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.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Malaysia Smile Day : Sikh youths brighten lives on a gloomy day in Kuala Lumpur


KUALA LUMPUR: Commuters and stall owners were pleasantly surprised as 50 young Sikhs helped spread a little warmth and friendliness, brightening up a rainy afternoon at KL Sentral.

The youths gave out free carnations, delicious mini-cupcakes and encouraged members of the public to “Smile!” in conjunction with Malaysia Smile Day.

Its 23-year-old project manager Ashvinder Kaur said: “It is just a gesture from us to the public, to share a bit of love and make their day. We all need that once in a while.”

Dressed in bright yellow T-shirts with smiley badges pinned on, some with colourful turbans, the members of Oh My Guru (OMG), a youth division of the Sikh Association of Malaysia (SNSM), held up signs that said “Smile for me, please!”, “It takes 43 facial muscles to frown, but only 17 to smile!” and “Smile lah!” and watched as faces lit up and frowns turned into grins.

For Susan Yeap, 63, receiving a pink carnation certainly made her day.

“It has been a long while since anyone gave me flowers. My children used to buy me flowers on my birthday but they are all abroad,” said the beaming Yeap.

When 20-year-old Faizul Salihin was offered a cupcake, he traded it in for a red carnation,

“I want to give it to someone special. I want to see her smile, too,” he said.

“I am so happy today!” said an excited M. Rani, 35, who works in a shop at the station.

The OMG had previously organised other events that involved the public, including a Bhangra dance flash mob in KL Sentral and a tea ceremony in Central Market to mark Vaisakhi.

OMG member Simret Singh, 24, said the events were meant to promote racial unity and the feeling to being “truly Malaysian”.

“People from all races joined us when we did the Bhangra and everyone just had fun. Although we are a religious group, we don't promote Sikhism at our events. Our events are for everyone,” he said.

Simret said the Malaysia Smile Day was held to encourage people to smile a little more.

“A smile is universal. No matter what race you belong to, or what language you speak, everyone can understand you when you smile,” he said.

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