Community centre gets cash aid
KUALA LUMPUR: The Federal Territories and Urban Wellbeing Ministry presented RM2,000 to a group of disabled participants of a food packing programme at Lembah Pantai community centre here, recently.
The donation was handed over to a representative of the centre by Datin Nafesah Raja Nong Chik, wife of Federal Territories and Urban Wellbeing Minister Datuk Raja Nong Chik Raja Zainal Abidin.
She also presented a personal donation of RM1,680 to the centre.
“My heart goes out to them and it is time for us to give back to these people,” she said.
The rehabilitation in the community centre was established as a one-stop centre to register, provide reference and information as well as early intervention for the disabled.
The centre started its operation in January and has 15 disabled participants being trained in food packaging.
Among the items they learn to pack are tapioca chips, banana chips, sweets and pickled fruits. These items are packed in 20kg quantities and are sold wholesale to factories.
Each day they are able to pack five kilogrammes of the snacks for sale in the market.
This programme exposes the disabled to the working environmentand helps the rehabilitation centre generate an extra i ncome for the the operations of the centre.