FIFTY-FIVE secondary school students from Perlis experienced an eye-opening visit to the Cerebral Palsy (Spastic) Children’s Associa-tion of Penang with Raja Muda of Perlis Tuanku Syed Faizuddin Putra Jamalullail and his consort Tuanku Lailatul Shahreen Akashah Khalil.
B. Mridhul Nair, 16, from SMK Derma, Perlis, said he was thankful to be among the students picked for the visit.
“I was touched by the children’s innocence. We are glad to have met them,” said Mridhul.
In his speech, the Raja Muda praised the association and parents for their dedication towards the care and development of children with cerebral palsy.
“I hope parents with special children out there will remain patient and nurture a strong fighting spirit like the parents here.
“They should be more open -minded and stay positive always,” said the Raja Muda at the Ong Kim Seng Hall at the association in Jalan Masjid Negeri recently.
Association president Ng Fook On said the visit was organised by Yayasan Tuanku Syed Putra Perlis.
Ng thanked the Raja Muda for his contribution of RM3,000.
“Among the programmes offered here are an early intervention programme, preschool and primary classes.
“We also provide speech therapy, physiotherapy, occupational therapy and computer classes.
“Sheltered workshops and practical classes are held for students who have graduated,” said Ng, adding that the association was established in 1962.