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, April 2, 2011

Datuk Seri Tony Fernandes Honoured for promoting UK-Malaysia link


Datuk Seri Tony Fernandes with his daughter, Stephanie, after receiving the
Commander of the Order of the British Empire at Buckingham Palace.
FOR Datuk Seri Tony Fernandes, AirAsia chief executive officer, Team Lotus team principal and Tune Hotel founder, it was a surreal morning at the Buckingham Palace when he received the Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) from the Princess Royal, Princess Anne, on Thursday.

Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE)
The CBE, an award which is usually given to people with high-profile roles in regional affairs and who have made distinguished contributions in their area of activity, is limited to 8,960 holders at any one time.

Datuk Tony Fernandes with the award
This award from Queen Elizabeth II is the second major award conferred on Fernandes in Europe after receiving the title of Officier of the Legion d'honneur -- the highest award for a non-French national -- from the French government last year for his outstanding contributions to the aviation industry.

Officier of the Legion d'honneur
 This time, it is for his contribution to "services to promote commercial and educational links" between the United Kingdom and Malaysia.

"Princess Anne said she was amazed at how I made the move from music industry to airlines, and noted how big AirAsia had grown," he said after going through one telephone interview after another upon his return from the investiture.

"Princess Anne said she was amazed how a Malaysian company had become so big, so fast and so profitable."

The award came in the middle of a legal wrangle in the British High Court that he admitted had turned his world upside down and left him deeply hurt.

There must be a better way to do it, but from adversity comes strength and we are all the more stronger because of it," he said referring to the legal wrangle between Team Lotus and Group Lotus.

Sharing the moment with him were his daughter, Stephanie, and Nina Hunt, 79, his former guardian who looked after him when he was studying at Epsom College.

"It was very nice to be there. Such an honour," Hunt said of the iconic entrepreneur whose aim was to make it possible for those who dared to dream.

Now she is guardian to Stephanie, who is studying in the UK.

"He was twelve when he came here and he was a friend of my son," said Hunt, whose husband, John, is on the board of councillors at the college.

She said Fernandes was like any other boy his age and had never shown any signs that he would one day be a high flier and an important industry player.

"Tony used to frequent us a lot, especially when his mother died. He was very upset as it was term time and he couldn't go home."

In the early days of AirAsia X, Fernandes used to regale people with stories about how he missed his parents while in boarding school but couldn't go home because flights then were so expensive.

Now, as AirAsia X reaches more destinations in the world, he has more than realised his dreams to make flying more affordable for everyone

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