SUPP Youth Riam members present CNY goodies to Morsjaya PDK kids

MIRI: Members of Riam SUPP Youth yesterday brought early festive cheer to 45 trainees from the Community-Based Rehabilitation Centre (PDK) in Morsjaya Commercial Centre.

The visitors, led by Assistant Minister of Communications Datuk Lee Kim Shin presented Chinese New Year goodies as well as ang pows to the trainees and their parents.

The festivity is more than just ushering in the new lunar year it is also a time for us to reflect on and count our blessings for what we did and earned the previous year.

More importantly, it is also a great time to show our concern to the less fortunate in our community, he said.

Lee also noted that the Morsjaya PDK, which was established last Nov 1, was lacking in several facilities.

I am pledging a grant of RM10, 000 as well as an air-conditioning unit for the centre, the Senadin assemblyman assured the PDK management.

Currently, PDK Morsjaya cares for 45 charges with various disabilities such as visual and hearing impairment, as well as hyperactivity. According to its supervisor Nisi Eiong, parts of the operating costs and staff allowance are being supported by the state Welfare Department.

We have plans to undertake some DIY (do-it-yourself) home projects such as making blankets and pillows as a cost-saving inititaitve. As such, we would like to appeal for funding or donations from the public to purchase some equipment such as a sewing machine, needles, threads and fabrics as these things are very costly, she said.

In this respect, Nisi disclosed that the centre would soon conduct a series of fund-raising events including jumbo sales, PDK Morsjaya Open Day, a mini sports day, family day, and a charity day in collaboration with Welfare Department.