KUCHING: Local businesses chipped in to help with the rehabilitation of special needs children in Satok.
Sri Satok Community-Based Rehabilitation Centre (PDK) received a total of RM9,000 to be used for its operations.
Among the contributors were Ronald Mcdonald House Charities (RMHC) Malaysia, who donated RM3,000 and Will Global Trading, who matched the sum of RM3,000 on the centre’s own.
Other contributors were RS Transformation, Red Bundle and Hamburgold Sdn Bhd with RM1,000 apiece.
Speaking to reporters at the sidelines of the programme, PDK Sri Satok chairperson Datuk Dr Munirah Hassan said that the centre is keen to expose its children to the outside world.
“We encourage them to socialise and this is by integrating with other PDKs.
“You can see that whenever they are performing, they are willing to engage with others, and we hope to bring them out more,” she said.
Munirah added that the reception among parents of the centre’s rehabilitation programme is encouraging at the moment.
Earlier, RMHC general manager Nasri Nordin said that the charity body is focused on developing houses for families of ailing children to stay in while they are treated for their illnesses.
“Such should be placed in every region in Malaysia along with building sensory rooms to aid children suffering from autism with their therapy.
“We are also launching the Gift of Smile campaign where we will aid in terms of costs for children getting surgeries for cleft lips and palate,” he said.
PDK Sri Satok has 71 children under its care, along with ten staff members.