PERSATUAN ORANG-ORANG PEKAK SARAWAK (SARAWAK SOCIETY FOR THE DEAF)
To be the bridge that connects the Deaf and the hearing community through Deaf awareness activities and allow equal access and opportunities to all areas of life within the community for the Deaf with trust, respect, integrity and transparency.
To establish Early Intervention Programme for young Deaf children's education achievement on par with their hearing peers.
To enhance their talent and enable them to progress with confidence towards achieving their full potential.
To provide support to assist the Deaf in learning new skills, increase their self-development and be self-reliant in life.
2. Social Support
To be the welfare support platform for the Deaf and their family through trainings, employment and entrepreneurship.
3. Public Awareness
To deliver quality Sign Language and Deaf Awareness Training programme to improve hearing people understanding of Deaf culture, difficulties the Deaf face and communication issues the Deaf faces at work or in social situations.
Latar Belakang Pertubuhan
The Sarawak Society for the Deaf (SSD) was initiated by the Lions Club of Kuching Host in the 1980's. Since its inception, SSD has been functioning as a Charitable Organisation working with and for the Deaf community in Kuching in particular and Sarawak generally.
The activités carried out then during the early years following its formation were mainly with the young adults and preschoolers. The teenagers or young adults were mainly those who had no formal education and were taught Sign Language, arts & crafts, cookery and simple sewing. The pre-school programme went on successfully for many years until when the Government Education department started a similar programme.
The society was housed at various rented premises until it managed to acquire a piece of land from the State Government. The Society moved into its own three floored building on 16th June 2002, located at Lot 1862, Lorong Laksamana 8, off Jalan Laksamana Cheng Ho, 93200 Kuching, Sarawak.
Membership now stands more than 300 members, comprising of school children, young adults and working adults who regularly meet on weekends at the Society's premises.
School children, young adults and working adults from the Deaf and hard-hearing community.
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Public awareness, day care - early intervention, job matching, vocational training, motivational camps, database, parents of Deaf Support Group and boarding facilities.
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