Aug 30, 2018

3rd Update 2018

Staff with YB Khairy Jamaluddin during AIM 2018
Staff with YB Khairy Jamaluddin during AIM 2018

Our past few months were colourful with activities including:

Autism Initiatives Malaysia (AIM) Symposium 2018 from 13/07/18 to 14/07/18

5 of our staff attended the event which was held in JW Marriot Hotel, KL. Our advisor, Mrs Yammy Ang also serves as Chairman for AIM. The sessions catered mostly on topics related to the Autism Spectrum Condition (ASC). We had a refreshing time with the sharing/topic presentations as well as interactive sessions arranged during the symposium.

Pre-concert & Coffee Session with the Philharmonic Society of Selangor’s team on 21/07/18

It was a fun afternoon out as we had a sing-along (with all staff, children and their families) under the rain tree with the Philharmonic Society of Selangor’s team. We then had a casual tea-break where we were able to fellowship and get to know more about each other’s work over makan!

Wings Melaka’s 20th Anniversary Celebration on 22/07/18

Our special day was hosted by Hatten Hotel, Melaka. We were also blessed with breathtaking choir performances by the Philharmonic Society of Selangor’s team titled “Music & Laughter”. They certainly did entertain the attendees with their fun and energetic singing and dancing. The event was followed by a high-tea reception by the hotel.

Parents Support Group on 25/08/18

Our guest speaker for the event was Ms Winnie Chin, a mother with a young adult son with autism. She shared about her journey with her son, Kevin who loves animals and is now working as a dog behaviourist. She encouraged parents to not give up but to explore and tap on their children’s passion and strength.

Our trainees from our Young Adults Program (YAP) also did some catering work as well as operating their café for the past few months. We are thankful to friends as well as to the community for their support.

To-date, we have 31 students in EIP, 14 students in SAP and 9 trainees in YAP – supported by a staff of 5 EIP/SAP teachers, 3 trainers, 1 head coach, 1 administrator and 1 executive director.

Thank you!

Sing along under the rain tree
Sing along under the rain tree
Wings Melaka's 20th Anniversary Celebration
Wings Melaka's 20th Anniversary Celebration
Parents Support Group with Ms Winnie Chin
Parents Support Group with Ms Winnie Chin
YAP during one of their catering events
YAP during one of their catering events
Jun 4, 2018

2nd Update 2018

PSG with Mr Philip Lim
PSG with Mr Philip Lim

Centre activities for the past 3 months include:

Coffee Session on 16/03/18

Parents gathered together and had a great time fellowshipping over dinner. After that, there were a few sharing sessions by:

1)    Our Heach Coach, Ms Lois Fu also shared about methods/ways that parents can use to help develop their children’s communication skills.

2)    Our Executive Director, Ms Chan Saw Si shared about the importance of having support groups amongst parents.

3)    One of our trainees' parent, Mdm Yong shared about her journey with her son and encouraged parents to never give up in their own walk with their children.

Outing to Melaka Bird Park on 21/03/18

Our students and trainees had a wonderful time at the Melaka Bird Park. They got the chance to walk around the park with many variety of birds as well as feeding them!

Parents Support Group (PSG) on 07/04/18

We are blessed to have our Treasurer, Mr Philip Lim to share about the SATIR model in our first PSG for the year. It was an enlightening time as those who attended the sharing are able to understand more about their own self especially in knowing and using self-knowledge to cope with possible elements of stress.

Dentist Visits on 07/05/18 & 08/05/18

It is the time of the year again when we welcomed a team of dentists and nurses from Klinik Pergigian Klebang to our centre for their annual visit. They did a presentation on how to clean and take care of our teeth as well as dental checkups on our students and trainees.

Parents Support Group on 12/05/18

Our guest speaker for the session was Mr Wan Huey Boon, a Speech and Language Therapist (SLT) who shared on the topic “Treatments that are available for speech, language and oromotor issues”. He not only shared about the treatment methods, he shared about the importance of knowing and understanding a child as well as explaining more in depth about the definition of ‘speech’, ‘language’ and ‘communication’ and how we can encourage a child to develop these skills.

Our young adults trainees also started their swimming lessons during the month and they most certainly enjoyed themselves there!

To-date, we have 31 students in EIP, 14 students in SAP and 7 trainees in YAP – supported by a staff of 5 EIP/SAP teachers, 3 trainers, 1 head coach, 1 administrator and 1 executive director.

We are grateful and thankful for your support!

Sharing during Coffee Session
Sharing during Coffee Session
Trainees feeding birds at the park
Trainees feeding birds at the park
A dentist briefing students & their parents
A dentist briefing students & their parents
PSG with Mr Wan Huey Boon
PSG with Mr Wan Huey Boon
YAP during their swimming lesson
YAP during their swimming lesson
Mar 6, 2018

1st Update 2018

Youths from YFAM doing some spring cleaning
Youths from YFAM doing some spring cleaning

Our year started with the following events:

Volunteers from 03/01/18 to 03/02/18

8 youths from an NGO called Youth For A Mission volunteered at our centre throughout the month. We were blessed as they helped us in making our teaching aids for our students as well as in spring cleaning our centre.

YAP car wash from 12/02/18 to 14/02/18

Our trainees and trainers from YAP held a 3-day car wash event as Chinese New Year (CNY) was around the corner. They vacuumed and cleaned our clients’ and staff’s cars.

YAP CNY visitations on 21/02/18

It was a fun day out for our trainees and trainers as they visited each other’s houses during the festivity. There were lots of shared joy & laughter, fellowship and… food!

YAP café operations

YAP trainees prepared nasi lemak and mixed rice for their cafe operations on:

  • 10/01/18 : Ladies Christian Fellowship
  • 26/01/18 : Our chairman and advisor with visitors from Malaysian Care
  • 23/02/18 : Korean Youth Mission Team led by Pastor Choi

CNY Celebration on 28/02/18

Staff and YAP trainees got together to toss the yee sang to usher in the new year. The trainees had an exciting time as they tossed the dish and ate some light refreshments too.

To-date, we have 28 students in EIP, 13 students in SAP and 7 fulltime & 4 part time trainees in YAP – supported by a staff of 6 EIP/SAP teachers, 3 trainers, 1 head coach, 1 administrator and 1 executive director.

We would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to all who have supported our work here. It is an encouragement to us as we continue to reach out to families in need. Thank you!

Trainees cleaning a car for CNY car wash event
Trainees cleaning a car for CNY car wash event
YAP during their CNY visitations
YAP during their CNY visitations
With visitors from Malaysian Care
With visitors from Malaysian Care
Ladies Christian Fellowship at our cafe
Ladies Christian Fellowship at our cafe
Some youths from Korean Youth Mission Team
Some youths from Korean Youth Mission Team
Staff & YAP trainees tossing the yee sang
Staff & YAP trainees tossing the yee sang
SAP preparing yee sang ingredients
SAP preparing yee sang ingredients
EIP tossing the yee sang during story time
EIP tossing the yee sang during story time
 
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