Special needs children treated to day of fun

KUCHING: Special needs children from the Sri Satok PDK (Community-Based Rehabilitation) were treated to an afternoon of shopping at the Mydin Hypermarket near here.

Yesterday’s day of fun was held in conjunction with this year’s Ramadan festival and is the fifth of such excursion organised this year alone, with 57 children taking part.

Petra Jaya Welfare Association president and the Chief Minister’s Datuk Amar Juma’ani Tuanku Bujang and exco members joined the excursion and were the sponsors.

Juma’ani (right) fits on a songkok for one of the PDK Satok children.

The Sri Satok PDK is among the few centres of its kind in Sarawak that helps children with special needs to learn skills on how to cope with life in today’s world such as swimming and computer classes.

The excursion is also part and parcel of the centre’s programme to expose the special needs children to learning how to make purchases and interact in a retail environment.

The centre, which was established in 2015, is among the more active centres in Sarawak and has grown exponentially with their own premises complete with a swimming pool and computer lab.

Also present were the family members of the children and the staff of Sri Satok PDK led by its chairman Datuk Dr Munirah Hassan as well as committee members.