Sunway Group’s Deputy Chairman, Tan Sri Razman M. Hashim said, “We aim to enable the students to learn in the real-world setting, and hopefully the experiences they undergo are life changing. We have worked closely together for the last 10 years, and in guiding them, we have also been taught by them about curiosity and creativity, as these young people solve problems in ways we never imagined. With such learnings, we hope to be able to continue the work we do together and contribute more to these students.”
Learning Disabilities (LD) or Intellectual Disabilities refer to a number of disorders, which may affect the acquisition, organisation, retention, understanding, or use of verbal or nonverbal information. Examples of Learning or Intellectual Disabilities include Down Syndrome, Autism, Dyslexia and Minimal Brain Injury Dysfunction / Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).
GOLD provides the necessary platform for the LD students from the Special Class in SMK Bandar Sunway to enhance their abilities and enable them to contribute to, and participate in society and ultimately, lead self-sustaining lives through its Economic Empowerment Programmes (EEP) carried out at the 3C MPSJ building.
Sunway Group has been a stalwart supporter of SMK Bandar Sunway, the Special Class at SMK Bandar Sunway and GOLD as part of its corporate social responsibility initiative. The conglomerate has helped to build, and upgrade the school’s buildings, fund weekly bowling events for students of GOLD, provide job training programmes, and develop GOLD’s social entrepreneurship with support from the JCF by helping the NGO create a viable business model.