EIP: During one-to-one session
We are thankful for the many blessings in 2012 and as we usher in year 2013, we hope to continue with our work in reaching out and helping our community. We started the year with a staff force of 11 teachers and helpers, with 19 EIP (Early Intervention Programme) students, 11 SAP (School Aged Programme) students and 6 YAP (Young Adults Programme) trainees.
This year, we would like to re-focus on our mission which is to make a difference in the lives of children with special needs and their families by providing learning opportunities that will enable them to achieve their full potential. These learning opportunities are designed to maximise the outcomes for these children and their families through creative, empowering and transforming activities.
Essentially, the focuses of our programmes are:
This programme caters to children aged 6 years and below with learning difficulties such as Autism, Down Syndrome, Hyperactivity (“ADHD”), Slow Learner etc. Each child is allocated to a one-to-one session with a teacher and they will also join in the group activities (ie playground, water play, gross motor activities etc) with their peers. The child will be accompanied by their main caregiver (ie parents, grandparents etc) throughout the whole session.
This programme caters to children aged 7 to 12 years old with learning difficulties, who have already been through our EIP. The aim of this programme is on school readiness to prepare/support them for/in formal schooling; thus, the setup for SAP is of a classroom setting.
The YAP was launched in June 2011, and it caters for young adults between aged 18 to 25 years old. Our aim is to enhance our trainees’ quality of life by supporting them to equip themselves with skills that will help them gain employment. Their day-to-day activities include car washing, preparing breakfast & lunch, up keeping of YAP area etc.
As these children continue to inspire us in every way of our life, we too hope to be able to serve them and their families better with our services. As an expression of God’s love, we fully embrace on our core values: Compassion, Acceptance, Integrity and Hope.
Have a Happy New Year 2013!
EIP: During gross motor activities
EIP: Students having fun in water play activities
EIP: A teacher telling a story to her students
SAP: Students with their individual tasks
SAP: Having fun in an aerobics session
SAP: Students enjoying playing with sand
SAP: I like helping my friend too!
YAP: A trainee preparing lunch
YAP: Trainees polishing a car
YAP: Up keeping of YAP area