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, September 3, 2014

PBSNS Sunday - 24th August 2014

PBSNS founding church, Wesley Methodist Church Seremban, designated 24th August 2014 as PBSNS Sunday.                   
Rebecca Backus, PBSNS chairman updated the congregation on the work/activities of the centre.  She challenged the congregation saying PBSNS is not about us. It is about what we can do for them.  She announced that PBSNS is proud to have placed two more trainees in open employment. 

                  Sasthri Mogan is employed at Mawar Renal Medical Centre as a Concierge.

                                  Phoon Sheng Yu has started work at KFC, Rasah Jaya. 

Following the service, products made by PBSNS trainees were sold.  Our thanks to WMC Seremban congregation,  for the overwhelming support.

As we celebrate PBSNS  Sunday, Patricia Koh, Parent/Volunteer has this inspiring story by Jim Stovall to offer to the parents of special children as they struggle to help their children to reach their fullest potential. Her prayer is that it will help parents counter any negative thoughts and obstacles that come along their paths that may present them with little hope or encouragement.

There were two warring tribes in the Andes, one that lived in the lowlands and the other high in the mountains. The mountain people invaded the lowlanders one day, and as part of their plundering of the people, they kidnapped a baby of one of the lowlander families and took the infant with them back up into the mountains.
The lowlanders didn’t know how to climb the mountain. They didn’t know any of the trails that the mountain people used, and they didn’t know where to find the mountain people or how to track them in the steep terrain.
Even so, they sent out their best party of fighting men to climb the mountain and bring the baby home.
The men tried first one method of climbing and then another. They tried one trail and then another. After several days of effort, however, they had climbed only several hundred feet.
Feeling hopeless and helpless, the lowlander men decided that the cause was lost, and they prepared to return to their village below.
As they were packing their gear for the descent, they saw the baby’s mother walking towards them. They realized that she was coming DOWN the mountain that they hadn’t figured out how to climb.
And then they saw that she had the baby strapped to her back. HOW COULD THAT BE?
One man greeted her and said, “We couldn’t climb this mountain. How did you do this when we, the strongest and most able men in the village couldn’t do it?”
She shrugged her shoulders and said, “It wasn’t your baby.”
This story symbolizes so much that is important. Yes, there are dedicated people working with our children, providing marvelous support and help for them. But parents, we have to blaze the trail. The path we travel may be lonely and challenging and the journey long and tiring, but we are not alone. The awesome voice of God echoes from the mountain “….never will I leave you, never will I forsake you” (Hebrews 13:5) “God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble” (Psalms 46:1)

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Leadership Change

The incumbent chairman, Peter Yew, stepped down at the 6th AGM held on 24th May 2014 having served in this position since the Association was formed in 2008, and prior to that as chairman of Pusat Berdikari Seremban from 2004. In his farewell address he thanked his staff and fellow committee members for their valuable work and assistance. The new chairman is Ms Rebecca Backus assisted by Ms Mable Chin. We look forward to a new chapter in the work of this community service to empower the learning disabled to find jobs.