SHAH ALAM, 19 Oct: The Selangor State Government will implement the People With Disabilities (PWD) Special Assistance Scheme as an incentive to this group to be able to independently raise their living standards.
The Executive Councillor in charge of Women’s Affairs, Rodziah Ismail said the implementation of this scheme will be presented in the 2014 Budget in November which provides for various programmes benefiting PWD in the long run.
Rodziah said this scheme aims to provide equal opportunities to all parties in hopes that the group will achieve success together.
“PWD will be given a clear direction for their future shortly after graduating by taking up, for example, the Urban Micro Credit Scheme (MiMBAR) which has successfully produced entrepreneurs with small loans.
“I want PWD to emulate the success through their own effort,” she said after visiting the Ramah Daily Care and Rehabilitation Centre here in Section 10.
During the visit, Rodziah spent time mingling with 20 special children and presented contributions in the form of toys for learning from the State Government.
In other developments, Rodziah who is also the Assemblywoman for Batu Tiga said she will discuss with local authorities to provide a more comfortable area for the convenience of PWD children at the care centre.
She said halls, buildings or state government quarters which are unused will be considered as a new location for the care centre.
“The Council hopes that any unused halls may be proposed to replace the existing care centre.
“We will also discuss for any unused government buildings to be given to those who need it,” she said.