DAYBREAK, acronym for Disabled Adults and Youths Being Rewarded, organised a day-long food carnival on Saturday.
This fund-raising event, launched by Datin Paduka Chew Mei Fun, Deputy Minister in the Ministry of Women, Family and Community Development, was well-supported by the local community, judging from the public turnout during the carnival.
DAYBREAK (Persatuan Daybreak Untuk Kebajikan Orang-Orang Cacat, Kinta, Perak) was initiated by the Social Concerns Committee of the Canning Garden Methodist Church in 1992.
As a training ground for those with disabilities to pick up various skills, DAYBREAK grew from its rented shop house in Ipoh Old Town to a separate training department in Gopeng, and subsequently by the end of 2000, relocated to its own building in Pengkalan.
Trainees at DAYBREAK produce a popular range of home décor accessories such as cushion covers and quilts, as well as bags, aprons and dresses. These are sold at its own handicraft centre in Pengkalan, or at many of the charity fairs held regularly around town. DAYBREAK trainees are also engaged in contract packaging and ensemble of products.
Readers who would like to support DAYBREAK or to enquire about suitable training for people with disability may contact the organisation directly at +605-3235908 or +605-3235909.
DAYBREAK (Persatuan Daybreak Untuk Kebajikan Orang-Orang Cacat, Kinta, Perak)
Add: Lot 75242, Jalan Pulai, RPT Pengkalan Pegoh, 31500 Lahat, Perak.
Tel: 05-3235908 / 05-3235909
Event: The Great DAYBREAK Carnival 2014
Venue: Lot 75242, Jalan Pulai, RPT Pengkalan Pegoh, 31500 Lahat, Perak.
Date: 16th Aug, 2014
Time: 9am – 4pm
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