The Rainbow Academic Support Programme (gRASP) is the main component of the education services for the families and children of CRS. It is to provide supplementary education support to the families and children whose education may have been set back because of the medical and emotional strain that the CRS child goes through due to his illness.
gRASP is administered via bedside tuition at the National University Hospital as well as KK Women’s & Children’s Hospital. We also provide weekly tuition classes on Saturdays. During school holidays, there are enrichment programmes which are planned and implemented to enrich and broaden the beneficiaries’ learning horizon. Hospital School Programme is also carried out at National University Hospital in a group setting.
gRASP gives out Bursary and three different types of awards during the academic year to help the needy families as well as to recognize the efforts of CRS children and youths who have performed well in school despite their medical conditions
- Bursary – for children from low income families and have done reasonably well in schools
- Achievement Awards – for beneficiaries who have consistently attained excellent results which placed them within the top 10% of their cohort and have participated actively in CCA and other inter-school events
- Progress Awards – for students who have shown good learning attitude and considerable improvement in two or more subjects (for primary) or three or more subjects (for secondary)
- Spirit of Learning Awards – For CRS beneficiaries who have shown exceptional resilience and perseverance in their studies despite the challenges they face with regards to their chronic illnesses or learning difficulties