PERKOBP is building its own Centre
PERKOBP has been operating on rented premises at Jalan Puchong
since 1995. We started off with our Empolyment Training Program and over the
years expanded into a Sheltered Workshop to provide supported employment of
various vocations to young adults with learning difficulties who are unable to
gain open employment. The number of trainees and workers has also increased
from the initial 10+ to 43 now. We have always envisioned to have our own
premises so that we could provide holistic services for our special children.
The whole project would cost us RM2.2 Million.
Due to insufficient
funds, we could not commence construction on our land which we had purchased in
2008. The 3/4 acre land is located at Kg. Tengah, adjacent to Putra Heights.
However, in early 2010, we were blessed with a substantial financial support
from the Japanese Embassy in Malaysia which then enable us to roll out the
construction plan. The total cost including
furnishing is RM1 Million.
It is our hope to construct a 2-storey purpose-built
building to run our existing programs. At our own premises, we will introduce
daycare services and independent living training program, giving a total of 7
Owing to technical constraints in the
construction of our building, PERKOBP has abandoned the Phase II plan for this
location. Instead, the EXCO recently decided to purchase a 2-storey shoplot at
Bandar Kinrara 1, Puchong.
We have come to realise
that having two centres is the better option for PERKOBP. Not only we reduced
the logistic problems for our pioneer group who are from Puchong, Old Klang
Road, OUG and PJ areas, we also find that managing a large group of persons
with learning difficulties could be a daunting task!
We are now embarking on a
fundraising campaign to raise the RM1 million for the Kg. Tengah building
project. Please help us fulfill our goal.
Please click <new building> for details and
< fundraising project>
to help us out in our fundraising campaign.
Last Update - 30th aPrIL
Construction work has
started on our land site since beginning of November 2010. For those who are
interested to follow the building progress of our new centre, please click <Building
Progress>. Updates would be provided from time to time in this section.