Video of OKU Dobi Sdn Bhd

Due to problem with uploading the video, here I have included a link to the video about the OKU Dobi Sdn Bhd. Hope you guys enjoy it as much as I did!

Friday is indeed an exceptional day!

Words simply fail me. I couldn't describe how meaningful Friday, 22nd of October is to me. It is just.. So.... Meaningful. :D

I would say that the launch of OKU Dobi Sdn Bhd is a success. A HUGE one. Everyone played a big role in ensuring the success of OKU Dobi Sdn Bhd. Therefore, I would like to express my gratitude and my deepest and warmest regard to everyone who have help to make this project a success especially to Jabatan Kebajikan Masyarakat, Ambank Group, Mid Valley Management, Ms Irene Shiu and the rest.

Below are some of the pictures that are taken on that day.

From left : Wendy Ung, Datin Paduka Khatijah Suleiman, Ms Irene Shiu, Mr Ong Hock Siew

A group photo
From left : Ms Irene Shiu, Mr Ong Hock Siew, Ms Rennie Lee, Dato' Meme Zainal Rashid, Cik Norani Hj Mohd Hashim, Miss Jennifer, Tuan Syed Anuar Syed Ali, Ms Anne Kwa

9 Directors of OKU Dobi Sdn Bhd performed 2 songs on that day

So many people attended the event!

Happy faces by the end of the day!
[WorldwidePreneur's staff with the 9 directors of OKU Dobi Sdn Bhd]

 Newspaper reports

To quote Bernama,

OKU Dobi sees RM15k monthly sales


OKU Dobi Sdn Bhd has targeted to achieve RM15,000 sales monthly over the next six months. It is the first business programme for disabled people (OKU) to independently operate a business in a major mall.

Its business coordinator, Ong Hock Siew said for the first six months, the company is looking to achieve a sales turnover of RM200-RM300 daily.

He was speaking to reporters after the ceremony to launch OKU Dobi at the Mid Valley Megamall today. Ong is also the Group Managing Director of WorldwidePreneur. The company is responsible for establishing and training the staff of OKU Dobi.

OKU Dobi is however, owned and operated, by nine OKU. It is also strongly supported by the AmBank Group, the Welfare Services Department (JKM), the Selangor Cheshire Home and the Mid Valley Megamall which has provided space free of charge for the businesss.

According to Ong, there are plans to open more OKU Dobi stations in other states, with the support of the JKM and AmBank Group.

Meanwhile, AmBank Group head of group public affairs Syed Anuar Syed Ali said, the Group was pleased to contribute RM25,000 to help fund the renovation required to complete the set-up for the OKU laundry station.

The launch of OKU Dobi today was officiated by the JKM director-general, Datuk Meme Zainal Rashid. -- Bernama

And to quote The Star,

Thursday October 28, 2010

Lending a hand to the disabled

AS PART of the AmBank Group’s CSR programme, the Group has contributed RM25,000 towards the renovation cost of the OKU Dobi at Mid Valley Megamall, Kuala Lumpur.

The OKU Dobi aims to improve the lives of the disabled whereby they can contribute to the society as well. The is one of the first business programmes for OKUs to independently operate a business by themselves in a major mall with support from the Ministry of Welfare, Mid Valley Megamall, the NGOs and their families.

“We are delighted that the renovation has been completed as the outlet is now fully operational for the OKUs to run the laundry business. AmBank Group is very happy to have been given the opportunity to participate in a community project like this. It addresses real needs and is of real value and will be supported and maintained for the long term,” said AmBank Group public affairs director Syed Anuar Syed Ali .

“In this regard, we are very pleased with the Mid Valley City’s contribution of providing space for the OKUs to run a business and contribute to the society as well. The commitment shown from the OKUs and their parents is exemplary in giving hope to other OKUs to operate and establish a business like this,” he added.

The OKU Dobi is located at Basement 2, South Court, Mid Valley Megamall.

OKU Dobi Launch!

Mid Valley Megamall was good enough to provide space free of charge for the OKUs. Together with the generous financial support of Tan Sri Azman Hashim (AmBank Group) who is the main sponsor and other benevolent well wishers like Dato' Tony Tiah and Mr. Tan Ee Teck, the OKU Dobi Sdn. Bhd. is set to become reality.

This milestone project is strongly supported by the Ministry of Social Welfare (JKM) and the Selangor Cheshire Home. After what has taken two months, the OKU Dobi Sdn. Bhd. will be launched by Dato' Meme Zainal Rashid, Ketua Pengarah of JKM on Friday 22nd October 2010 at 3pm.

