The Perak Skill Academy organised a free haircut session for residents of the Ipoh Spastic Day Care Centre recently. The event was part of the academy’s corporate social responsibility programme aimed at helping the poor, the needy and the handicapped within the community.
According to Khaljaksa Khalil, director of the academy, the event was also to create awareness on the importance of helping the less fortunate. “This community-orientated programme is a module to train our students by giving them the opportunity to use their skills for the betterment of society. We’ll take our students to other day-care centres for a similar purpose,” he told Ipoh Echo.
Norhayati Ngah, 23, a resident of the centre, was elated to have her hair groomed by a trained hairstylist. “I’m grateful to the academy for giving us a free haircut and a new hairdo, something which is beyond our reach,” she exclaimed.
Caretaker Nur Hasmah Hazmah (Kak Mah), was very appreciative of the academy’s efforts in cheering up the centre’s residents. “After 26 years in existence this is the first time we received such a treatment, and free too. Some were reluctant to join in but soon warmed to the students’ hospitality,” she said.
Established in 1988, the Ipoh Spastic Day Care Centre provides day-care services to less fortunate children and those with physical and mental disabilities.