ORKIDS consists of parents whose children are afficted with Down Syndrome. In March 2010 Project 7, a School Age program initiated by Orkids was launched to provide special education classes for children with Down Syndrome age 7-14.
The objective of this program is to ensure that the Down Syndrome children continue to receive the education that they need using a curriculum that is specially developed to suit their needs. This special School Age program provides the continuity of learning that the children have received from their Early Intervention Program and enhances their potential towards a better future with the focus on writing, reading and counting. Currently we have 32 students and 5 teachers in the centre.
This project is funded through fundraising organized by ORKIDS and monetary contributions made by the parents.Our projected annual expenses incurred is approximately RM330,000 to manage the centre run by Orkids. In order to expand and sustain this program, we need to seek the kindness in term of financial support and materials from any organizations and individuals that are interested and have the willingness to give back to the community.
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