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 13, 2011

Huge waves lash fishing boats


Fishermen in Bagan Ajam  struggling to secure their boats from the strong waves lashing the coast after a nine-hour downpour  yesterday. — NST picture by Zulfa Mohamad
Fishermen in Bagan Ajam struggling to secure their boats from the strong waves
 lashing the coast after a nine-hour downpour yesterday.
BUTTERWORTH: Coastal fishermen in Bagan Ajam here were forced to risk their lives and limbs to prevent their boats from being washed away by strong waves during a downpour yesterday.
Fortunately, no one was injured in the 10.30am incident.

However, five of the boats along the coast were turned upside-down and nearly swept away by the strong currents after the ropes used to secure them snapped.

Fisherman Abdul Zali Bashah, 51, said the waves occurred following a nine-hour downpour beginning early yesterday, which was followed by strong winds.
He said strong waves were normal during the monsoon season between September and October each year, but the strength of yesterday's waves was beyond what they had expected.

"Luckily, we were in the vicinity and immediately jumped into the water to secure the boats, otherwise most of the 100-odd fishermen here would have suffered hefty losses," he said.

"The boats suffered estimated damage of RM50,000, which the fishermen will not be able to raise," Seberang Perai Fishermen Association's Butterworth unit chief Azizan Darus, 53, said, adding that the incident had also deprived the fishermen of any income as they would be unable to fish for the next one week or longer while their boats were being repaired.

He said a report had been lodged at the Butterworth police station on the matter.

Azizan said the affected fishermen depended solely on fishing and did not have any other source of income to rely on.

State Health, Environment, and Welfare and Caring Society Committee chairman Phee Boon Poh said some 150 voluntary fire and rescue personnel were called in to help bring the boats ashore.

"The damage on the boats were mainly to the engines and nets. They were brought to the shore once the tides receded, and there were no reports of injuries," Phee, who is also Sungai Puyu assemblyman, said.

In Perlis, three days of continuous heavy rain forced 150 people from 40 families to be evacuated to relief centres yesterday after their homes were flooded.

At press time, two relief centres were opened, one in Titi Tinggi which sheltered 26 families and the other in Panggas Besar, which housed 14 families.

Perlis Department of Irrigation and Drainage director Nishad Mohamed Mohd Shaffy said as of 5.30pm yesterday, water levels at Sungai Pelarit, Sungai Jarum and Sungai Buloh were at an alarming level, while the reading at the Timah Tasoh dam was nearing the alert level owing to the unexpected heavy rainfall in the past few days.


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