The centre was founded by Mr V. Rajamanikam, then with only seven children, the centre solely depended on public donations. Today, the centre accommodates almost 155 children with age-range that varies from 3 years to 51 years old. Despite having “adults” as our inmates, the centre still term them as “children”.
The word “children” here is used loosely and it reflects the condition and the similar situation with which the young ones are facing. Most of the children are mentally disabled, meaning, they are unable to take care of themselves. Apart from mental deficiency, there are also cases such as Down Syndrome, Spastic, Cerebral Palsy, Hyperactive and Autism. They also have abuse cases and normal cases where the mothers are psychiatric patients and therefore unable to care for the children.
About the founder
For his outstanding work, Mr V. Rajamanikam has received several awards, some of them are “The Guinness Stout Effort Award in 1992 “, “Heart of Gold Award” organised by the News Straits Times in 1996. He has also visited Mother Theresa in 1992. In 1997, Mr Rajamanikam received the P.IS. award from the Sultan of Johor for his humanitarian efforts. The centre has three other branches in Selangor, Kuantan and Melaka. Please visit their comprehensive website www.handicapjb.org.my for more information
Any Volunteer Services Needed: Yes
PUSAT PENJAGAAN KANAK-KANAK TERENCAT AKAL Melaka / HANDICAPPED & MENTALLY RETARDED CHILDREN CENTRE MELAKA
No.C-5315 Jalan Penghulu, ABBAS, Bukit Baru 2 75150 , Melaka
PERSON OF IN CHARGE : EN MOHD YAHYA
PUSAT PENJAGAAN KANAK KANAK TERENCAT AKAL MELAKA
Persatuan Penjagaan Kanak-Kanak Terencat Akal, Melaka
|Mr. R. Farimanalan @ DavidContact Person|
|+606 232 2530Phone Number|
|+606 232 2529Fax Number|
|No.C-5315 Jalan Penghulu, ABBAS, Bukit Baru 2 75150, MelakaAddress|