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.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Trained for Challenges Ahead

The 3 newly employed trainees of PBSNS, were well prepared when opportunity came knocking at their doors. After undergoing years of training at the Chedang Café, Hidraz Shiraz, Mohammad Faizael and Chai Siew Mei had become veterans as café assistants. They were accustomed to serving food and drinks, and cleaning up after customers at the café.

Therefore, when asked to work at the Sekolah Sri Seremban as canteen helpers, they were more than excited to start their new jobs as soon as possible. Working as canteen helpers would mean serving a bigger crowd, and handling more food and drinks, they were eager to take on this challenge. Hidraz Shiraz and Mohammad Faizael started working at the school canteen on the 1st March 2012. Chai Siew Mei, followed shortly after on the 9th of April.

Brand new employers, brand new workplace

As canteen helpers, their job tasks are not very different compared to what they have been doing at the Chedang Café. They start work at 8am, finish at 5pm. They are required to sweep and mop, wipe tables, and wash cups and plates to serve a few hundred primary and secondary students.

All three trainees are adjusting well to their new work environment. Their favorite part of the job? Meeting and befriending new co-workers and young customers that they serve! They have already made a number of friends. All three trainees have been coping well, and have been enjoying themselves at the same time.