3 December is international day for disabled people. This day was originally called International Day of Disabled Persons by the United Nations. In 1997 community representatives in Australia changed the name to place greater emphasis on the abilities and achievements of people living with disabilities.

This year, in conjunction with International Day For Disabled Persons, Society of Independent Living for Disabled Selangor, Beautiful Gate Foundation and D to D Services are organizing a “Convoy by Disabled in Kuala Lumpur” (”OKU CONVOY”) with the aim to raise public awareness on the important of barrier free environment and inclusive society, to encourage disabled people to live an independent life, and to raise funds to purchase disability assistive devices. This is the first time a convoy of such nature is being organised in Malaysia by people who have “severe disabilities” in Malaysia.

Details of event:
Date : 6th December 2009
Time : 7.45am to 4.30pm
Venue : Berjaya Times Square

Importance of Assistive Device
A suitable assistive device is very important in enabling a disabled person to pursue an independent life. For example, people who have disabilities need a motorized wheel chair to move around independently. This is the only way that can restore him/her with normal life and leading him/her to live with dignity. Unfortunately, most of the disabled people cannot afford to buy assistive devices which suit to their conditions.

How You Can Help?
You can make this event a success and provide hope of live to OKU by providing monetary contribution and/or to take part in our event as volunteer.

We look forward for your favorable reply. Any enquiries please do not hesitate to contact Sean Lai Yew Hoong (012 2262 037) or Joanne Chan Poh Yen (012 612 6696).

For further information, please click here.

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