Year 2012

1.         Disability Awareness Training (DAT) Manual for Health Personnel at Primer Level

Malaysia Ministry of Healthin collaboration with MCR has developed the DisabilityAwarenessTrainingmanual as guidance for health personnel at primer level to provide the servicesto the PWDs whocome for treatment.

4 workshops were held to prepare the manual :-

  1. 11th& 12thMay 2012
  2. 5th& 6th July 2012
  3. 6th September 2012
  4. 8th October 2012

An expert from Malaysia Ministry of Health, MCR and other NGOs worked together in preparing the manual.

The manual contents covered the following disabilities category :

i.         Physical impairment
ii.        Visual impairment
iii.        Hearing impairment
iv.        Learning disabilities
v.         Mental disabilities

The training was held from 20th to 22nd November 2012 at Seri Petaling Hotel, Kuala Lumpur upon the completion of the manual.

2.         Abilympics Committee

The Abilympics Committee committed to implement the Abilympics 2015 project, which aims to bring the Abilympics standard in Malaysia to a higher level through well-organised activities and build a strong network with various organisations to encourage the development of the employment skills of PWDs. The project implementation in 2012 focused on the following:-

a.         Identified categories of skills to be participated in the 9th International Abilympics competition and expert resources:-

The identified skills and expert resources are as follows :

No.

Skills Category

Expert Resources

1.

Cake decoration Malaysian Association of Hotels Training & Education Centre

2.

Cooking

3.

Painting University of Malaya

4.

Silk Hand Painting

5.

Creating Web Pages Department of Skills Development, Ministry of Human Resources

6.

Computer Assembly

7.

Desktop Publishing

8.

Word Processing

9.

Data Processing

10.

Photography  

Technology University of MARA

11.

Photography – Studio

12.

Dress making – Basic course

13.

Dress making – Advance course

14.

Embroidery

15.

Tailoring

16.

Floral arrangement So-Sen Floral Art Centre SdnBhd

The role of the expert resources are:-

i.          To prepare a manual of referencefor state and national Abilympics competition.
ii.         To advise on the technical aspects ofthe state and nationalAbilympics competition.
iii.        To judge the competition.
iv.        To provide the training to the qualified participants.

Meeting with each expert resources was held on :-

i.          Technology University of MARA                  –           6th June 2012
ii.         Mr. Abdul Munir bin Yahya                           –           6th June 2012
iii.        Persatuan Kanak-kanak Cacat Akal Sel. & WP –       7th June 2012
iv.        So-Sen Floral Art Centre Sdn Bhd                 –           11th June 2012
v.         University of Malaya                                      –           24th July 2012
vi.        Perbadanan Kemajuan Kraftangan Malaysia  –           11th September 2012
vii.       Malaysian Association of Hotels Training & Education Centre   –           2nd October 2012
viii.      Department of Skills Development, Ministry of Human Resources   – 24th Oktober 2012

b.         Stakeholders meeting

The meeting is to brief all parties involved in PWDs development (State Social Welfare Department, voluntary welfare organisations etc) on the Project Abilympics 2015. It was held in the following states :

i.          Johor                                                   –           7th May 2012
ii.         North Zone (Penang/Perlis/Kedah)     –           8th May 2012
iii.        Perak                                                   –           11th May 2012
iv.        Kelantan                                              –           14th May 2012
v.         Sabah                                                  –           29th May 2012
vi.        Selangor                                              –           31st May 2012
vii.       Pahang                                                –           2nd June 2012
viii.      Negeri Sembilan                                  –           4th June 2012
ix.        Sarawak                                              –           8th June 2012
x.         Terengganu                                         –           9th June 2012
xi.        Melaka                                                 –           13th June 2012
xii.       Kuala Lumpur                                     –           25th June 2012

c.         To form the AbilympicsState Committee

The state committee will play an important role in implementing the project at state level, such as preparing PWDs at the local level through the training, and to organise the state Abilympics competition in year 2013. The state winners will then take part in the national level competition which will be held in year 2014. The national winners will represent Malaysia for the international competition in year 2015.

