ITE students raise funds for Canossaville beneficiaries
Ceramic mugs on sale at Blessed Sacrament Church. Proceeds from sales in parishes will go towards the Canossaville Children and Community Services.
I am Faith. I am Hope. I am Love. I am Joy.
Ceramic mugs carrying these words of affirmation were sold at Blessed Sacrament Church over the weekend of July 8 and 9 by a group of ITE College West students who adopted Canossaville Children and Community Services as their charity of choice in the annual Citi-YMCA Youth for Causes project.
The mugs feature drawings done by a 10-year-old girl at the Canossaville student care centre who has autism. Available in four colours, the mugs were sold at $15 each or $50 for a set of four.
Formerly known as Canossaville Children’s Home, the residential home was officially closed earlier this year to make way for an inclusive pre-school and student care centre catering to students from the Canossian School for the hearing impaired, as well as children with learning disabilities. A Child Development Unit (CDU) that will meet the specialised needs of the children is also being set up, and is scheduled to be operational in 2018.
Even while its premises at 1 Sallim Road undergoes major renovations in preparation for its new role as a community preschool and student care centre, a special curriculum is being designed to meet the unique needs of Canossaville, with a distinctive focus on formation of the heart, the key foundation of a Canossian education.
Proceeds from the fundraising initiative by ITE College West will go towards supporting the fees, specialised therapies and programmes for the students to enhance their quality of learning and provide better learning opportunities.
The ITE students will be making their way to various churches, such as the Church of Christ the King and Church of Sts Peter and Paul, over the next few weekends until the end of August.
Also on sale is an illustrated book entitled If Doors Could Speak, which chronicles the 75-year history and heritage of the Canossian Eduplex at 1 Sallim Road.