Special needs children at the Victory Centre school were delighted to receive new stationery supplies this week, courtesy of some generous benefactors who also handed over a cheque for $2,000.
Non-profit group Initiate Spark said it wanted to giving a helping hand to the youngsters who have a variety of challenges ranging from autism and Asperger’s, to Down’s syndrome and ADHD.
“Our hope with this contribution is not only to better the circumstances of the less fortunate, but to recognise and appreciate a section of society which is too often overlooked,” said Initiate Spark president Arthur Thomas.
Initiate Spark seeks to galvanise civic responsibility through outreach and voluntary work.
The pioneering Victory Centre is one of two special needs schools in the country and has adapted the local curriculum to meet pupils’ unique needs.