Friday, August 13, 2010

Official launch of Toy Library and Resource Center

In 2008, I hosted a dialogue with friends with disabilities or Orang Kurang Upaya (OKU) in DUN Subang Jaya. One of the requests made by the parents of children with special needs was to have a special toy library in Subang Jaya for these children. 

After a lot of planning and hard work put in by volunteers of Malaysian Care and CDPC, this toy library has become a reality! You may read about the soft launch in 2009 here

Recently, we had the official launch of the new center located at SG-13A-1 Concourse Subang Square, SS15/4. 

At the launch of the new center

Selection of toys for children with special needs

Greeting a special child


What is Makasih Toy Library and Resource Center?
Makasih is a support service for parents and caregivers of children with special needs in particular Autism Spectrum Disorder, Down Syndrome, ADD/ADHD and developmental delays. We feature a wide range of toys that encourage imaginative play, gross motor, fine motor and communication/language development as as well as children’s books and videos. We also have a collection of books and reference materials for parents to borrow.

At Makasih Toy Library and Resource Center we also hope to provide a place where parents and caregivers can feel free to share and talk about their struggles and difficulties in providing the best love and care for their children.

A special child playing with the toy available at the resource center

Available for Loan to Members
Infant/Sensory Stimulation
Gross Motor Skills
Jigsaws and Puzzles
Matching, Sorting, Grading
Eye-hand coordination
Speech Language Development
Imaginative Play
Games and Leisure
Reading, Writing and Spelling
Musical Instruments
Early Mathematics
Children’s books, Audio Visual
Reference Books for parents /caregivers

Operating Hours :
Currently 1st Saturday of every month between 11am to 3pm. We will increase the days and hours when we have organised sufficient volunteers.

Charges:
Membership is open to all parents and caregivers with special needs at a nominal fee of RM30 per annum and a one time RM10 registration fee. Terms and conditions apply.

For more information call:
Yee Siew Meng 012-3885038
Tan Kwok Huey 012-3180110
Alicia Jackson 03-5621-2844

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

YB Hannah,
I am touched by your effortless contribution. You are the best thing brought by GOD to Subang Jaya. The former adun from mca has only got big loud mouth and enriching his personal interest. He is only wasting public money and warming his seat at port kilang.
Thank you YB

chong26

m.q said...

this is good one
keep up the good work

Anonymous said...

Hannah,

You are truly an Adun for the people. Too bad you are already married or else I can introduce you my son, who is a doctor. He is 35 and still single.

DAP need to put candidates like you for the coming GE.

Keep up the good work!

Regards,
Mrs Kang