We are continuing to appeal to our readers and visitors to donate to our work of running two centres. The annual budget is RM120,000 (USD38,000) for 2014 and 2015 and will grow higher as we recruit more staff and take in additional trainees.

Please make payment to 'Persatuan Berdikari Seremban Negeri Sembilan' with your name and address on a cover slip so we can mail you our official receipt. All donations from April 1 2011 will be exempted from taxation by the Inland Revenue Board of Malaysia. Please send the payment to:

The Treasurer, Persatuan Berdikari Seremban Negeri Sembilan, 381, Jalan Kenanga 1, Taman Bukit Chedang, 70300 Seremban, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia.

Thank you for your support.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Start Imagining ...

Things get clearer when we approach our goal. In this blog I am pleased to reveal how our new centre will look like as shown in the perspective drawings here. The 4th picture show the real building we bought and how we are assigning our project spaces. At the moment everything are crammed into the ground floor of the existing centre. When the new centre is done up, hopefully before the end of the year (if funding permits) we will assign the spaces as follows:

Existing Centre - Ground Floor Only
Bakery Project
Project Office/Teaching Room

New Centre - Ground Floor
Straw Packing Project
Card Making Project
Project Office

New Centre - First Floor
Admin Office
Conference Room
Teaching/Counseling Rooms (2)

A connecting door will be opened between the 2 centres to facilitate movement. Once the new centre is ready we will recruit additional staff and more volunteers. Then we will start accepting more learning disabled candidates into our centres to be trained in any or more of the 3 projects. Eventually we will have space for 45 trainees. But what we look forward to is that there will be some turnover of these trainees into the open job markets. Although we have sent 6 of them out 2 years ago we wish to see more employers in Seremban creating jobs for our trained trainees.

Every year some kids will be diagnosed to have some learning disabilities. These kids will need to undergo special education. Then when they reach the age of 18 and they have basic survival skills then we are ready to take them in to job train them. Not all learning disabled people can find jobs outside, their disabilities may be too severe to warrant any caring employer to employ them. We will try to provide in-house jobs and help them earn an income.

What we are getting at is that growing demands additional financing. In this connection our first major fund raiser this year is the PBSNS Charity Golf Tournament which I posted awhile back. There are many areas you can help in this endeavour. Here is a partial list:

1. Play golf at the tournament. Part of your fee (RM500) will go toward the PBSNS Building Fund to repair/renovate and equip the new centre.

2. Advertise in the souvenir programme for the golf tournament. RM300 gets you a full colored page publicity.

3. Free donation of any sum towards our Partnership Fund which is to cover our operating expenses. With 2 centres we estimate our annual budget to rise to RM100,000.

4. You can also donate equipment to the new centre. Details below.

We need 10 units of air-conditioners of various horsepowers. Price per unit range from RM1000 to RM1600.

We also need 20 units of ceiling fans, an overhead LCD projector, a notebook/laptop, a DVD player, a 32" LCD TV (for teaching/training), PA system, laser printer, photo copier, refrigerator, microwave oven, office desks, safe, filing cabinets, lounge settee, white boards, time recorder, etc, etc.

The total cost of buying all of these equipment will be beyond our head but individual donations, either by taking up the actual bill or giving a fixed amount to defray their purchase costs, will help a long way.

5. If you are a reader from overseas we encourage you to donate via our PayPal account link in this blog. Otherwise you can pay direct to our account below:

Account No. 3149145906
Account Name: Persatuan Berdikari Seremban Negeri Sembilan
Bank: Public Bank, Jalan Rasah Branch
Routing Code: PBBEMYKL

6. For greater peace of mind we are looking for corporate sponsors to commit their annual support towards our cause. If you can help please let us know.

Contact us for any of the above enquiries with email to:

pbssbn@gmail.com and state 'PBSNS Building Fund' in the subject line.

Thank you.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

PBSNS Charity Golf Tournament

It's on.

An organizing committee was formed this Tuesday to start preparing for this special event to raise funds to repair and renovate the new centre we bought last year. The patrons are the Royal Highnesses Yang DiPertuan Besar and Tunku Ampuan Besar of Negeri Sembilan who graciously consented to support this event with their presence at the tournament to be held at the Nilai Springs Golf & Country Club on 22nd May 2010 (Saturday). Tee-off will be at 7.45am (shotgun) using system 36 Stableford (modified) as the mode of play.

We are in the process of appealing to golfers to please support this worthy cause by participating. Entrance fee is RM500 per player (which includes buggy, insurance, breakfast, lunch and goodies. Caddy fees excluded). We are also in the process of getting sponsors to donate prizes for the lucky draws.

Those who cannot play or cannot make it because of prior engagements, but wish to support please help any way you can by donating prizes or cash (of any amount). Please contact:

To register to play in the tournament:
The Tournament Director - 012 6311832

To donate prizes/cash:
Vice chairman - 012 6011338

Closing date: 10 May 2010