- November 20, 2017
We are excited to announce the launch of The Infants' Home's first ever crowdfunding campaign, raising funds for the renovation of Rigby House.
Today marks the launch of our crowdfunding campaign: Help give Rigby House children the freedom to learn.
Rigby House is one of five early education centres at The Infants' Home which provides award-winning* inclusive services to children, inclusing those living with additional needs. At Rigby House, children have learned to walk, talk and feed themselves. Their next learning challenge is to use a toilet and wash their hands independently, crucial skills for them to master in these early years.
...but there's a problem
Opened in 1959 as a 'Babies Annexe', Rigby House facilities have ably served the needs of generations of families in our community. But accessibility for older children is now limited by outdated layouts.
Rigby House children are unable to access the toilet independently. The only entrance is through a nappy changing area that must be gated for the safety of crawling babies. Whilst our educators focus on maximising each child's learning and development - an educator must leave the room to assist children accessing the toilet, denying them the independence of self-directed learning.
Rigby House's 50-year-old infrastructure urgently needs renovation.
What we're doing about it
This December/January, The Infants' Home plan to renovate Rigby House to provide accessible, inspiring educational spaces for the next generation of Rigby House children, so our educators can keep doing what they do best - helping each child have every opportunity to fulfil their unique potential.
Please donate to help renovate Rigby House. One of our generous donors has agreed to match donations to our target of $10,000 - so you can double the impact of your donation today!
Click here to donate and to see our campaign video: http://bit.ly/2APHz7Q
Please share our campaign with your networks, friends and family.
Together, we can give each child every opportunity.
Chief Executive Officer
*In 2016 TIH won the Excellence in Building Inclusion award at the HESTA Early Childhood Education and Care Awards, in recognition of our innovation to promote and embed inclusion across the organisation.
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