Persatuan Kebajikan Insan Istimewa Melaka (Joy Workshop)

Children, Differently Abled, Recommended

Contact personParasuraman Leela Laxmi
Phone number+606 286 5572
Phone number+6016 – 643 5772 (Leela)
Fax number+606 286 5570
Year of establishment1999
Address55, SP4, Taman Semabok Perdana, Semabok 75050, Melaka. Malaysia
Tax exempt charityYes
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The PKIIM (Joy Workshop Melaka) founded in 1999 for PWDs (Persons with Disabilities) to improve their quality of life via integration in society through employment opportunities and enhanced community living skill.  The workshop is an avenue for work training and pre-vocational experience leading to sheltered workshop, home-based industry or open employment opportunities. This will indirectly reduce their dependency on family and caregivers, thus paving a way for a brighter future and a more meaningful life.

This is a stepping stone for them who otherwise would be confined to their homes as there are limited opportunities for them in Melaka. Over the past ten years, more focus has been given to the physically disabled. Special schools can only enrol those with learning disabilities until the age of 20 years. After that, it is up to the individual’s families to fend for themselves or get into vocational training centres under the Government if they meet the criteria.

Without this service, the people we represent would face a life of seclusion and social isolation. Since the service commenced, we have trained more than 100 students with our intake coming from homes, schools, welfare centres and other NGO’s.

Joy Workshop is registered with the Registrar of Societies, Inland Revenue Board and the Welfare Department.

Our objectives

  • To provide basic pre-vocational environment.
  • To provide a sheltered workshop.
  • To act as a centre for social and recreational activities.
  • To create public awareness in Melaka for this marginalised group.
  • To provide support and advice to families or their caregivers with sufficient information so as to enable them to advocate as best as possible for their future.
  • To offer a base to enquire of future employment possibilities by employers/companies for those who qualify for open employment market.

The Future

To build a vocational centre to train mentally-challenged adults for employment viability and independent living. This will include a sheltered workshop, a thrift shop, canteen, classes (specializing in craft work, sewing and functional academics), gymnasium, resource library, multi-purpose hall, a group home and hostel facilities.

Estimated Monthly Expenditure: Please contact home directly

Our needs

The centre welcomes committed volunteers, donations and any other help which you can offer. Volunteers can contribute in areas such as art/craft, music (singing/dancing/percussion), sports and others. Please contact the centre directly.

Mondays to Fridays: 9am to 5pm

Cash donation and donations in kind welcomed.

All cash donations are to be made on crossed cheques, payable to
‘Persatuan Kebajikan Insan Istimewa Melaka.’
Current Account No. : 0401-0567758-05-2
CIMB Bank Taman Melaka Raya
Swift code No. : CIBBMYKL

All donations are exempted from tax.

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