|Contact person||George Cheng (Secretary)|
|Head of organisation||Michelle Lai (Principal)|
|Phone number||+605 546 0949|
|Phone number||+6012 5544 282/+6012 560 2088|
|Fax number||+605 549 6627|
|Year of establishment||1995|
|Address||IPOH: No.3, Jalan Kuching, Canning Garden, 31400 Ipoh, Perak; LAHAT: Lot 75242, Jln Kg Changkat Lalang, 31500 Lahat|
- Educational Toys
Who are we
The New Horizons Society was initiated in March 1995 by Malaysian CARE in Kuala Lumpur with the support of the Ipoh Pastors’ Fellowship and churches in Ipoh. The Society was registered in May 1996 and is being managed by a committee of Christians from different churches.
1) To provide training, care services to empower disabled persons, regardless of race and religion
2) To encourage, to provide useful information, to counsel and to create awareness of the facilities available at the Society to families and care-givers of disabled people
3) To create awareness about ” Disability” to the public and to encourage the community to get involved in the projects for the disabled
The ” Early Intervention Programme” for pre-school children ( up to 7 years of age) and babies with slow development and learning difficulties was the first project undertaken by the New Horizons Society in 1995. They started the Programme with 20 children. This Programme involves both the disabled children and their parents or the care-giver. Classes are conducted in small groups of 6 to 7 children per session. The children develop their concentration and discipline to work through play activities.
The results were extremely encouraging. Since January 1996, the Society had been running at full capacity of 40 children. In January 1997, 13 Early Intervention Programme “Graduates” were integrated into government schools where their progress has been monitored by New Horizons’ staff.
Home programmes were also being run for disabled children who were not recruited into the centre-based programmes. Currently, they have 30 children at their Canning Garden Branch and 25 at their Pengkalan Centre in this Programme. They hope to recruit more children when they have more staff. Their present staff consists of four teachers and three volunteers. In July 2003, their second centre, New Horizons Pengkalan Centre was opened.
New Horizons Society hopes to start the “Parents’ Resource Centre” by the end of this year. It will be a library for teachers, parents and disabled children. This facility will be opened to everyone, including those who were not recruited into the centre-based programme. Books or reference materials that can be found will include articles about disabilities, children’s’ books, educational toys and teaching aids.
1) Donations – in cash or in kind (teaching aids ,educational toys in good condition) The Society is always in need of funds to help finance their on-going projects
2) Volunteers are constantly needed to help in the projects undertaken. They will be needed to help in the setting up of the Resource Centre – the wrapping of books, recording, helping out with the making of teaching aids etc
3) Teachers are encouraged to apply. Christians who have a keen interest in this field and love to work with children are preferred. They must at least have Form 5 education and are fluent in English and Bahasa Malaysia. They must be below 35 years of age, have worked with children is appreciated and training will be provided.
4) Cheques Made Payable to: New Horizons Society
How to find us
Go along Jalan Keliling in Canning Garden. Look out for Methodist Church. Take Jalan Aitken – the road next to the church. Take the second left turning – Jalan Kok Yoon San. Follow the road to the end. At the junction ( Jalan Kuching), take a left. New Horizons Society is on your left