Founded in 28 September 1988, Pusat Harian Kanak-kanak Spastik Bandar Ipoh (PHKKS) started with only 5 disabled children under its wing. Previously, our committee members were engaged in donation collection among ourselves (RM 1, 000) just to rent a hall for the home for RM 200 per month. PHKKS plays a crucial role in giving undivided attention to pre-school education, therapy, crafting skills and special counselling to the disabled, and the poor. Thanks to the people who care, now PHKKS already owns a hall, playground, dormitory, and a few facilities such as a small computer lab and an art classroom. Currently, there are 70 registered individuals (the disabled and the poor children) and the elder as well as single mothers whom passionately follow our programmes, activities, special education, and therapy.
Noraniza binti Mohamed Ramly, 28 years old, has gone through therapy training and specialized education at Pusat Harian Kanak-Kanak Spastik Bandar Ipoh (PHKKS) for about 30 years. She came from Kg. Manjoi, Ipoh, Perak with the family background that is not quite well off. At the beginning, she is only able to move with the help from her family as it is very hard for her to move on her own. She is, now, able to move her body parts on her own with the support of specialized equipment and wheelchair after getting the therapy training at PHKKS.
Noraniza suffers from a disease called Hydrocephalus (Acquired Hydrocephalus). This is a condition in which the primary characteristic is excessive accumulation of fluid in the brain. The excessive accumulation of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) results in an abnormal widening of spaces in the brain called ventricles. This widening creates potentially harmful pressure on the tissues of the brain. At the age of 12, she had gone through a surgery to insert a tube (One way valve) in order to optimize the ICP of CSF in her head. Until now, she still goes through daily check-ups to avoid the chances of any complication to happen.
Noraniza is a part of PHKKS; she is one of the 70 individuals that are quite unfortunate. Comparing to the others, with 30 years of going through therapy and specialized education, she is the oldest in PHKKS. We believe that PHKKS helps her in a positive manner in which she is now, a very cheerful person comparing to when she first came in. She was very reserved and not confident with herself due to her impairment. It is great to see the woman she is now, with the ability to draw, count and even sing. She is also always full of confidence and knows how to engage with the society. We believe that she is able to be where she is now due to the support from her family and volunteers at PHKKS and also our fellow donators.
CHILD IMAGE – A child image was designed to show a shorten left leg as compared to the right one. It symbolises the spastic children as the sole recipient to the home.
PADDY FLOWER IMAGE – Bunga padi image was inspired from the same element from the emblem of the State of Perak. It symbolises the affiliation of the home to the state.