3.         VSA Committee

The programmes carried out in year 2012 were as follows :-

  1. NukilanJiwaku project
  2. 2012 Nation Disabled Group Dance and Singing Contest

153 PWDs participants from the following disability groups participated in the organised programmes :-

Disability / Programme

Learning Disability

Visual Impairment

Physical Impairment

Hearing Impairment

Mental Disability

Multiple Disability

Total

NukilanJiwaku

14

3

12

5

1

1

36

Dance Contest

64

4

9

~

~

~

77

Singing Contest

11

20

9

~

~

~

40

Total

88

27

30

5

1

1

153

a.         NukilanJiwaku

NukilanJiwaku is one of the corporate social responsibility (CSR) programmes by Malayan Banking Berhad (Maybank). The project started on 1st August 2012 and ended on 30th November 2012.

The objectives are :-

  1. To empower the Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) to become economical self-reliant.
  2. To provide the PWDs with opportunities to express and display their artwork and handicraft products through the Art & Crafts Exhibition.

An artwork (painting) and handicraft sales and exhibition were held on 22nd to 24th October 2012 at at Maybank Tower, Kuala Lumpur

  1. To promote and recognize diverse talents and artwork from all over Malaysia.

The invitation had been sent to all NGOs of the PWDs and government agencies which served the disabled nationwide.

b.         2012 National Disabled Group Dance and Singing Contest

MCR and Beautiful Gate Foundation for the Disabled jointly organised the 2012 National Disabled Group Dance and Singing Contest, which was held on 24th November 2012, at Berjaya Times Square, Kuala Lumpur. For cost effective, the contests were held as part of the 1st South East Asia Conference on Accessible Tourism, which MCR and Beautiful Gate Foundation for the Disabled also co-jointly organised it

MCR is responsible in developing the regulation, getting participants for both contests and providing the cash prizes for the winners, while Beautiful Gate Foundation for the Disabled managed the technical aspects. NGOs of the PWDs and government agencies served the disabled nationwide were invited part in the contest.

The singing contest required no entry fee; however professional singers are not allowed to participate in this contest. The evaluation criteria for singing contests are :

No.

Item

Mark

1.

Voice Control

30

2.

Timing

10

3.

Presentation

15

4.

Diction

25

5.

Expression

20

Total of Mark

100

40 PWDs took part in the singing competition and the winners are as follows :-

i.          Grand winner              –           Khairul Azmi bin MohdSaat
ii.         1st runner up                –           RubianaakBungsu
iii.        2nd runner up               –           Mohd. Fadzil

The dance contest also required no entry fee and was held in mixed sequence (no separation by gender) in which all groups have anumber of membersmaximum of 6 peoples. Similar to singing contest, professional dancers are not allowed to participate in this contest.

The evaluation criteria for dancing contests are :

No.

Item

Marks

1.

Presentation – Team spirit, smile, expression, neat

20

2.

Timing

30

3.

Costume

20

4.

Dance Skill

30

                               Total of Mark       

100

17 dance groups consist of 77 disabled dancers took part in the group dance competition and the winners are as follows :-

i.          Grand winner              –           J & H Group
ii.         1st runner up                –           J & J Group
iii.        2nd runner up               –           J & B Group

Eventhough, the eligibility criteria to participate in the contest stated that the dancer must be 18 years old above, we received an appeal from the children group aged 8 to 12 years for them to take part. After deliberation, their participation is accepted and 3 groups participated.

4.         1st South-East Asia Conference on Accessible Tourism

The conference was organised by Beautiful Gate Foundation for the Disabled and held from 23rd to 25th November 2012, at the Berjaya Hotel and Convention Centre, Kuala Lumpur, with the aims to promote ‘Accessible Tourism’ to those involved in tourism development, thus increasing awareness to ensure the tourism sector can be accessed by people with special needs, especially the PWDs.

The MCR is a co-organiser of the conference.

The conference, which also attracted the participation from outside South east Asia have form edan agreement to form the ‘Asia-Pacific Network on Accessible Tourism’ (AP NAT).

5.         Report FromAffiliated Member Organisations

Bil.

Activity/

Programme

Date & Venue

Short Description

(Objective, target group, achievement etc.)

1.

