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, June 2, 2013

Leftovers food in drains cause rise in rat numbers

PETALING JAYA: The dumping of leftover food into drains and back lanes by food operators is the main cause of the rise in rat infestations in cities, says Alam Flora chief executive officer Mohd Zain Hassan.
He said although Alam Flora had given restaurants and shops waste bins, food operators and hawkers still washed dirty dishes at back alleys and discarded waste into drains.
“The Government should encourage food outlet operators to use grease traps and appoint an agency to collect residue to prevent food waste from ending up in back lanes and drains.
“Harsher enforcement is also needed against those who throw waste indiscriminately.
“Alam Flora will be the first to support such a move,” he said, adding that Singapore was cleaner than Malaysia because of its strict enforcement.
Mohd Zain said many restaurants employed foreign workers who live on the upper floors of the premises.
“I have seen workers throwing waste out of their windows. This compounds the situation,” he said, when commenting on The Star's front page report yesterday that the 85.5% rise in cases of leptospirosis, was clear evidence that urban areas in Malaysia were teeming with rodents.
He said Alam Flora, which handles rubbish collection services in Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya and Pahang, had been cleaning up the back lanes of shophouses and drains twice a month.
“We use equipment such as high pressure water jets, catch basins and drain vacuum machines to unclog the drains,” he said, adding that Bukit Bintang and Jalan Masjid India had been identified as major places in the city which needed cleaning.
Mohd Zain said the people's poor knowledge of proper rubbish disposal was another major cause.
Restaurant owners and hawkers, meanwhile, view the increase of rat population as a serious issue that needs to be resolved urgently.
Penang Hawkers Association president Ooi Thean Huat said the number of rats in the state had risen over years due to the attitude of several stall owners.
“About 50% of hawkers do not discard their waste properly. They just leave the rubbish bags on the side of the road instead of placing them in dumpsters.
“This attracts vermin such as rats and these areas became breeding grounds,” he said.

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