It is with great pleasure that we are inviting you to this Launch of the OKU Dobi Sdn. Bhd. on Friday 22nd October 2010 at 3-00pm to be held at SP2(K)(-01) (South Tower Tingkat P2), Mid Valley Megamall, Lingkaran Syed Putra, 59200, Kuala Lumpur. How to go there? An easy way is to find Kenny Rogers and from there, take the 2 travelator heading down. We hope you will come to provide support to these 9 dear OKUs and their parents who will be taking their first significant steps to become Business entrepreneurs.

02-30 pm…     Arrival of guests
03-00 pm…     Bacaan Doa
03-10 pm…     MC welcomes the audience
03-15 pm…     Speech by M/s Rennie Lee (GM, Mid valley)
                        Speech by Datin Paduka Khatijah (Cheshire Home)
                        Speech by Ong Hock Siew (WPC)
                        Speech by Tan Sri Azman Hashim (AmBank)
                        Speech by Dato Meme (Ketua Pengarah, JKM)
03-45 pm…     Testimonies by Parents of OKUs
04-00 pm…     Presentation of Mock cheque by JKM
                        Presentation of Mock cheque by Tan Sri Azman Hashim
04-10 pm…     Launch of OKU Business by Dato Meme
04-20 pm…     Presentation of Souvenirs to Guests-of-Honour
04-30 pm…     Song item by 9 Directors of OKU Dobi Sdn Bhd
04-40 pm…     Tour of OKU Dobi
04-50 pm…     Refreshments

Hoping to see you there!

More Updates!

In conjuction with Hari Raya , WorldwidePreneur has decided to pay Selangor Cheshire Home in Selayang a visit. Other then to wish Selamat Hari Raya, they also did a briefing and a meeting with the parents of the OKUs. 2 of the OKUs were appointed as the directors during the meeting. Below are some of the pictures during the event.

[parents and their childrens attending a meeting at Cheshire Home]



[Mr Ong briefs the parents on the project]

[Arif as one of the director signs the deal to owning his own business]

[Hakim as another director]

[Mr Ong acts as the witness]

[group photo]

[Mr Ong giving a Hari Raya hamper on behalf of WorldwidePreneur to Cheshire Home]

May this project be an achievement to all the participants!

Last day~

Since it's the last day of the training, the participants are feeling a little low and the day seems to be long. Nevertheless, after a word from the General Manager, Lim Jit Nee, the participants are eager to start off with their own business!

From left standing : Lim Jit Nee, Irene, Nabin, Hakim, Ariff, Anuar
Sitting : Syazani

Let us all pray for their well being and hope they could achieve success in their laundry business!

New day, new knowledge!

Today, the participants gained a lot of knowledge on how to open a laundry business. Improvements could be seen in terms of ironing shirts and they are getting a hang on how to use the steamers. Cheers for them!

A coach monitoring Arif and Hakim in ironing.

Participants watching Arif ironing

Syazani irons a Batik shirt

Syazani trying his hands on folding a T-shirt.

Ros putting a spoonful of detergent in the machine

Hakim using the jog dial to set the program Air Wash for washing

Coach Ain teaches the correct quantity for detergent needed in using the Quick 30 program

Arif helping Ikram in ironing

Amirah buttoning up a shirt after ironing the shirt

Ros while doing the ironing

Ms Qariah monitors Nabin and Firdaus doing the ironing.

"Ah Ho" showing to the participants how to use the steamer.

Amirah tries her hands ironing using the steamer.

Syazani adjusting the height of the steamer to suit him while being watched by Ain

Nabin, Hakim and Arif learning on how to pack toys.

Firdaus was simply happy just to have a teddy bear in his arms.  :)

Having fun learning! :)

Tidying up their work

Kodak Moments

On the 17th of August 2010, 7 OKUs attended a short training course handled by WPC at their office in Jaya One. Beneath are some pictures of them learning how to be a manager of their own Laundry Station.

 OKUs participant during the training workshop

Anuar and Syazani learning to manage the reception counter

Meeting between the coaches and the OKUs
[From left standing : Anuar, Ros, Hakim, Ariff]
[From left sitting : Ms Mazayu, Ms Qariah, Syazani, Salina]  

Syazani learns how to sort the clothes
[From left : Anuar, Syazani and Hakim]

A coach trying to teach Syazani to tag the clothes

The tagging process

One of the coaches showing her skills in ironing to the OKUs
[From left : Irene. Hakim and Ros]