About St. Paul’s Day Training Centre, Petaling Jaya

  

THE ST. PAUL’S DAY TRAINING CENTRE

Lorong Utara Kecil

46200 Petaling Jaya

Selangor

Tel: 03-79563309 / 79560942

Fax: 03-79578548

Email stpaulsdtc@yahoo.com

 

The St. Paul’s Day Training Centre  exists as a visible expression of Christ’s love to all people, and in obedience to Matthew 25:40:  The King will reply, ‘I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.’

This social concern ministry of St. Paul’s Church is a non-profit project, serving the people of the community, whatever their race or religion.

 

Objectives

 

Ø  To provide a centre for education, opportunities and experiences for the intellectually challenged so that their full potential may be realized.

 

Ø  To provide help from the earliest possible age so that the child’s learning potential can be fully developed.

 

Ø  To provide information, support and guidance to parents and families so that they can better understand and support their “special” family member

 

Ø  To promote public awareness of disabilities and to facilitate the integration of those with learning difficulties into the community

 

Since its inception in 1993, the DTC has expanded from one service/programme (to slow learners) to 6 types of services including  an Early Intervention Programme (EIP) for those below the age of 6 years.

Services for youths and adults are provided through the Day Training Classes (DTC) Group 1 & 2 and a Social Club. There is also a DTC Workshop.  These are based in St. Paul’s Church Hall. 

For those who have completed the programme, employment support is provided, if and when needed.

 

To date over one hundred and thirty persons have benefitted from the services provided by the DTC.

 

July 2010

DESCRIPTION OF SERVICES /PROGRAMMES

 

1.  Bethel Centre Early Intervention Centre

5, Jalan Kenari 10,

Bandar Puchong Jaya,

47100 Puchong Jaya,

Selongor.

Tel: 03-80753078

 

These classes are held in the ground floor of the premises of St. Paul’s “daughter” church, Bethel Centre in Puchong Jaya. 

Children in the programme are aged 2 – 6 years.  Each session lasts from 2 1/2 to 3 hours.  Children attend one or two sessions each week.  Sessions include a one-to-one time of teaching followed by a group session. 

  

2.  DTC Group 1      (Mondays & Thursdays, 9.30 am – 4.00pm)

These classes are for slow learners and those with mild learning disabilities.  Students are aged 14 years and above.  Classes are held twice a week, and the students “graduate” after 2 years.  They are taught living, social, community and pre-vocational skills.  Their programme also includes activities enjoyed by their peers e.g. outings, swimming, Bar-B-Q and camps.  When a “graduate” does not have another place to move on to, he/she is allowed to continue to attend DTC classes so that he/she does not regress.

 

3.  DTC Group 2      (Wednesday, 1.30 – 4.30 pm

The Group 2 students have severe learning disabilities.  One of the objectives is to provide the students with opportunities and experiences of a person their age.   It is also an opportunity for the parents to have respite.  Most trainees are accompanied by a carer.

Classes are held one afternoon a week (Wednesdays).

 

4.  Employment Support

After the students graduate, they continue to be supported in open employment if and when necessary.  The staff would try to source for employment, maintain good relationship with the employer and co-workers while helping the trainee to settle into the job and its environment.

 

5. DTC Workshop (Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Fridays, 9.30 am – 4.00 pm)

The Workshop was launched in August 2007 with 4 trainees.  Work included making cards, craft and jewellery. 

Under the Workshop, the Tabgha Training Café was launched on 22 Feb. 2008.  The Café is held in the Coffee Terrace of Dewan St. Paul.

Trainees who are accepted to the Workshop programme are given a small salary including EPF and Socso contribution.

 

 

6.  The Social Club             (1st Saturday of the month, 9.00 am – 12 noon)

The Social Club is for  teens and adults with learning disabilities.  It includes past and present trainees.  The sessions are fun, emphasizing on interactive and social skills.  programmes include a time of games, craft, singing and choices in food to eat.  Day trips are also organized by the Social Club.  The monthly Club is usually held every 1st Saturday of the month.

 

 

 

 

Updated July, 2010

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