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.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Para-athletes hope to give back to community

KUALA LUMPUR: Para-athletes with the Community Based Rehabilitation Centres (PDK) share a new year resolution of winning more international medals, but some want to give back to the disabled community as teachers, too.

 Lawn bowler Mohd Yusri Hafiz, 22, said he wanted to repeat the success of his team, which grabbed the gold medal against the Korean delegate in an international paralympic meet in May last year.

“While I want to do better in sports, this year I also want to be a better teacher,” said Mohd Yusri, who teaches life skills to teenagers with disabilities at the PDK. He said that while sports was something he could excel at in his youth, he felt that it would be better to focus on his career in teaching in the long run.
New Year cheer: PDK vice-chairman Mohd Yusof Tawil (left) sharing food
and stories with (from left) Azrul Azri Roslan, Mohd Yusri and Shamil Amzar
at the New Year Open House at the PWTC.

“Lawn bowling takes a lot of patience and it teaches a person a lot about discipline as well as communicating with teammates,” he said. Mohd Yusri, who was born with a defect to his left leg, said he lived by the motto “do it yourself and do your best” and didn't see his disability as something that could stop him from pursuing what he wanted in life.

 IT teacher Shamil Amzar Hessam, 25, who had been teaching at the PDK since 2010, said seeing the accomplishments of other para-athletes had inspired him to take a shot at archery. New Year cheer: PDK vice-chairman Mohd Yusof Tawil (left) sharing food and stories with (from left) Azrul Azri Roslan, Mohd Yusri and Shamil Amzar at the New Year Open House at the PWTC.

Shamil Amzar said he joined the PDK in secondary school for rehabilitation classes, but came back as a teacher to “return the favour” after graduating with a computer science degree.

 The para-athletes were among the thousands who came to the New Year Open House celebration at the PWTC yesterday. The open house was jointly organised by the People's Progressive Party (PPP) and the Information, Communications and Culture Ministry.

 Those attending included Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin, Information, Communications and Culture Minister Datuk Seri Rais Yatim and his deputy Datuk Maglin Dennis D'Cruz, PPP president Datuk Seri M. Kayveas and MIC president Datuk Seri G. Palanivel. Muhyiddin and the other leaders also gave cash aid to the disadvantaged, old folks and less fortunate at the event.

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