The Association for Mentally Retarded Children Seberang Perai Utara Butterworth was officially registered on 12.9.1992, as a non profit able welfare organisation. Its primary objective is to provide basic education, living skills and welfare aids to the mentally handicapped children in Seberang Perai Utara, Butterworth.

Way back in 1976, it was initiated by a group of concerned parents, social workers and some voluntary clubs in and around Butterworth to form a centre to cater for this group of handicapped children. In the early stage, there were about 12 children and was managed by 2 teachers on a voluntary basis.

First patron of this centre was our beloved “Bapa Kemerdekaan” Yang Teramat Mulia Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra Al-Haj.

At present PEKTAS is managed by a Committee comprising of members, and is under the direct jurisdiction of District Welfare Department of Butterworth with PENGERUSI JAWATANKUASA KESIHATAN, KEBAJIKAN & MASYARAKAT PENYAYANG KERAJAAN NEGERI PULAU PINANG as our Patron.

We now have a new school building of our own for these unfortunate children in Mak Mandin Butterworth. There are 7 classrooms and 50 registered Mentally Retarded Children receiving basic education and training from 7 dedicated teachers. This centre is managed by a supervisor and assisted by a clerk.

We moved into this new building on 24th November 1997, and was declared opened on 17.04.1998 by Y.B.Datuk Paduka Hajjah Zaleha Binti Ismail Minister of Welfare and Social Development Malaysia. The centre is in full operation now. We hope that these handicap children will be self dependant and be useful and productive citizens in years to come.

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Sekolah Pendidikan Khas Harapan (PEKTAS)

EN. Ng Mo YongContact Person
[email protected] Email
+604 3236 493 Phone Number
+604 3247 872 Fax Number
Established since 1992Year of Establishment
: ROS P007/2009 Registration Number
No. 7067, Jalan Mak Mandin, Mak Mandin 13400 Butterworth Pulau Pinang Address
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