Tucked away in a shopping centre in Boon Lay, iC2 Prephouse provides a wealth of resources and teaching for young people diagnosed with visual issues. If not addressed, some of these conditions could prevent them from either attending main stream schools or studying for exams, so ANZA Action is committed to helping in any way we can.
Whether the children go to iC2, or as is more often the case now, the teachers visit them, there are many ways that the young people can learn with the help of this worthwhile charity. For example, they are given the opportunity to gain some independence by reading volunteer-made books – which have a story line in braille and tactile illustrations made with the help of the recently donated scanner from ANZA’s Wandering Yogis. As they become more proficient, specialised computers aid with magnification or by using software to convert text to speech.
Volunteer-produced tools such as these make a real difference to the children suffering from visual impairment – and there are numerous ways you too can get involved.
- JOIN ONE OF OUR TACTILE PRODUCTION WORKSHOPS
Come along to iC2 and help make the books for young children to read. A simple book can be done in a morning, whilst a more complicated project could take 2-3 sessions.
- BE A MENTOR
Go directly to the children’s homes, to read with them or help with their homework. We have been fortunate to have had a few ANZA members who have been involved in this aspect of iC2 life for some time now.
- EDIT NOTES AND MATERIALS
Work on notes and info’ used with the JAWs (text-to-speech software) programme, which can easily be done from home.
- ATTEND HILARITY FOR CHARITY
Register for this inaugural ANZA event on Wednesday 11 April at the Hard Rock Cafe and help raise funds for much-needed equipment. Click here to buy tickets and support this great charity!