About Campaign

ends 31 Mar 2022, 11:59 PM
Our Education Support Program will provide specialised weekly online tutoring sessions to support 40 children with cancer (at home and in hospital after COVID lifts).
Over the past few months, we have all struggled with the challenges of isolation. Those with school-age children have seen just how hard it can be to sustain home-based learning, and how important social interaction with friends and teachers is to a child's well-being and happiness.
Imagine the weight of that isolation, on a child already dealing with the trauma of a cancer diagnosis. These children experience long absences from school and are unable to attend due to their weakened immune system. LOVE, NILS recently received a direct request from Professor Allen Yeoh, Head of NUH Oncology Paediatrics, to help develop a program to support the educational needs of these children.
Last year, we ran a successful pilot program to give it a test run and saw huge successes with our kids. Studies have shown children receiving tutoring support during their cancer care are more confident, positive about their learning journey and have a smoother transition back to school. This program will reduce social isolation and help improve confidence, self-esteem and academic outcomes for children with cancer.
Most of these children are too weak to attend full-time school and in their first year of treatment are usually isolated at home and hospital, with little to no educational support.

About the Charity

At LOVE, NILS we provide support to children with cancer and their caregivers with much needed healthcare guidance, emotional care plus social and community support that will enable them to thrive.THE CHALLENGEWhere do you even begin?Parents seeking treatment for their child have to find their way through complex, often puzzling healthcare systems. Both parent and child face immense challenges to their well-being, such as anxiety, isolation and depression. To stand a better fighting chance, families need guidance, emotional care, a strong community and other forms of support that some hospitals may not be able to fully provide.THE WORKHolistic support with a difference.LOVE, NILS provides families with knowledge, resources and community support at every step of the way. We're the only non-profit in Singapore that raises funds to pay for Care Coordinators who guide patients and caregivers to receive the help they need. We believe it takes a village to heal a child. And that's why we hold regular toy drives, events, school programs and hospital visits involving many dedicated individuals, to keep children and caregivers socially engaged, hopeful and resilient. This way, they know they're not alone in the fight.

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Children & Youth
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