Wings Melaka

Wings Melaka's mission is to make a difference in the lives of people with disabilities and their families by providing learning opportunities that will enable them to achieve their full potential. As an expression of God's love, Wings Melaka embraces the following values: Compassion, Acceptance, Integrity and Hope.
Jul 22, 2014

Second Quarterly Update 2014

EIP during a one-to-one session
EIP during a one-to-one session

We’ve reached the second half of the year and our activities for the past 3 months include:

Parents Support Group on 24th May 2014

Our guest speaker for the event is Ms. Wong Tze Ping, a Speech Language Therapist from University of Nottingham, Malaysia Campus. During the session, she helped us understand better on the development of speech and shared with us strategies and tips on encouraging speech, language and communication of a child.

The event was an interactive one as there are parents who also shared their experiences and how they helped/encouraged their child’s communication skills.

5th National Early Childhood Intervention Conference (NECIC 2014) from 4th to 7th June 2014

The event was held in Kolej Sains Kesihatan Bersekutu (KSKB) Sultan Azlan Shah, Ulu Kinta, Ipoh, Perak. The theme for the conference is “Passion has no Parameters” and it focuses on (1) inspiring families to be involved, (2) inclusive education, advocacy and needs beyond EIP, (3) sharing our pain, hope and ideas, behavioural management & skills transfer and (4) policy and managers. 

Participants of the event consist of locals and international attendees. All staff from Wings Melaka attended the event.

Visit from the dentist on 21st and 22nd July 2014

There was a visit from Klinik Pergigian Klebang Besar, Melaka consisting of a dentist and 3 nurses to our centre. They did dental screenings and a presentation on “How to Brush Teeth” during the session. We are able to understand better about dental health i.e. why and what we should do to take care of our teeth & gums.

As to-date, we are supporting 27 students in EIP, 5 students in SAP and 8 students in YAP with 6 teachers in EIP & SAP, 5 trainers in YAP and a centre manager.

A big thank you for your constant support as it is a blessing to us in our work in Wings!

SAP during Art & Craft
SAP during Art & Craft
SAP playing football
SAP playing football
YAP preparing lunch
YAP preparing lunch
PSG with Ms. Wong Tze Ping
PSG with Ms. Wong Tze Ping
Dental Visit
Dental Visit
Apr 28, 2014

First Quarterly Update 2014

EIP during play time
EIP during play time

It has been a blessed start of the year for us as we continue to reach out and share our work with the parents and the community. Activities for the past 3 months include:

Coffee Session on 21st February 2014

Parents from our EIP Groups 1 & 3 organised the event. They each brought a meal to share with other parents from other groups/programmes. It was a fun-filled time as they share stories and life experiences with one another as well as encouraging each other in their walk with their child.

Parents Support Group on 23rd March 2014

Our guest speaker is Dr. Alefiya Nomanbhoy, Assistant Professor in Special Needs and Director of Postgraduate Taught Programmes at the School of Education, University of Nottingham, Malaysia Campus. Emphasis on the topic shared was on behaviour management i.e. “Using an Intervention Continuum to Manage Behaviours”.

In this session, participants were taught on how to identify a problem behaviour, understanding it and subsequently finding solutions to manage it. It was an enlightening session as it gives us a better understanding of managing and teaching our students/children more effectively.

YAP outing to TESCO Melaka on 14th April 2014

Our young adult trainees and their instructors went to the shopping mall via the public bus. They each bought groceries on their respective shopping list and had lunch together before heading back to the centre. They had lots of fun during the outing and enjoy the time spent with their friends and instructors.

 

As to-date our centre has 17 students in EIP, 5 students in SAP and 8 trainees in YAP supported by staff force of 4 teachers for EIP & SAP, 4 trainers for YAP, an administrator and a centre manager. 

We are grateful for your continuous support and encouragement to our work throughout the years. It has been a blessing to our centre as well as in touching the lives of those who are in need.

Thank you!

SAP during Art & Craft
SAP during Art & Craft
YAP
YAP's outing to Tesco
Coffee Session
Coffee Session
PSG with Dr. Alefiya
PSG with Dr. Alefiya
Jan 28, 2014

4th Quarterly Updates

Sketch Performance for Graduation Party 2013
Sketch Performance for Graduation Party 2013

It had been an exciting past 3 months with activities as follows:

Graduation Party 2013 on November 2013

Wings Melaka organized a Graduation Party for students who are graduating from the EIP & SAP programmes. The event was held on 27th November 2013 in our premises. A total of 79 people (ie parents/relatives/children) and 9 staff attended the graduation party.

It was a fun-filled event with performances by students and trainees from all 3 programmes i.e EIP, SAP and YAP. There was also a certificate presentation to our graduating students (3 from EIP and 4 from SAP) by our Chairman, Mr Chee Kong Chi and a cake cutting ceremony.

Workshop with Robert Deller in December 2014

7 of Wings Melaka staff attended a one day workshop organized by SPICES in EFC Wangsa Maju on 4th December 2013. The workshop is conducted by Mr Robert Deller, a child psychologist from UK on the topic of “Sexuality”. It was also attended by staff from other centres namely SPICES, OrKids, Early Steps and Bridges EIP.

It was a great time of learning and sharing with each other on how to teach children with learning difficulties about their own sexuality i.e boy/girl, their differences, puberty etc. We also shared and discussed about past situations that we faced and on how we managed them or could have managed them.

Inventory takes on December 2013

As the students and trainees are on a one month break in December, the staff preps up for the upcoming New Year. They did inventory takes for the Toy & Resource Centre as well as preparing teaching materials for the students and trainees for 2014.

Start of a New Year on January 2014

It was back to school for the students and trainees after a month’s holiday. We started the year with 15 students in EIP, 6 students in SAP and 7 trainees in YAP.

We are thankful for your generous contributions and support as they have helped us spurn the work forward. As we start a new year, we hope that we could reach out and provide support to more families with special needs children and young adults.

Certificate Presentation to Graduating Students
Certificate Presentation to Graduating Students
Mr Deller during the workshop
Mr Deller during the workshop
Toy & Resource Centre after Inventory takes
Toy & Resource Centre after Inventory takes
EIP playing colour parachute
EIP playing colour parachute
SAP students playing wooden puzzles
SAP students playing wooden puzzles
YAP in session
YAP in session
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