About Us

Towards a caring society

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The centre in Pengkalan Chepa, Kota Bharu, Kelantan

Yayasan Orang Kurang Upaya Kelantan (YOKUK) or Kelantan Foundation For The Disabled, is a charitable foundation established to alleviate the plight of people with disabilities and to give them a meaningful life. First started in July 1999, at the Rumah Seri Kenangan, Pengkalan Chepa, Kelantan, YOKUK now provide services to approximately 3,300 registered clients free of charge.

The one-stop centre at Jalan Padang Tembak, Pengkalan Chepa provide all kinds of therapy services, welfare services and also vocational training.

YOKUK aims to build on the spirit of a caring society through its Community-based Rehabilitation Program (CBR). The underlying structure of the CBR Program is founded upon the principles that the local community, in which the disabled people reside, has the duty and responsibility to assist them to fully realize their equal rights as citizens and human beings.

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Clients discussing activities at the centre

Therefore, the clients registered with YOKUK are with their family at their home. They come to the centre daily for therapy program, workshop, vocational class or any other activities. For clients who come from poor families or live in impoverished rural areas hence can’t afford to come to our centre, YOKUK will visit them at their homes. During this visit, we teach the family member on how to take care of the disabled as well as do simple therapy.

 

Sahabat YOKUK

Sahabat YOKUK,  satu kumpulan sukarelawan yang terdiri daripada professional-professional, membantu Yayasan Orang Kurang Upaya Kelantan dalam usaha memberikan perkhidmatan kepada golongan OKU. Sahabat YOKUK yang diketuai oleh Pensyarah Perubatan di Jabatan Pediatrik, USM Kubang Kerian, Prof Madya Dr. Hans Van Rostenberghe kini mempunyai sukarelawan-sukarelawan dari pelbagai bidang termasuk Pakar Kanak-kanak, Pakar Kesihatan Awam, Pakar Pergigian, Pakar Pemakanan, Kejururawatan, Fisioterapi dan sebagainya. Sukaralewan professional ini adalah dari Hospital USM dan juga Hospital Kota Bharu. Orang perseorangan bukan dari bidang perubatan juga diharap akan menyertai Sahabat YOKUK untuk membantu golongan OKU ini.

Pelajar perubatan dan pergigian USM juga menjadikan lawatan ke rumah klien YOKUK (home visit) sebagai sebahagian daripada kegiatan ko-kurikulum di USM.Mereka berusaha agar klien-klien YOKUK dapat mengecapi kehidupan yang lebih baik.

Dilancarkan pada tahun 2004 dan dipengerusikan oleh Prof Madya Dr. Hans, projek pertama Sahabat YOKUk adalah Hari Terbuka Sahabat YOKUK pada 24 Februari 2005. Aktiviti Sahabat YOKUK termasuk Klinik Kanak-Kanak dan Dewasa dan perkhidmatan pergigian. Sahabat YOKUK juga menganjurkan sukaneka yang disertai oleh kanak-kanak Sindrom Down

Untuk memudahkan perhubungan dikalangan sukarelawan Sahabat YOKUK, satu newsgroup telah dibuat iaitu : http://groups.yahoo.com/group/sahabat_yokuk/

Ia terbuka untuk semua orang yang berminat untuk menyertai newsgroup ini.

One Thought on “About Us

  1. ain on 21/02/2013 at 8:12 am said:

    Salam.. How To Be a Part Time Volunteer in This Society ?

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