AMPANG: The Special Children Society of Ampang (SCSA), which cared for the needs of special children for the past nine years, received a shot in the arm in the form of a new van, courtesy of the Rotary Club of Pudu.
The van will be used by the centre to transport the children to various outdoor activities, including swimming.
SCSA president, Christine Wong, said the van could not have come at a better time as the old one was nearing the end of its days.
“The old van had a smaller capacity and broke down often. This upset and caused discomfort to the children,” she said.
“We will use the van from 6am until 7pm on selected days, she said. Rotary Club of Pudu president, Datuk Steven Oon said the Nissan Urvan is valued at RM100,000.
“The van is a 14-seater. It’s added space will make travelling comfortable for the children,” he said.
Also present to take possession of the van was SCSA patron Tengku Puteri Nor Zehan Almarhum Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah.
SCSA volunteer Cheong Yeong Bin said the van will be of help to the school.
“Now we can transport more children to their weekly swimming class in better conditions,” said the 21-year-old student.
SCSA’s current facilities cater for children of various physical and mental disabilities such as autism and Down’s syndrome by enhancing their physical and mental strength.