Selangor Journal
Special needs children attend a learning session at the Selangor Preschool Centre for Special Needs Children (Anis) in Section 7, Shah Alam, on January 12, 2022. — Picture by AHMAD ZAKKI JILAN/SELANGORKINI

Free preschool for OKU children in Rawang alleviates parents’ burden

By Azian Azian

RAWANG, Jan 31 — The announcement to establish the Selangor Preschool Centre for Special Needs Children (Anis) in Rawang was warmly received by parents, especially those coming from low-income families.

Its state assemblyman Chua Wei Kiat thanked the state government for choosing Rawang as among the first locations in the suburban areas to build the centre.

“There is a need to build such a centre in this area due to its high demand and limited services.

“The assistance provided by the state government will also benefit parents who do not know where to send their special children,” he said when contacted yesterday.

Chua also hopes that the initiative would drive private companies to echo the state government’s move.

On January 27, Menteri Besar Dato’ Seri Amirudin Shari announced that the Selangor Preschool Centre for Special Needs Children (Anis), which was established early this month, will be built in suburban areas such as Rawang, Kuala Selangor and Kuala Langat.

He said the free preschool for children with disabilities (OKU) was introduced to create a welcoming and harmonious state for all.

Amirudin added that the daycare centre accepts OKU children who are five to six years old, born in Selangor, and have been diagnosed with health conditions such as global developmental delay, Down syndrome and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

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