Saturday, July 19, 2008

Our Achievements

D&S chartered many successes despite working under limited resources and manpower. The very first project undertaken was the setting up of a vibrant self-advocacy group consisting of only 4 youth members in May 11, 1995. Sponsored and supported by D&S, membership grew to 8 by early 1996. They later called themselves United Voice (or better known as UV).

~ United Voice
UV created history on 12 July 2005 for being the 1st Society led by persons with LD being recognised by Registrar of Societies (ROS) in Malaysia. Membership increased to 70 by end of 2005. They continued to make further progress by setting up an Employment Project which created jobs for 15 members specializing in handmade cards, magnets, bookmarks and Saori products.

UV is now helping to set up similar groups throughout Malaysia. For more details, please click on to

~ ESCAP (Economic & Social Commission) Award 2000
D&S received special mentioned from the United Nation and won the ESCAP Award 2000 for our contribution towards empowerment of persons with disabilites.

~ One Voice
A monthly column in The STAR paper on Disability has been coordinated by us since 2004.

~ Personal Safety Project
D&S is part of the curriculum development group to teach children with special need and intend to undertake it as a nationwide project in the near future.

~ 'i PLAY TOY' Library
Set up to serves the marginalized communities in collaboration with a private company called E2L Sdn Bhd.

~ D&S Review
A quarterly Newsletter distributed to about 3,000 individuals and organizations.

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