MIRI: The Bekenu community has expressed its relief that there is now a Community-Based Rehabilitation (PDK) school for special needs children which is open to those who suffered from all kinds of disabilities and categorised as OKU located at No.97A, Jalan Masjid, Kampung Dagang, Bekenu.
PDK Bekenu school supervisor Norlida Batiil told The Borneo Post that the villagers do not yet know that there is a school for special needs children here in Bekenu and thus we want to tell them that there is one here now.
“I thus urge parents with special needs children to enroll them at PDK Bekenu here as the registration is now open.
“Currently the number of children registered with PDK Bekenu is still small as the school has just been set up and opened here and that is why it still needs to be publicised among the community,” Norlida said.
She explained that the functions, rehabilitation programmes at the PDK Bekenu are specially meant to assist the disabled who are undergoing basic training in terms of movements, prestige, special education and acquire skills when they go about their daily routines.
Norlida added the programmes including giving education to the special needs children also highlighted the need for close cooperation between the school and parents to ensure their success.
She said those with OKU cards from the Welfare Department and aged from 3 years old to under 45 yearsold are eligible to register with PDK Bekenu.
“The yearly fees are RM12 per children while the monthly payment is RM10 per children,” she added.
PDK Bekenu is open Monday to Thursday (from 8am to 12 pm).
For further information, contact Norlida (01133181783) or PDK Bekenu chairlady Sim Guek Lan (019-8265587).