Thursday, 27 October 2011

Pusat Ehsan "My Ability Counts" Campaign

In further celebrating the artistic abilities of the special needs individuals, the 'My Ability Counts' campaign by Pusat Ehsan received an encouraging response from members of the public at the Ground Floor of The Mall, Gadong yesterday.

The campaign, which followed its previous event dubbed 'Stall in Mall' earlier this year, returned with more vibrancy to showcase the organisation's significant initiatives in demonstrating the various skills of its members to the society.

Their performances reflected their potential to work in real-life situations under controlled environment and with the campaign, provided an opportunity for the special needs individuals to increase their confidence and self-esteem by performing a number of songs and dance routines on the stage in front of the public.

The guest of honour was Datin Hjh Norlina binti Hj Abu Bakar. Also in attendance were Javed Ahmad, Managing Director of Bank Islam Brunei Darussalam, Awang Hj Shahrin bin Ibrahim, Manager of The Mall, Dato Paduka Mohd Alimin bin Abdul Wahab, Acting Chairman of Board of Trustee, Pusat Ehsan and members of the Board of Trustee.

In a welcoming speech, Lovela Depala, Programme Coordinator (Early and Middle Years) said, "Since its official opening in 2000, Pusat Ehsan has occupied a prominent role in meeting the needs of the individuals with disabilities in Brunei Darussalam.

"Pusat Ehsan aims to provide a wide range of services ranging from early intervention and skills training for children with special needs, vocational training to rehabilitation services - aimed to develop and further improve the abilities and skills of the individuals with special needs in Brunei," she said.

The campaign, she added, aimed to send a clear message that Pusat Ehsan is dedicated to highlight the talents of the special needs individuals.

"There is no doubt that there are decent job opportunities for individuals with special needs in Brunei, and they may need that extra bit of assistance or consideration to get them started," she said.

With hopes to provide an opportunity for them to feel accepted and develop a sense of positive contribution to society, the campaign was based on donations from various government and private bodies.

Via: Borneo Bulletin

1 comment:

Khal said...

Thanks for the photo, scary. I didnt know you were there. :)

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