Member for Mulgoa, Tanya Davies MP visits RIDBC preschool

22/05/12
Elise, Amber, Chris Rehn and Tanya Davies holding a $7,200 cheque(L-R) Elise and Amber, students from RIDBC Nepean Preschool meet with RIDBC Chief Executive, Chris Rehn and Member for Mulgoa, Tanya Davies MP

Member for Mulgoa, Tanya Davies MP, visited the Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children (RIDBC) Nepean Preschool to meet children who will benefit from a $7200 grant for building improvements.

The grant was delivered under the NSW Community Building Partnership Program.

RIDBC Nepean Preschool is a reverse integration preschool which is purpose built to cater for the needs of a child with vision or hearing loss.  Children from the community also attend and are able to act as language and learning.

“The project will fund the erection of a retractable shade awning adjoining a room which is used for teaching and therapy. This will allow staff to incorporate vital outdoor gross motor and language development opportunities,” said RIDBC Chief Executive, Chris Rehn.

“As a charity, RIDBC relies significantly on community support to continue to make a difference in the lives of children who are deaf or blind. We are grateful for this grant.”

Ms Davies is looking forward to meeting some of the children who will benefit from the building improvements.
 
"It is a wonderful privilege for me to support the positive work of the RIDBC,” she said. “The grant funding will assist the staff to provide a more enhanced learning experience for the children.”

RIDBC is Australia’s largest provider of services for children with hearing or vision loss, assisting thousands of children a year across Australia.  As Australia’s premier provider of training and education for professionals in the field of sensory disability, RIDBC ensures that services delivered throughout government and non-government organisations remains cutting-edge.