Updated: Dec 28, 2017
USEC, together with volunteers from the United States Navy and Marines, visited Stepping Stone Foundation to donate educational learning toys.
USEC, together with volunteers from the United States Navy and Marines, visited Stepping Stone Foundation to donate educational learning toys to aid children with developmental disabilities to be used explicitly for developing their imaginative play skills, speech-language and socialization skills.
What is the role of Stepping Stone? Center for Excellence takes care of children with mild to moderate intellectual disabilities, using or modifying the general education curriculum to meet the child’s individual needs. Primarily, we teach them life skills and basic literacy, so that they can become functioning members of society. Our special education teachers instruct students at the pre-school, elementary and pre-vocational courses. Our special education program caters to children with various types of disabilities. These include specific learning disabilities, speech language impairments, multiple intellectual disabilities, Orthopaedic impairments, Autism, Down Syndrome, ADHD, William Syndrome and other related development impairments. 95% of the students enrolled in the center come from indigent families. Families with income from zero to P10,000.00 a year, with unemployed family members or insufficient family income not enough to cover for the daily necessities of the family are not able to send their special need child for special education. Most of these families live in squatter or slum areas as informal settlers. They live on a hand to mouth existence and in very uncomfortable condition.
Learn more about them: http://www.steppingstone.ph/