Members of the Singapore Institute of Management Catholic Society brought cheer to children from the Canossaville Children’s Home with an Advent skit on the true spirit of Christmas.
The skit, planned with the help of members of Ubi Caritas, the Catholic society in Yale-NUS College, depicted how Christmas was not about presents or decorations but about giving from the heart.
It was one of several activities organised during the home’s Family Bonding Carnival held on Dec 5. According to the home director, Ms Wong Lai Chun, the carnival aimed to teach the children to “not only receive goodwill from others but also to give back to the community”.
The event saw the home’s children creating and selling their handicraft bookmarks and Christmas cards. One of the children had come up with the idea of creating a handicraft booth.
Student volunteers from Riverlife Church and Singapore Polytechnic also helped to set up games and food booths for the children and their families.
Canossaville Children’s Home was set up by the Canossian nuns to provide housing for girls, aged six to 12, who come from family situations that may put them at risk.
By Darren Chan