park.
Rainbow Centre also trains special education teachers and caregivers, and provides consultancy for others working with children with special needs through Rainbow Centre Training & Consultancy.
Rainbow Centre is a registered charity with the Registry of Societies and an Institution of a Public Character under the Charities Act.