Give hope to children with special needs and disabilities
by Moses Ku
for Rainbow Centre
Our Campaign Storyends 31 Dec 2016, 11:59 PM
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.