Experiential Sailing with Rainbow Centre (7 November 2020)
On 7th November, CSC once again hosted students and care-givers from Rainbow Centre, a social service organisation in Singapore. It operates three special education schools Margaret Drive School, Yishun Park School and a third one at Woodlands, for infants, children and youths with special needs like autism, intellectual disability, developmental delay, and multiple disabilities.
Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a developmental disability that can cause significant social, communication and behavioral challenges. There is often nothing about how people with ASD look that sets them apart from other people, but people with ASD may communicate, interact, behave, and learn in ways that are different from most other people. The learning, thinking, and problem-solving abilities of people with ASD can range from gifted to severely challenged. Some people with ASD need a lot of help in their daily lives; others need less.
Greeted with a gorgeous rainbow in the morning, the 45 beneficiaries departed for a leisure sail along the north-eastern rim of Singapore, under the careful steersmanship of 14 CSC boat owners/skippers who kindly lent their support for the event. Despite the surprise squall which made for a very wet sail, participants thoroughly enjoyed the multi-sensory experience – and were all smiles on their return to the Club for Lunch.
Changi Sailing Club is always eager to partner with Rainbow Centre to conduct these Experiential Joy Sails, as part of our Community Outreach Programme. We’re already planning the next one!
Big Thank You to the following boats who volunteered their boat and time to support a good cause:
- Red Rum
- Waka Tere
- Jong Dee
- Baby Beluga
- Jaza Too
- Jonty J
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