Job opportunities for the disabled

THE Hope Factory, set up by the Beautiful Gate Foundation for the Disabled, is now ready for operations.

A dinner will be held for the disabled to enable them to learn more about its services and activites.

The “Get To Know Us Welcome Dinner” will be held on April 14 from 3pm to 6pm at the centre located at Taman Perindustrian Puchong.

The disabled from Puchong, Subang, Shah Alam, Putrajaya and Cyberjaya, as well as well-wishers, are welcome to attend the event.

Hope Factory aims to provide training and job opportunities for the disabled by conducting recycling activities and packaging services.

With seven other centres set up in various locations nationwide, Beautiful Gate Foundation for the Disabled executive director Sia Siew Chin (pic) said she was grateful for the support from the public.

“We are very grateful to DAP Seputeh MP Teresa Kok and Subang Jaya Municipal Council for their help.

“The Puchong community has also been generous. We have managed to raise funds for the renovation of the centre via two fundraisers. We were able to complete renovation works in two years,” she said.

The two-storey centre will offer its recycling services on the ground floor while the second floor will be used for training and packaging services. There will be about 15 disabled people working on each floor.

Puchong Beautiful Gate Centre Management Committee chairman Tan Hoe Hing said they needed the support and assistance of the Puchong community to help Hope Factory operate in an efficient and sustainable manner.

“I hope they will come forward as volunteers to help us operate.

“Companies can also outsource their packaging to us and help the disabled earn a living,” he said.

Puchong Beautiful Gate Centre superintendent Elaine Sia said the Hope Factory was operating with minimal equipment.

“We still need donations from the public to buy more equipment,” she said.

Some of these items include two water dispensers. rice cooker, 10 computers, a one-tonne lorry, 80 recycle bins, compress machines, photostat machine, printer and scanner.

For enquiries, call 012-304 1941 / 019-384 9921 (Ng).

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