Malaysian Medical Association
18th February 2012; Grand Seasons Hotel, Kuala Lumpur SOEM MMA seminar ‘Occupational Medicine CPD : Update on Occupational Health 2012’
23rd – 25th March 2012; Hotel Equatorial, Melaka 8th National Symposium on Adolescent Health (8th NSOAH) – jointly organised by MMA and Malaysian Association of Adolescent Health
12th March 2012; Sunway Putra (Legend), Kuala Lumpur SOEM – MMA Annual Seminar – A Day with Occupational Medicine
12th May 2012; Grand Seasons Hotel, Kuala Lumpur ASH – MMA Smoking Cessation Workshop 2012
21st May 2013; CintaSayang Resort & Carnival, Sg. Petani, Kedah Occupational Health for Health Care Professional – Working Safe  and Healthy, The Way Forward
17thNove,ber 2012; Kuala Lumpur CPD Seminar organised by MMA-SOEM

2.

Spastic Children’s Association of Johore
Ronda Riadah Mega Ride 2012 Conjunction with Polis DiRaja Malaysia 6 -7th October 2012  at Bandar Dato’ Onn, Johor Bahru, Johor Small fund raising project organized by the Polis DiRaja Malaysia (PDRM) to raise funds for the Association. It was a cycling event around BadanDato’ Onn participated by the public. The Association set up stalls and sells variety of goods, as part of our fund raising event.
Charity Golf 2012 22nd November 2012 at Pulai Spring Resort, Johor Bahru Charity Golf was another fund raising event organized by our Association. The event was very successful and well managed to collect a total of RM130,000.00 which to helped cover part of the expenses of Association.

3.

Spastic Children’s Asso. of Penang
Open Day 19.5.2012; Spastic Centre To commemorate fifty years of love and commitment and tracing back the nostalgic journey of the Spastic Children’s Association of Penang together with the general public transforming it into a holistic centre to trainand guide children and adults with cerebral palsy.Our guest of honour was Tan Sri Nor MohdYacob and our founder members and the general public, parent, children and the press.
Walk, Jog & Wheel With Us 16.9.2012; Taman Belia To encourage participation from the public, well wishes, children and their families together with Spastic Children’s Association of Penang (SCAP) family members. To solicit support and sponsorship for future SCAP activities. The walk raised RM125K from our generous donor.
Golden Anniversary Grand Charity Dinner 25.11.2012;Bayview Beach Resort, BatuFerringhi Golden Anniversary Grand Dinner – A milestone to inspire the new phase of SCAP transformation, and to thank our members and sponsor who have been  joining together SCAP for a Better Tomorrow for children and young adults with Cerebral Palsy. We raised RM50,000.00 to cover the cost of the dinner.

4.

Selangor Cheshire Home
East Asia and Pacific Regional Council of Cheshire Homes (EAPacRC) Selangor Cheshire Home participated in the 11th Biennial General Meeting in beautiful Village of Happiness, Shiawase no Mura, Kobe, Hyogo Prefecture, Japan where YBhg Datin Paduka Khatijah Sulieman was elected as the Chairman until 2014.There wasalso a symposium with Cheshire Service Users and Carersfrom all countries attending. Selangor Cheshire Home Executive Staff, Puan Shahida Musa, Carers Puan ZainunBebe and Puan Noraini Ali and resident Wendy Lim Chai Ho attended the BGM and visited the Cheshire Homes in Kobe, Japan.
Mount Kinabalu Climb – Cheshire – New Challenges It was wonderful and great to have reached the peak of Mount Kinabalu, the highest mountain in South East Asia – 4,095 meters above sea level on 29th August, 2012 by 23 persons with learning disabilities together with the support staff and a medical team headed by Dr Sulaiman Abdul Mutalib.The Mount Kinabalu Climb – Cheshire – New Challenges was officially launched to initiate fund-raising activities by our Royal Patron, DYTM Tengku Amir Shah ibni Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah AlHaj, Raja Muda Selangor on 30th June 2012 at Grand Dorsett Subang Hotel, Selangor.

It was also a great honour and pride when DYTM Tengku Amir Shah participated in climbing Mount Kinabalu on 29th August 2012. It was a tremendous success as the aspirations of the disabled participants turned into reality and finally reached the peak filled with courage and determination.

