Pusat Penjagaan Kanak-Kanak Cacat Taman Megah
PUSAT PENJAGAAN KANAK-KANAK CACAT TAMAN MEGAH (The Pusat) was founded by the LATE MR.S.K MANIKUMAR A/L S. KANAN, himself physically handicapped, with a vision to provide an environment for the benefits of 'Special' children. In 1997 The Pusat was officially registered the home under the welfare as a non-profit organization. The founder dedicated his whole life to fulfill this vision, until he suddenly passed away in a motor vehicle accident in 2006, at the age of 43. Even on his last journey, he was on the road to raise funds for these children. His death came as a total shock and left a huge void in the Pusat.
In recognition of his services, he was posthumously awarded the NST Price Waterhouse Coopers Malaysian the LIFETIME HUMANITARIAN AWARD by the Hon. Prime Minister Dato Sri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi in December 2006.
There are 138 children of all races living at the Pusat, ranging in age from 9 months and adults up to 56 years of age and coming from all over peninsular Malaysia. About a 100 children are disabled with various disabilities such as Down syndrome, autism, cerebral palsy, micro cephalous, hydro cephalous, global delay, epilepsy, stroke, muscular dystrophy, hyper activity, physical challenges, intellectual disabilities as well as speech, audio and visual impairments. The rest are normal children who come from broken, abused or single parent backgrounds.
Sixty seven children are going to school; of these thirty are normal children and go to normal schools; three children in nursery, one doing diploma in Nursing (MAHSA College) while the rest are in special school.
AIESEC in Malaysia, Sunway
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Since we were founded, we have engaged and developed over 1,000,000 young people who have been through an AIESEC experience. The impact of our organisation can be seen through our alumni who represent business, NGO and world leaders, including one Nobel Peace Prize laureate, Martti Atisaari of Finland.
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