Be The Gift That Never Ends
Canossaville celebrates our 81st Anniversary this year and we thank all our supporters and donors for your GIFT to make an impact on the children and their families entrusted in our care.
Canossaville started as Fatima Home on 15 August 1941, together with Canossa Convent Primary School at Sallim Road in response to the increasingly urgent need to serve the poor in the Geylang-Aljunied area.
Over the years, the Canossian Sisters and the children endured a war, relocation to Malaysia, expansion, and finally as Canossaville Children and Community Services today. Mother Foundress, St Magdalene, always said that we must change with the sign of the times. As such, Canossaville will continue to grow and strengthen our support for the children, families, and the communities.
The proceeds from this campaign would ensure that we continue to provide our essential programmes and services to our children and families from all race and faiths, persist in providing early intervention support for our children with hearing loss, and grow and expand our assistance to those in need.
Your GIFT today and support for our cause makes a world of difference.
Thanks to the support of Tote Board’s enhanced fund-raising programme, all donations to this campaign are matched dollar-for-dollar up to a cap of $250,000.
Looking for other ways to donate?
Meet Regina, a Social Work Associate with the Canossian Family Care Services (CFCS).
In her work with CFCS, Regina was assigned to assist Aaron (not his real name), a student with hearing loss in Canossaville Preschool, and his family. Aaron’s teachers had indicated that he had poor attendance at school. Upon speaking to his mother, she realised that his poor attendance was only an indication of underlying problems.
Find out how Regina helped Aaron and his family in the short time she was assisting them.
Meet Neam Cing
Meet Neam Cing, a Senior Teacher in Canossaville Student Care (CSC). In her 10 years as a student care teacher, she has encountered students from a variety of backgrounds, and learnt to care for each one of them.
One child stood out for her after all these years. Rose (not her real name) attended student care throughout primary school and was indifferent towards learning.
Read on to find out how Neam Cing’s heart-work made a difference in Rose’s perception towards learning.
Meet Jennifer Loo, a Senior Teacher (Chinese Language) in Canossaville Preschool (CPS).
When she first arrived at Magdalene’s Kindergarten (Canossaville Preschool’s former name) in 2014, she noticed that the Chinese curriculum focused on the memorisation of Chinese idioms and poems. Jennifer felt that this emphasis was not the most appropriate for pre-schoolers.
Find out how Jennifer made a difference in the education of the children in CPS.
Meet Abigail, a teacher with the Canossian Early Intervention Programme for Infants and Children (EIPIC) and an Associate Psychologist since 2021.
A child with behavioural issues came under her care in her first year in Canossian EIPIC. Joseph (not his real name) would throw tantrums whenever things did not go his way or if a change interrupted his normal routine.
Discover how Abigail supports the learning of children such as Joseph through the Canossian EIPIC.
Meet Michael (not his real name), a 10-year-old student enrolled in Canossaville Student Care (CSC).
Michael has a language disorder which results in difficulties expressing himself and makes forming friendships a challenge, causing him to feel frustrated and sad.
Find out how Canossaville helped Michael find his voice amidst the struggle.
Alfie (not his real name) is a 4-year old student from Canossaville Student Care (CPS). At CPS he receives early intervention to overcome his hearing loss. Being in CPS also frees up both his parents to work and support their family of 9, but they struggle to send him to school regularly due to their busy work schedule.
Read more about how Alfie and his family received assistance from Canossaville through the contributions of our partners and donors.
Meet Sandra and Francis
Meet Sandra and Francis (not their real names), a pair of siblings who attend Canossaville Student Care (CSC).
Sandra and Francis love the time they spend with their friends in CSC and have benefited academically with help from the teachers. However, arrears and other financial struggles forced their mother to consider withdrawing them from CSC.
Read more about how Canossaville assisted Sandra and Francis’ parents with their financial difficulties, and how we provide holistic support to the family.
Meet Darius (not his real name), a Primary 2 student enrolled in Canossaville Student Care (CSC). Darius grew up in a Mandarin-speaking household. When he first joined CSC, he found communicating in English a challenge which resulted in a lack of focus and confidence in his studies.
Read more about how Darius overcame the language barrier throughout his journey in CSC.
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Canossaville Children and Community Services
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Canossaville Children and Community Services
1 Sallim Road (Gate 3)
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