Young Voices Music Workshop AsiaSelangor Cheshire Home hosted a week-long Young Voices Music Workshop Asia organised by Leonard Cheshire Disability London and supported by European Union Cooperation which was held at Grand Dorsett Subang Hotel, Selangor. Eight ‘exceptionally musical talented’ young person with disabilities were selected – 2 wheelchair users, 2 amputees, 3 visually impaired and 1 uses crutches from India, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Philippines and Malaysia.LCD Music Adviser top UK Music producers led by Robin Millar and assisted by Miguel de Campos Gonzalez, Neil Comber and Ian Michael Dowling where on completion, these trainees will take their new skills and equipment home with them to continue to operate and create music on high-spec professional portable laptop-based recording systems.

20.

Bethany Home
Unified Team Event Camp 10-12 March 2012; Cameron Highland Special Olympic Games and activities for Special children and integration with community Participated by 41 PWD and 58 Volunteers.
Special Olympic Sports 26-28 May 2012; Bethany Home Special Olympics sports for Hilir Perak PDKs and OKU centres. Participated by 32 PWD and 74 volunteers
State Bocce Competitions 23rd March 2012, Penang Students from Bethany Home participated. It was participated by 200 students and volunteers. Our children received medals for winning and a Gold medal for Team Event.
Handicamp – Unified Team 16-19 Nov. 2012; Outward Bound School, Lumut Physical endurance camp for PWD and volunteers. Participated by 86 PWD and 100 Volunteers.VIP : En. Ahmad Fadzil bin Samsudin, Exe. Director
Training trip to China March 2012 Participated by 1 OKU parent, 1 teacher and Director. Objective was to assist and train teachers in China handling children with disabilities.
“Dream” Fund raising charity concert 28th July 2012; MPTI Hall Aim was to raise RM150,000 for the initial setup of a playground for the special children at our new land. The event was assisted by the local ballet dance academy and in collaboration with the MPTI. About 500 people attended the event and the total amount raised was RM160,000
Thanksgiving & 46th Anniversary Celebration 21st October 2012; Bethany Church Anniversary celebration, Attended by Bethany members and community friends and parents.
Christmas Charity Fund Raising Project by Puchong Assembly December 2012; IOI Mall, Kuala Lumpur To inform community of their community social responsibility through Fund Raising. They raised for the Home RM 30,000.00

21.

Malaysian Council of Cheshire Homes and Services
The MCCHS plays a great role in the success of Yong Voice (YV) Malaysia. Their connection in the state and the nation has helped YV in their networking. The biggest benefit of YV Malaysia to be under the MCCHS is that MCCHS is a member of bigger national bodies – Malaysian Council for Rehabilitation, Malaysian Council of Social Services, Community Based Rehabilitation and also have very close connection with others such as Beautiful Gate Foundation.The Vice President of the MCCHS, YBhgDatinPadukaKhatijahSulieman also sits in the National Council for Persons with Disabilities Malaysia which contributes to the changes in policy and advocacy for PWDs. This gives the MCCHS closer connection to many ministries and agencies.
22nd& 23rd February 2013

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Film making and industrial training & employment for individuals with disabilities
10th – 17th March 2012 Thailand YV Global Meeting in UN Convention Centre, Bangkok, Thailand attended by LidwinaIsidoreAdilah organised by LCD. Lidwina also attended the LCD Global Alliance General Assembly.
June 2012

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Public meeting with local community, advocacy for local understanding of persons with disabilities.
August 2012

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Direct lobbying to politicians on the convention of the rights on the rights for persons with disabilities, including accessibility in public areas and local authority buildings.
15th – 16th July 2012 Kinarut, Sabah Training sessions in leadership skills : motivational camp. The camp was organized jointly by Sabah Cheshire Home in Kinarut, Sabah. Camp were organised to instill self-confidence in each of the participants from Young Voices in order to rid low self-esteem, encourage teamwork, receive new perspectives and knowledge and encourage interaction among each other.
31st October 2012

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Talk on training opportunities for young disabled students from special school through the Economic Empowerment programme in Sabah Cheshire Home. Talk was given by Ms Jennifer (YV National Coordinator) to teachers and parents.