Sri Eden Sports Day! Volunteers are Needed!

Date : 30th Nov 2013
Time : 7:30am – 11:30am
Venue : Neighborhood of Sri Eden, Cheras

Sport practices, from 8 am to 11.30 am are on Saturdays 9th, 16th and 23rd November in Sri Eden

Volunteers are needed!!!

1. To help train the children on a One-To-One basis, as many of this children need help to identify the difference between passing, throwing and bouncing, and also to help them manoeuvre the obstacle course set for the activity.

We are still looking for 6 volunteers for this category. The commitment is that you have to come for the next 3 Saturdays and the sport day. You will get to know the children better, and help them to be prepared for the activities.

They need your patience.

2. To be games masters, as there will be three courts playing activities simultaneously. There’s 3 games per court. The games master would also need a team to help him/her set up the activities in the quickest fashion, and also another team to tally the points. There’ll be about 7 per court, which makes it a total of 21 volunteers needed.

Your commitment is to come on the 16th, 23rd and 30th November. They’ll need to get familiarised with the games and the scoring, as well as setting up in the quickest fashion.

3. Photographers – as the children can get easily distracted with the presence of their parents, we need photographers to move around snapping pictures, rather than the parents.

We are still looking for about 2 more volunteers to help us with this. Your commitment is on the 30th November only.

4. We also need help to manage our PA system.  We’ll be trying to rent an external system, and be needing at least 2 people to help man it. Your commitment is on the 30th November only.

You can contact either
Nevina 012-6332250

or

Vicky 018- 323 5585

Daily Living & Pre-Vocational Skills Training

Overseas Visitors from Stanchart Legal & Compliance Unit

Overseas Visitors from Stanchart Legal & Compliance Unit

2012 FAMILY DAY – Sponsored by OSK Investment Bank

2012 FAMILY DAY – Sponsored by OSK Investment Bank

Computer Lab for Special Kids @ Sri Eden

STANDARD Chartered Bank Malaysia Berhad recently set up a computer laboratory for Pusat Jagaan Kanak-Kanak Istimewa Sri Eden (Sri Eden Centre for Children with Special Needs) under its charitable arm Standard Chartered Trust Fund (SCTF).

SCTF chairman and the bank’s managing director and chief executive officer Osman Morad said that there were limited resources as well as limited learning and development facilities for children with special needs.

“We aim to provide support for special needs children in this centre by providing them with learning enhancement programmes,” said Osman.

“We have been in Malaysia for 136 years and as part of the community, we appreciate the trust we have received, and are committed to repaying that trust in kind.”

He also added that it could be costly to implement a learning programme that provided trained teachers for such children.

The centre in Cheras, Kuala Lumpur, managed by the Sri Eden Welfare Association of Selangor and Kuala Lumpur, is for children with diverse learning difficulties.

The new computer lab at the centre is equipped with desktop computers, learning software and other education materials that will encourage and enhance learning opportunities for the more than 38 special needs children.

The lab is also installed with the Fitzroy programme, a systematic phonics method that teaches special needs children how to read quickly while having fun.

This international learning method helps to increase the writing and reading comprehension of special needs children.

The association’s president Ron Hee Yoon Choy said that special needs children deserved the same learning development opportunities.

“We are very grateful to benefit from this programme … it will inevitably help to enhance the programmes catered towards helping children cope with their learning difficulties,” he said.

This initiative was made possible through the SCTF’s Youth, Health and Education programme.

This programme was first introduced in 2009 and saw the bank setting up a similar laboratory for Persatuan Dyslexia Malaysia two years ago.

To date, SCTF has disbursed RM95,730 benefiting more than 200 special needs children.

Article from http://thestar.com.my/education/story.asp?file=/2012/5/6/education/11080289&sec=education

Donation raised by Interact Club of Wesley Methodist School

Donation raised by Interact Club of Wesley Methodist School

Setting up of Learning Lab – Donated by Standard Chartered Trust Fund

Setting up of Learning Lab – Donated by Standard Chartered Trust Fund

BOYS CAMP IN ON 11/11/11

The staff took the initiative to organise this camp in for the older boys. This was to give the boys an opportunity to be with their friends for a night away from the parents. This was a first for all of them. Their parents were very anxious but were willing to give it a try. One of the boy’s mother was especially grateful that her son was given the chance for this experience.

The boys had an enjoyable time with all the activities lined up for them. The theme of the camp-in was ‘RESPECT’. Lessons were taught in teaching them to respect others; parents, elders, teachers, friends, etc. Apart from that they had to cook pasta for their dinner, made pancakes for their breakfast, made cookies. They played games in the backyard and did art and craft. They had so much fun and one of the boys even asked to stay another night!

2 of the autistic boys, who finds it hard to accept certain textures of food were really challenged during meal times but they managed to eat up their food after their teacher turned it into a challenge between all the boys.

All in all, we had a good insight on how the boys managed themselves and their own belongings. These insights helped us how to advice the parents on their child’s needs, weaknesses and strengths.

Kudos to the staff for working so hard in organising this camp. It was very tiring, especially after a sleepless night, checking in on the students, (one of them was crying for his parents from 3 am onwards till 5 am. He only quietened down after being threatened to send him downstairs to sleep alone. Despite it all, the staff felt that it was well worth the effort.

VISIT TO BOMBA ON 22/10/11

27 students participated in this visit, some with their parents. It was a very exciting and meaningful visit. The firemen were very patient with the students, explained procedures and allowed the students to handle the fire fighting equipment. They did demonstrations of putting off a fire, and even got the students to participate. Even the most fearful students and the introverted autistic students came out of their ‘world’ and joined in the activities.

The finale was taking the students for a ride in the fire engines and allowing them to sound the siren in the fire engine. One of the students, who was initially crying because he could not tolerate the sound of the siren surprisingly accepted it after the ride in the fire engine.

We had to bring 2 of our own fire extinguishers for the firemen to show us how to use them and buy 5 lits each of petrol and diesel to start a big fire. It was worth the show.

VISIT TO POST OFFICE ON 10/10/11

This visit involved 7 of the older students, ages between 11-16 yrs. The students were required to write letters to their parents and a classmate. At the post office, they bought their own stamps and posted their letters.

The students were then given the opportunity to buy their own food and drinks for refreshments, count the cost and ask for the change on their own, before returning to the centre.

They were taught to look out for each other before the visit. During the visit, they showed so much responsibility towards each other, it was marvellous to see that they can be trusted to carry out instructions.

A few of these students are quite close with each other. However, there were 2 students who were not a part of the group. This visit helped them to bond with these two and they are now included and accepted in their class activities.