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

Mount Kinabalu Guides and Porters : Risking their lives is just another day at work

Porters walking up a trail at Mount Kinabalu.
Porters walking up a trail at Mount Kinabalu.
EVERY attempt up Mount Kinabalu comes with a guide, silent people who put their life and limb at risk for climbers.

Their strength and patience are legendary to those who make the 4,095m climb, but to the guides, it's just another day at work.

There are about 170 mountain guides at the Mount Kinabalu National Park and most of them started as porters in their younger days.

The services of mountain guides (one for six climbers) are compulsory for every attempt to scale the summit. Porters are optional.
Kamaludin Jefren, a 10-year Kadazandusun guide, said guides led every climb and always made safety their priority.
Aling Kimping (left) and Kamaludin Jefren climbing up the mountain trail, each laden with bags.
Aling Kimping (left) and Kamaludin Jefren climbing up
the mountain trail, each laden with bags.
"We are guided by park rules and take our responsibility seriously because this is our livelihood."

He was among four guides, two porters and a park ranger who led a group of climbers in an expedition themed "Climb of Hope" recently.

In the group of 15 climbers were Miss Malaysia/World 2009 Thanuja Ananthan and her twin sister Anuja.

At one point, Kamaludin offered to carry one of the climbers on his back 6km down from Laban Rata.
For a life.
Porter with PVC sewage pipe
Mount Kinabalu Porter
Mount Kinabalu Porter
Mount Kinabalu Porter
Most of them only this kind of shoes
The climber refused as she slowly made her way down the route over six hours with Kamaludin, two other guides and porters following her.

Guides also double as porters to earn extra income and the sight of them carrying three or fours bags up the steep trail is common.

Aling Kimping, who normally worked with Kamaludin, said the most they could get were three climbs in a week. 

  "We try to earn as much as we can because there are times when we cannot get any climber for days."

A guide is paid between RM85 and RM120 for every climb, which takes two days. Porters earn RM8 for every kilogramme of weight.

Porters Soleha Napisin and Mestika Henry, both Form Five students, earned the respect of the beauty queen and her twin in the expedition.

Soleha and Mestika carried bags weighing 22kg brought by Thanuja and Anuja for the climb up and down the mountain.

Soleha said: "We try to get a climb or two during school holidays at the park headquarters."

Mestika said both of them started working part-time as porters last year.

Read more: Risking their lives is just another day at work http://www.nst.com.my/nst/articles/12aling/Article#ixzz1XlGRoI4T

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