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, October 18, 2011

Wall comes alive in living colour @ Jalan Sultan

THE canvas of the day — a wall at Lot 49, Jalan Sultan — was in a deplorable state originally but was primed for the event. However, it still did not provide a smooth surface for the artists.


But the creative lot managed to work creatively around, or even on, the bare bricks and wires.

Despite a hole in the wall, Leong Chee Siong’s thriving plant with heart-shaped leaves was an eyecatching piece.

Helping out: Ng Foo Cheong painting his artwork with the help of his two-and-a-half year old son Ng Jiun.

“Let’s use love to protect heritage,” he said.

Icons that represented Chinatown and the nation in general — heritage buildings, the national flower and the Jalur Germilang — were favourite subjects for the artists.


Lee Wey Fatt, who decided on a pre-war shoplot, said he felt strongly about the historical buildings that had witnessed the social and economic changes in the area.

“Coffee shops and shops selling rice and cloth have now been replaced by accessories wholesalers,” he said.

While most artists created artworks that best represented their feelings for Jalan Sultan, some preferred to express their thoughts through words. Zainal Abidin Musa roped in his wife, Anis Rozalina Ramli, to pen a few poems along the theme at around 2am, just hours before the event started.

The chosen one started with an emotional plea, “Let me stay a while longer; for I am not yet ready to go.”

By painting the words on a pillar, Zainal said it was as if the building was talking to those who cared to stop and read.
Inspirat ions from the past: Coordinating artist Phillip Wong immersing himself in his artwork painted on a remnant of a shophouse in Jalan Sultan. The shophouse was torn down 15 years ago for redevelopment.

Mat Ramli Mansor, or more popularly known as Awie, painted a portait of Kapitan Yap Ah Loy as a tribute to the great leader who contributed to the development of Kuala Lumpur.

Each artist was given a 25 inch x 25 inch space initially but some, like K. Khrisna, felt the need to paint on a bigger space.

Krishna’s vertical mural captured people of different ethnic backgrounds together.


Working together: KBU International College students (back row, from left ) Yeow Mei Yuin, Mohd Shafiq, Joseph Yap Kim Sung, and (front row, from left) Ho Pei Rung, Chee Sze Wui decided to combine their spaces for one big piece.

“Even though our ancestors came from different places, Malaysia is our home,” he said.

KBU International College Graphic Design Year 3 students Mohd Shafiq Mohd Khaidir, 24, Ho Pei Yung, 21, Yeow Mei Yuin, 23, Joseph Yap Kim Sung, 23 and Chee Sze Wui, 21, decided to join their artpieces together.

The end result featured a Chinese opera actor, a teapot, a tea cup, a Jalan Sultan road sign and a heritage building, which are the elements of the historical place.

Their lecturer, Yvonne Ou Yong, 44, said the community project provided a good exposure for the students, besides teaching them to cherish the rich heritage.

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