Accompanying children on their 'journey of growth'

SMU student Dai Xinyi learned through the University's platform last year, that the Society for the Physically Disabled (SPD) was looking for volunteers to serve as "pick-up and drop-off" companions for children at the centre for Early Intervention Programme for Infants & Children (EIPIC). The centre provides early intervention support and therapy for children aged three to six with moderate special needs to help them adjust to the mainstream learning environment. Xinyi began work at the EIPIC Centre @ Tampines last July, assisting a girl by sending her back to her preschool after therapy, and currently volunteers as a classroom assistant at the centre. Recognising the importance of early intervention services for infants and young children, Xinyi hopes to continue the voluntary work as long as it does not clash with her classes.

Lianhe Zaobao