Funds boost for training disabled

July 20, 2010 – 3:40 pm

Friday 16 Jul,2010

SHAH ALAM: Cerebos (M) Sdn Bhd recently donated RM10,000 each to two skills training welfare groups for the disabled — Beautiful Gate Foundation for the Disabled, and Society of Families of Persons with Learning Difficulties (Perkobp).

The company which manufactures the Brand’s range of health and wellness products made the donation through Brand’s “Gift of Love Campaign”.

General manager Koh Joo Siang said the group believed in sharing.
“We want to share by giving deserving non-governmental organisations a financial boost so that they can continue their good work.

“We can also help the organisations to upgrade their facilities which are essential for training and educating their members,” he said.

In four years, Cerebos has raised a total of RM60,000 for the two organisations. This includes the latest donation of RM20,000.
Beautiful Gate Foundation executive director Sia Siew Chin said: “The disabled, who are often seen as a burden to their families and society, are always looking for opportunities to be treated fairly.

“They yearn for education and training opportunities to be able to gain employment so that they can be independent and self-sufficient,” she said.

Sia said the foundation worked with the private sector and relevant ministries to train the disabled to enhance their skills and help them integrate into society.
Perkobp president Peter Phang said the donation would go into the organisation’s building fund.

He said Perkobp was seeking donations from individuals and corporations to realise its dream of relocating within the next two years.

The new state-of-the-art Cerebos factory is equipped with ramps, handrails and a lift which make the facility wheelchair accessible. These facilities will make it easier for disabled people to visit the facility and also allow the company to employ disabled staff.

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