The Economic Empowerment Programme (EEP) was established in 2007 with the objective of training youths ranging from 18 to 26 years old with disabilities towards independent living. Up to date, we have reached the 19th intake and we have trained 223 trainees out of which 67% are employed.
For the past 7 years, Dorsett Grand Subang Hotel has remained our industrial training partner for our EEP trainees to undergo their industrial training.
Mohd Azizi is one of the greatest examples that shows nothing is impossible if you believe you can do it. As one of the Learning Disability (LD) individuals, he had faced numerous adversities in his personal and working life. He may not be able to do certain things as most people could, but his perseverance overcame all his short-comings.
He was one of the first Economic Empowerment Programme (EEP) graduates in 2009, and has been working at ShangriLa Hotel, Kuala Lumpur ever since. He now owns his own car; using his own money, and supporting his family.
Sanggeetha A/P Murtey, who is also one of our EEP graduates from Intake 4 in 2009, is now under the employment of Jebco (M) Sdn Bhd in Sg Buloh as a General Worker. As both of her parents are pensioners, she also used her earnings to support her family while paying for her own car.
Sanggeetha was also given the opportunity to attend the Film Training Workshop in Colombo along with other EEP trainees where they learned to utilize all the assistive technology in producing films.
Recently, she participated in the International Day of Persons with Disabilities which was held at Dorsett Grand Subang Hotel on 3rd December 2016, as one of the speakers. She shared about the challenges she faced, the people that she met during her time in Selangor Cheshire Home and how EEP transformed her into a confident young woman who is able to do more than an able-bodied person.