PERSATUAN PERKHIDMATAN KOMUNITI TAIPING (known as ESDA)

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Work Centre for Disabled People

Number of disabled people: 42 (end December 2013)

  1. Laundry section
  2. Flemington Hotel still gives us towels to wash. 2013 is the third year we are doing contract work for Flemington Hotel although we operate only 5 days a week. We thank the management of Flemington Hotel for their continuing support to us. We currently have 10 disabled working in this section.

  3. Handicraft section
  4. Our products are:

    1. Ladies accessories from crystal beads (necklaces, bracelets, rings, earrings and anklets)
    2. Rugs, greeting cards and bookmarks (birthday, Christmas, thank you, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day )
    3. Patchwork- sling bags and blankets
    4. There are 14 disabled people working in this section.

  5. Recycled Paper section
  6. Our severely disabled workers – 5 persons - are involved in tearing papers into small pieces. Two of the workers are in charge of processing the papers and drying them out. From these recycled papers, the Handicraft Section will make greeting cards and bookmarks.

  7. Agriculture section (Supervisor: Sunny Chew)
  8. The activities of another 5 disabled people involve agriculture - watering, planting, weeding, clearing the ground for planting, washing the drains and fertilising. Apart from this the disabled help in clearing the garage area and grounds.

  9. Contract work
  10. We receive packets of plastic bags from a company for repacking. Our disabled people manage to complete the packing of the bags within 3 to 6 days.They enjoy the work.

  11. Kedai Kraftangan Taiping Sentral
  12. 3 of our disabled friends work here. It is an outlet for selling our products. We are grateful to the management of Taiping Sentral Mall for not charging us rental for the past 4 years.

  13. Education
  14. A few disabled friends are taught how to do simple counting, reading and drawing by our volunteers and staff.

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