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.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Himalayan quake: India rescuers struggle in Sikkim


 

Rescue workers in the Indian state of Sikkim are struggling to reach victims of Sunday's powerful earthquake.

More than 80 people were killed, at least 50 of them in Sikkim.

Some 6,000 troops have been deployed in the north-eastern state to dig through mudslides and clear away rubble in an effort to reach cut-off villages.

Hundreds of people spent a second night in the open as aftershocks continued. The quake was felt elsewhere in India, as well as in Nepal, Tibet and Bhutan.

In the immediate aftermath of the quake heavy rains and landslides held up the relief effort. But a break in the poor weather meant that army helicopters were able to drop food supplies and transport medical teams to some affected areas.

Sikkim Chief Secretary Karma Gyatso told the BBC that rescue teams in the form of army personnel and a team of doctors had finally made it to the north of the state - the epicentre of the quake - where at least 33 people have died.

Mr Gyatso said that the number of dead was expected to "rise dramatically" because relief workers are yet to reach the inner parts of northern Sikkim where many people are feared to be trapped under debris.

"We have set up control rooms everywhere working alongside the army, the Indo Tibetan Police Force and the Sikkim police," Mr Gyatso said.

"We are trying to evacuate people stranded in inaccessible areas by helicopter, especially people in those areas where roads have been damaged."

Mr Gyatso said that with more than 100,000 homes in the state damaged, 2,500 relief camps had also been set up to provide people with some form of shelter.


Unblocking roads

Nevertheless, officials say the biggest challenge is reaching those villages in the most isolated areas of the mountainous state.

Convoys of vehicles left the state capital Gangtok on Tuesday morning but the AFP news agency says that progress was tortuously slow along precarious, badly-damaged roads.

SIKKIM: INDIA'S SECLUDED STATE

  • Became part of India in 1975
  • Has a population of 500,000 people
  • Renowned for its spectacular mountains and lakes
  • Economy largely dependent on tourism

On Tuesday, a break in the weather meant that helicopters were able to drop food and medical teams while evacuating some of the injured.

The earthquake triggered numerous landslides which crushed homes and blocked roads.

But troops and road workers managed to restore the main highway linking Sikkim with the rest of India.

But in the north of the state the situation remains uncertain.

"I've been here for six hours, waiting for the army to clear the road," Pema Doma, who was waiting for news of her parents and son in the Mangan area, told AFP.

"I'd walk if they would let me," Doma said. "The anxiety is killing me. What if he's screaming for me? What if he's calling for me and I can't even hear him?"

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Tibet damage
Similar efforts were under way in Tibet and Nepal where homes have been destroyed as well.

The magnitude 6.9 quake struck the mountainous state of Sikkim at 18:10 (12:40 GMT) on Sunday, according to the US Geological Survey, and was followed by two strong aftershocks.

Several earthquakes hit the Himalayan region this year, but none caused major damage.

Just over the border in Tibet's Yadong County, just 40km (25 miles) from Sikkim, the earthquake caused hundreds of landslides, disrupting traffic, telecommunications, power and water supplies.

China's official Xinhua news agency said that seven people had died and 24 others had been injured in Tibet. Landslides have also disrupted power and water supplies.

Nepal's government said 11 people had died, including two men and a child who were killed when a wall of the British embassy collapsed in the capital, Kathmandu.

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