History of the Club and of KDISC
In 2001, The Kiwanis Club of Metro KL (another club under Kiwanis Malaysia) decided to sponsor and start a new Kiwanis Club. One evening, they arranged for some of their friends and acquaintances to meet - to introduce them to Kiwanis and what it is all about. Over dinner, this group of friends and strangers got to know each other for the first time. They laughed, chatted and shared their dreams and ideas. And the Kiwanis Club of Pantai KL was born !
At our very first Board Meeting of KC Pantai on 20th December 2001, the members decided that we wanted to do something in line with the Kiwanis 'Young Children Priority One' Movement. We unanimously agreed, there and then, that our main aim would be to set up the first complete information and support centre for disabilities, something that is urgently needed in this country.
With the hard work of its members, KC Pantai has held numerous successful events over the last four years to raise funds for our goal including: Food and Fun Fair '02, Greeting Card Sale '03, Moon Magic Charity Dinner Concert '03 (in collaboration with the Philharmonic Society of Selangor), Midsummer Fantasy Treasure Hunt '04, and the ongoing disability Book Adoption Campaign. We have also organized and participated in many community service projects including visits, outings and donations to the Paediatric ICU, orphanages, nursing homes, medical camps, rural communities and disadvantaged estate workers. Other events include the Annual Kiwanis Children's Party, sale of Personal Alarms and the annual Charity Duck Race.
Even though KC Pantai is a relatively 'young' club, we are now more excited than ever as we begin the process fulfilling our goal! Having raised sufficient start-up funds and found the ideal premises in SS3, we have now set up Malaysia's first Kiwanis Disability Information and Support Centre. A one-stop disability resource and support centre, KDISC will also house a comprehensive disability library where parents of disabled children and the general public can go to locate information on any and all aspects of disabilities. In addition, KDISC will act as a centralized database, referral centre and an online community of all parents, doctors, teachers, therapists, schools, treatments, societies, support groups, equipment suppliers, government bodies and others involved with disabilities.
Let's make the lives of parents easier: No more needless running around for disability information!