The MYG Volunteer
of our goals is to develop skills that enable persons with intellectual disabilities(PWIDs) to lead more
fulfilling lives. The thing about PWIDs are, just like us, they need to
exercise their mental capacities and skills regularly to keep it in
shape, or else it will decline over time.
you imagine not reading a book or doing anything intellectual for a
year? You'll feel pretty un-intelligent at the end of it, won't you?
Same for PWIDs, but due to their condition, they won't learn skills as
fast as normal people, but will decline extremely quickly if they don't
exercise their skills.
Most of our various
projects have a time each week dedicated to 'Individual Lessons' where
we provide the opportunity for that training - imparting life skills to
the PWIDs using whatever methods we can. In the same way that everyone of
us is unique, every person with intellectual disability requires a
different sort of help and guidance to aid their condition and help them
we really need are COMMITTED, CARING people who are willing to spend a
couple of hours every week to take care of the less fortunate.
kind of things a person with intellectual disability can do if there is a
volunteer who can train and guide him or her in basic life skills and
ensure that the trainee is always sharp? This trainee won't lose his or
her ability to speak and think. He or she might have maintained a
skill which might be just enough to find himself or herself a simple
job. To a family who may already have a hard time raising a family member with
intellectual disability, the fact that this member can
work and at least take care of himself/herself is a huge relief for the
If you are
willing to lend a helping hand, and a couple of hours per week, there's a
good chance that elsewhere, a frustrated parent can breathe easier
because of your gesture.
And we need more of them.