Enn is happily listening to the music playing.
Our precious, sweet Grace
We would like to introduce you to one of our sweet and precious students that you have been supporting, Enn. Just like her name, Enn which means grace in Mandarin, she has always been such a sweet gem with her own charm in the classroom. Enn who came to us four years ago when she was 11 years old, has seen tremendous improvements over the years since she joined our Deafblind Multi-disability programme.
Enn who is totally blind and diagnosed with learning disabilities with autistic features has been living with her caring grandmother and uncle after her mother unfortunately passed away when she was only 10 years old. Although she is much loved and cared for, her family knew that she needed to pick up life skills to ensure that she would be able to care for herself in the future. Here in St. Nicholas’ Home, she is trained to perform basic daily tasks such as brushing her teeth, using the toilet, dressing herself and also basic counting, skills most of us took for granted. Due to her autism and learning disabilities, it is not surprising that she was heavily dependent on her family for her daily needs before she enrolled in this programme. With great patience and love, her teacher helped Enn understands how something works through repetitions. One of her teachers, spent a year teaching Enn to throw a ball without someone guiding her hands.
Today, if you walk into the classroom and ask Enn to count from one to ten, or identify shapes and answer questions such as ‘What is your name?’ she is able to respond correctly. You would see this angel happily singing and spinning around when you put on some music. We believe that children with multiple disabilities like Enn deserve the best training we can offer, so we are grateful and touched that each of you are with us on this journey to give these children an opportunity to experience life to the fullest. As the saying goes, teach a man how to fish, and you will feed him for life. You who are reading this had made it possible for us to continue providing these services to children who we hope one day, would stand on their own two feet. Help us then, to teach them how to fish.
If you hope to see Enn and the other children in this programme achieve more, please continue supporting us through donation. They will thank you for years to come!
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"Children with autism are angels who lost their way to heaven and fell down to earth”
Enn is learning to recognise plants
Engaging in outdoor activities!