Latar Belakang PDK Selayang

PDK Selayang (Pusat Pemulihan Dalam Komuniti Selayang) telah ditubuhkan pada 1hb Sept 1991, oleh sekumpulan ibubapa kepada kanak-kanak kurang upaya (pada masa tersebut dipanggil sebagai kanak-kanak istimewa) yang anak-anak mereka telah dikeluarkan dari pembelajaran wajib di sekolah-sekolah aliran perdana di Selayang, dengan alasan mereka (OKU tersebut) "tidak boleh belajar". Alasan sebenar Guru Besar sekolah-sekolah tersebut ialah mereka takut graf pencapaian sekolah akan menurun.

Bermula dengan 15 orang kanak-kanak kurang upaya kelas diadakan sekali seminggu pada setiap hari Sabtu dari jam 8:30 pagi hingga 1:00 tengahari, dengan dilatih oleh seorang Petugas PDK (panggilan Cikgu PDK pada masa tersebut) iaitu Puan Noraini Othman.

Hari ini PDK Selayang telah berkembang pesat dengan jumlah pelatih OKU PDK seramai 102 orang melalui beberapa program iaitu Kelas Harian EIP, Kelas Harian LPV, Kelas Harian Pemulihan Perubatan (Pemulihan Anggota, Pemulihan Pertuturan dan Pemulihan Carakerja), Lawatan ke Rumah dan Program Rumah Kelompok (lelaki).

Kumpulan Sasar Utama: OKU (Orang Kurang Upaya)

Kumpulan Sasar Tambahan: Anak-Anak Yatim, Kanak-Kanak Kurang Bernasib Baik, Ibu Tunggal/Ibu Tinggal, Warga Emas dan Keluarga Miskin (dari lingkungan kumpulan sasar utama)

Kelas Harian EIP: 5 hari/minggu; Isnin-Jumaat; 8:30am-12:30pm.

Kelas Harian LPV (Latihan Pemulihan Vokasional): 5 hari/minggu; Isnin-Jumaat; 9:00am- 5:00pm.

Kelas harian Pemulihan Perubatan pula dijalankan seperti berikut:

Pemulihan Anggota: 5 hari/minggu; 8:30-11:30am; untuk OKU dari keluarga miskin dan berpendapatan rendah. Sabtu & Ahad pula dikhaskan kepada OKU yang keluarganya mampu bayar penuh kos pakar (OKU dari keluarga kaya).

Pemulihan Pertuturan: 3 hari/minggu 8:30am- 12:00pm; untuk OKU dari keluarga berpendapan rendah dan miskin dan hari 2 hari dalam seminggu dikhaskan untuk OKU dari keluarga kaya yang mampu membayar kos pakar.

Pemulihan Carakerja: 4 hari/minggu; Isnin-Jumaat kecuali Khamis; 8:30-11:30am; untuk pelatih kanak-kanak; 2:30-4:00pm untuk pelatih remaja PDK.

Program Lawatan ke Rumah: 2 kali/minggu; Selasa (2:00-4:00 petang) dan Sabtu (9:30am-12:30pm).

Program Rumah Kelompok (Lelaki): menempatkan seramai 4 OKU yang telah bekerja.

PDK Selayang yang ditadbir-urus oleh satu Jawatankuasa yang dilantik oleh ibubapa/penjaga OKU.

PDK Selayang dipengerusikan oleh Y. Bhg. Dato' Prof. Ir. Dr Haji Azhari Md Salleh, dengan kekuatan Jawatankuasa seramai 13 orang.

Seramai 15 kakitangan berkhidmat di PDK Selayang yang diketuai oleh Penyelia PDK iaitu Puan Noraini Othman, 8 orang Petugas PDK, 3 orang Pakar Pemulihan Perubatan, 1 orang Pemandu dan 3 orang Pembantu. 3 orang kakitangan PDK Selayang adalah dari kalangan OKU.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Save the World : Change our mindset and support 'no free plastic bag' day

RECENTLY, when I went to a bookstore and bought three books, the cashier asked if I would like a plastic bag and I declined.

Usually this is where I will pay for the books, gather them up and then head for the exit.

But before I could do that, the cashier placed a strip of paper to hold the books together.

Well, that was something different. But more than that, it was a simple alternative to just giving out plastic bags. On another occasion, I bought a pair of trousers, and knowing very well that no plastic bag would be given, I was prepared to just stuff it in my bag.

But to my pleasant surprise, the cashier neatly placed the trousers in a makeshift paper bag, sealed it with a cellophane tape before handing it over to me.

One shoe shop, meanwhile, placed newly bought shoes in a bag, with their brand imprinted on it.

All these point to how things have evolved since the implementation of the No Free Plastic Bag Day campaign on Jan 1. The ruling covered shopping centres, hypermarkets, departmental stores, pharmacies, fast food restaurants, nasi kandar outlets, convenience stores in petrol kiosks and chain stores.

With this ruling, those who want plastic bags would have to pay 20 sen, which is placed in the state government's Partners Against Poverty (PAP) fund.

Apart from Penang, the Domestic Trade, Cooperatives and Consumerism Ministry also launched a nationwide campaign on to get shops and Petronas petrol stations to stop giving out free plastic bags on Saturdays.

As a result, shoppers now have to pay 20 sen on Saturdays if they want a plastic shopping bag. The money collected will be used for environmental conservation programmes and related activities for consumers.

It was not without opposition from plastic manufacturers, while there were those who expressed reservations. This move, for me at least, is not something new. It has been a way of life for me for some time now.

Of course, it is not the same for everyone, but it is not hard to change. It just takes effort. And a change in the mindset that we cannot live without plastic bags.

We should not resist it, but rather embrace this green move. It is the way forward.

Read more: Change our mindset and support 'no free plastic bag' day http://www.nst.com.my/nst/articles/2rwi/Article#ixzz1FgIkMaNS

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