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.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Chedang Cafe

It was a truly exciting moment yesterday when we unofficially 'launched' our latest pet project, the Chedang Cafe. The Chedang Cafe is no ordinary cafe. While it may resemble any other cafe that serves food and drinks, the difference is that the service providers are learning disabled trainees who are given the opportunity to learn and apply the knowledge of serving, greeting and collecting cash. Volunteers will help them gain experience and confidence as well as develop a routine comfortable to each trainee.

The Chedang Cafe has materialised because we have available space to develop it. This came about when the straw packing and card making projects moved over to the new centre next door thus giving the entire space in the first centre to the bakery and cafe project.

We hope that you will be our customers if you are in the vicinity. The trainees will surely love to serve you. Here are some pictures for your viewing.