During the first visit to PDK Putrajaya, we started it off with an ice-breaking session with the trainees. Then, a few of us help this wheel-chaired girl with her physiotherapy session while the rest of us assist the preschool and adults group with their learning by the usage of interactive flash cards.
During the second visit, we sang patriotic songs since it was the Merdeka week. One of my group mates and I continued the day by teaching the preschool kids about colors and how to differentiate them. We also played with some toys too. Meanwhile, the other group mates had a ‘Creative Learning Session’ with the disabled adults group. We played with balloon, did some drawing and learnt how to spell their names correctly. After that is the dancing session with all the trainees and teacher. Before we wrapped up for the day, there was a work presentation by the each of the trainee where they had to present their art work in front of the class.
During the third visit, my group mates and I helped out the teachers to repaint the classrooms at PDK Putrajaya.
I interacted with the trainees at PDK Putrajaya by many ways, depending on the age and the type of disability. For example, I interacted with the preschool kids one-on-one, because he/she has a lack of communicative skill and so I had to focus on one kid at a time and spoke directly to him in a clear and intelligible way. Then only, he/she would respond to me. Other than that, I interacted with the teachers by teamwork and cooperation when we painted together. I really felt like we had bonded really well with the teachers.
Throughout the whole activities carried out during the three visits, I hope to shrink away from having the usual perceptions of the social norms towards these people with disabilities. I want to be able to understand them, thus connect with them wholly. Besides that, I hope that the trainees will have fun and enjoy themselves with the joyful activities that we carry