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Proposal to Purchase Equipments for the Employment Project

United Voice Persatuan Advokasi-Diri Orang Bermasalah Pembelajaran

Selangor & Kuala Lumpur

(1235-05-7) Self – Advocacy Society of Persons with Learning Disabilities

Selangor & Kuala Lumpur (1235-05-7)


Persatuan Advokasi Diri Orang Bermasalah Pembelajaran Selangor & Kuala Lumpur
Self-Advocacy Society Of Persons With Learning Disabilities Selangor & Kuala Lumpur

No.603 A, Jalan 17/12, 46400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia ;
Tel/Fax: 603 79588069; E-mail :; Website:

20 September 2006

Pn Halijah Yahaya Pengarah Jabatan Kebajikan Masyarakat Selangor Tingkat 2, Bangunan Darul Ehsan,

Tel: 03-5544-5417

Dear Pn Halijah,

We would like to present Jabatan Kebajikan Masyarakat Selangor with a proposal outlining our appeal for funds for United Voice to purchase equipments for the Employment Project which is currently providing jobs for 15 persons with learningdisabilities (PWLDs).

This proposal will outline the objectives and benefits of having the equipments in the Employment Project. We propose to invest in a printer, name card cutter, computer and ADOBE Illustrator software. This proposal presents the current situation of the Employment Project and provides an analysis of why the equipments are a profitable investment to expand the income-generating project.

United Voice aims to create employment for persons with learning disabilities toaddress the issue faced by PWLDs who do not have job opportunities in open employment. We hope that funds can be granted to United Voice to create more employment for PWLDs.

Thank you.

Yours sincerely,

Johari Bin Jamali
President of United Voice

Employment Project Skip to next paragraph 3

United Voice started a hand-made card business in 2003 to create employment for persons with learning disabilities who are unable to secure a job in the openemployment because of very few job opportunities for persons with moderate and severe learning disabilities. It started with 7 members and has now increased to 15 members. A member of United Voice who is a slow learner is full-time staff who is the Assistant Project Coordinator.

Currently 15 people who are working in United Voice are persons with Down Syndrome, Autism, William’s Syndrome and Global Developmental Delay. They workfrom 9am to 4pm every Tuesday and Thursday. Some who are higher function work4 or 5 days a week. The Employment Project workers are paid a monthly salary, EPF, SOCSO and a yearly bonus. They also receive a monthly allowance of RM200 from the government. The workers are paid a bonus based on their productivity.

Profiles of Workers Skip to submenu

No Name Age Diagnosis Monthly allowance

2006 *

Bonus in 2005 – given in Jan


1 Basri Kamil Bin Wan Bukhari 25 Down Syndrome 90.00 256.80
2 Koh Sher Li 29 Down Syndrome 105.00 422.40
3 Kee Wai Han 36 Slow Learner 110.00 892.00
4 Aida Rahayu Bt Abu Bakar 29 Down Syndrome 90.00 265.60
5 Wong Leong Kit 29 Slow Learner 105.00 376.00
6 Mohd Aidil Bin Zulkafli 24 Slow Learner 115.00 587.20
7 Breiv Benedict A/L
19 Down Syndrome 80.00 177.60
8 Jonathan Lee Thien Shui 23 Down Syndrome 80.00 192.80
9 Jennifer Ooi Phaik Hoon 22 Slow Learner 105.00 425.60
10 Syed Abid bin Syed Gulzar 22 Slow Learner 90.00 380.00
11 Irfan Bin Harith 28 Slow Learner 90.00 333.60
12 Alvin Tan Kang Lin 22 William
80.00 214.40
13 Wong Wei Leong 19 Autism 120.00 668.00
14 Eleanore D’Orville 24 Slow Learner 80.00 Joined 2006
15 Irwan Shah Bin Faizul 23 Autism 90.00 272.00
  TOTAL: RM1,340.00 RM6,661.20


The Employment Project Workers make greeting cards, bookmarks, DIY gift boxes, fridge magnets, festival greeting cards, wedding invitation cards and Saori productssuch as coasters and keychains.

We sell the products at schools, annual Christmas charity bazaars, colleges, carnivals and other places where we are given the opportunity to sell our products.

The Objectives of the Employment Project :

  1. To create income generating employment for persons with learning disabilities
  2. To provide on the job training for persons with learning disabilities who are unemployed.
  3. To set a model of an income-generating business to create employment for persons with learning disabilities & conduct training on how to run a small business for other vocational centers for persons with learning disabilities.
  4. To improve the quality of life of persons with learning disabilities by being productive and having a social life at the workplace.

The Employment Project expansion goals for the next two years (2007-2008):

  1. To target 100% salary increment by the end of 2008
  2. To increase the number of working days to 4 or 5 days a week (for the able ones).
  3. To employ 6 more persons with learning disabilities who are currently not employed after leaving school to work in the Employment Project.
  4. To develop more products such as name card and invest in a printer to begin a name card printing business
  5. To be a more self-sufficient project that is able to cover cost of Employment Project support staff.
  6. To be able to have enough resources to train other centers to begin a smallbusiness to create employment for PWLDs in their community.
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