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Wednesday, 13 May 2015

Disabled


My classmates and I visited the Pusat Penjagaan Kanak-kanak Cacat (home for disabled children) in Klang for our major community service project. We started the day off by gathering at a petrol station nearby campus around 8.30AM, there were around 50-60 students in 13 different cars so we waited for everyone to arrive before heading off to Klang together. I went in Jasmin's car and the trip going there was a lot of fun because it was my first time going anywhere convoy-style (a group of cars travelling together), and I'm easily amused so I got really excited seeing how all the 13 cars were in a straight line driving together hahaha. 

When we got there, none of us really knew what to expect since we were first timers. So upon entering the gates of the house, the kids stared at us and for a while it was kind of scary but all of us managed to keep calm and get along with them. We served them breakfast of bread and milo, and so we helped by feeding them and that's when we really learned how to deal with disabled children. We also discovered that not all of them were children, some of them were actually adults and the oldest there was about 40 something if I'm not mistaken. 



Our task was simple ; it was to help around and to spend time with them to the best of our ability. We had balloons, ping pong balls and a lot of other things to keep them entertained. Dealing with the disabled needs a lot of patience. Not all of them are the same and it gets overwhelming sometimes but we needed to keep calm no matter what so we wouldn't scare them. Some of them would scream and yell out of nowhere, some would start crying, but with kindness, slowly they'll learn to be comfortable around you. All of us slowly learned their personalities, and we kept doing things that would make them happy and we even taught them new things like how to do a peace sign, and shaking hands, and taking selfies haha. 


































It's sad how we only realise how blessed we are after we meet people who have much less than we do. Not just less in wealth, but less in physical / internal body parts as well. Always remember to thank Allah for what He has given you. We have working body parts, and internals that function normally, and here we are obsessing over our insecurities about our weight and our features. Spending time with these disabled children / adults opened my eyes to how grateful we should be for everything and how so many people need our help and kindness. It's good that when a disaster happens in another country, we all come rushing to help, but never forget that there are still tons of people in our own country that could really use our help too. I tried really hard not to cry yesterday while I was there and I didn't, but I couldn't help but feel extremely sad to see them like that. I wish I had the power to give them all that they need. I listened to one of the caretakers of the house talking about some of the children. Most of them had no family anymore, some of them were abandoned by their own parents, some were left there at the house. Sigh. It breaks my heart. I pray Allah gives them the best in the hereafter, if not in this world. 

After spending hours with them, we had to go home. A lot of us were sad to leave, and they were sad that we had to leave too. But for what it's worth, I'm sure both parties had a memorable time together. It was definitely an unforgettable experience for me. 

"Do not look to those above you. Look to those below you, as it will more likely remind you of the favours Allah has bestowed upon you." - Reported by Muslim, Hadeeth.




OH and by the way, if you guys are interested in attending this year's Being ME conference on the 13th of June, get your tickets here : http://being-me.org/malaysia/?ref=240A3

It's a women's only conference and this year the theme is 'Love, Aisha'. Aisha is Rasulullah SAW's most beloved wife. Intelligent, pious, beautiful and strong. 
She is the embodiment of a perfect muslimah. 



I'm going to this conference too, so if you're going, I'll see you there ! :) Don't forget to invite your girl friends / mothers / aunties. 
No better way to spend time together than for the sake of our beautiful religion. 

12 comments:

  1. the conference looks like its going to be a really nice interesting topic, sadly i wont be around that time :( and yay new post i was looking forward to this after you posted a picture on instagram because i knew you'd post on this hahha you honestly have a heart of gold :)

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  2. Thank you so much izza! May Allah bless you. Im going to this conference too, hope to see you. And one more thing, can i copy ur post about 'being-me' and post it in my instagram? :) xx

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    1. May Allah bless you too :) And suree.

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  3. Thanks for sharing about the conference!! Much appreciated!! Hope i'll get the the offday so i can attend it. x

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    1. No problem ! Yes, insyaAllah you will xx

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  4. Hi izza! This is totally unrelated but whenever you're free, can you make a review on the duckscarves you own? Bcs most of us are keen to know how one material differs from another. Thank you so much in advance! :)

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    1. Hii ! I only own the mixed crepe and the georgette so I don't really have much to say. Mixed crepe is easier to wear, georgette feels like thicker chiffon but not see through.

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  5. hi izza! if you dont mind, can you share w me where do you usually watch movies?

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    1. Hiii. Uh, online or cinema ? Haha. If it's online usually I'll download torrernts or go to g2g.fm. Cinema, it's usually GSC Signature in Gardens.

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  6. Izza! Are in im club penyayang??? Or....

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    1. Oh no this is for my community service class

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