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OSNS Receives $52,800 Donation

David Kampe Helps OSNS to Upgrade Technology for Children

Struggling with aging computers and assistive technology, OSNS Child and Youth Development Centre receives $52,800for technology assistance from David Kampe and Peters Bros Construction

November 3, 2016

There will be lots of smiles this week at OSNS as updated technology equipment begins to arrive. Slowed down in recent years by badly aging computers, the treatment staff has struggled to make use of newer programs and communication technology. David Kampe and Peters Bros Construction stepped in last week with a donation allowing aging computers, laptops, and iPads to be replaced.

“Updated technology is a crucial part of excellence in care” explained Manisha Willms, the Executive Director for OSNS. “We were losing so much time to computer issues and were not able to utilize newer programs to help our children. With long waiting lists of children to support, this was both inefficient and frustrating. The technology gift from Mr. Kampe came at an excellent time.”

OSNS supports over 1200 children annually who are facing developmental challenges. They also run innovative early learning programs for all children in the South Okanagan. They operate Kinderplace Preschool, KinderBear Daycare, early intervention treatment for all developmental challenges, autism diagnosis and treatment, and family support. Treatment services are delivered both at the Centre and with outreach through the South Okanagan Similkameen. The new technology will touch every program and service. More information about OSNS and about how to help at

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