Vital to equip disabled individuals with life skills

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State Entrepreneurial Development,Trade and Industry Committee chairman Datuk Abdul Halim Hussain affirmed on the importance of equipping disabled individuals with life skills for them to be independent.

Halim this when he visited the Pusat Pemulihan Dalam Komuniti Sungai Tiram together with the delegates from Pertubuhan Wanita Mutiara Pulau Pinang recently.

“We need to ensure that the disabled are given proper guidance and adequate training to enable them to enter the working field so that they can generate their own income.

“Centres such as the Pusat Pemulihan Dalam Komuniti Sungai Tiram plays a pivotal role in providing a better life for the disabled through their programmes.

“We need to also spread the awareness on the existence of centres such as this, so that more organisations, individuals and coorperate companies can come forward to support the centre’s mission and vision.

“As the state assemblyman for Batu Maung, I would like to applaud the Pertubuhan Wanita Mutiara Pulau Pinang for paying a visit to the centre which comes under my consituency to bring cheers to both the trainers and trainees here,” said Halim.

The Pusat Pemulihan Dalam Komuniti Sungai Tiram is a training centre for individuals with different type of disabililties.

During the visit, the Pertubuhan Wanita Mutiara Pulau Pinang presented duit raya to the trainers and trainees as a token of appreciation from the organisation. The delegates also contributed RM 1000 to the centre.

(left) Ali receiving the appreciation token from Madam Tan

Madam Tan Lean Kean (Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow’s wife) who led the delegates commended the Pusat Pemulihan Dalam Komuniti Sungai Tiram trainers for their dedication and love in coaching the students.

Meanwhile, southwest district coordinator for disabled and elderly, Muhammad Ramil Mamma who was also present hoped that the state government would consider of giving incentives to the trainers and supervisors at various Pusat Pemulihan Dalam Komuniti in Penang.

“There is a total of 25 PPDK in Penang, so on berhalf of the employees, I would like to request for some incentives from the state government.

“This would be a ‘top up’ to the monthly allowance given by the Department of Social Welfare Malaysia to the trainers (RM 1200) and supervisors (RM 1500).

“Eventhough,our staff are contented with what they are receiving but hopefully the state government would take into consideration our request.

“I would like to also thank Datuk Halim for his continous support given to the centre as well as for his contribution of RM 5000 earlier,” said Muhammad Ramli.

Ramli added that Datuk Halim has also given a total of RM 200 for the students as a token of love.

Also present was Pusat Pemulihan Dalam Komuniti Sungai Tiram chairman Ali Yusoff.

Story & Pix by Tanushalini Moroter