Saturday, December 16, 2017

ABCD

Assets based community development. What is right with you? What gifts has God given to you that you can use to improve your life and that of your neighbour? How can the individuals and organisation in your community work together to improve your community? Once the assets have been identified the next question is about needs. How can you use your assets to address those needs and to solve those problems.

Relief, rehabilitation and development

Ensure participation of the affected population in the assessment, design, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of the assistance programme. Conduct an initial assessment to provide an understanding of the disaster situation and to determine the nature of the response. Respond when needs of an affected population are unmet by local people or organisation due to their inability or unwillingness to help. Target assistance based on vulnerability and need and provide it equitably and impartially. Aid workers must possess appropriate qualification, attitudes, and experience to plan and effectively implement appropriate assistance programmes.

Response to poverty.

A helpful first step in thinking about working with the poor in any context is to discern whether the situation calls for relief, rehabilitation or development. Relief can be defined as the urgent and temporary provision of emergency aid to reduce immediate suffering from natural our man made crisis. Rehabilitation seeks to restore people and communities to the positive elements of their precrisis condition. Development is the process on ongoing change that moves all the people close to being right relationship with God, self, others and the rest of creation.

Work

Work is an act of worship. When people seek to fulfil their callings by glorifying God in their work, praising Him for their gifts and abilities, and seeing both their efforts and its products as an offering to Him, then work is an act of worship to God. On the other hand, when work is done to glorify oneself or merely to achieve more wealth, it becomes a worship of false gods.

Poverty

Poverty is rooted in broken relationships, so the solution to poverty is rooted in the power of Jesus death and resurrection to put all things into right relationship again.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Newsletter is necessary

Print a monthly newsletter to keep abreast others and to showcase our successes. Promote events, talk about the good already done and profile individual team members to give them well deserved recognition and to put a human face to the organization.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Oxygen Concentrators for loan

The Perak Chest Society in partnership with Lahat Road YMCA is providing oxygen concentrators for loan.  The machines are located at 15 Clarke Street (15 Jalan Sultan Abdul Jalil).

All users are to fill in this document:


PERAK CHEST SOCIETY
178 - 180A  Jalan Pasir Puteh
31650 Ipoh, Perak

Tel: 05-2556302   Fax: 05-2432145 

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HOME OXYGEN CONCENTRATOR LOAN PROGRAMME


Person or Patient who borrows oxygen concentrator (Users): 

Name: ………………………………………………………………………………………… 

NRIC No:  ……………………………………… 

Address: ………………………………………………………………………………………


                 ………………………………………………………………………………………

Date to return oxygen concentrator: ……….... / ………….. / …………...  

Signature: ……………………………………..


Terms of Agreement between Perak Chest Society and User: 

1.        The home oxygen concentrator loan programme is available to all members of the Perak Chest Society while in stock.  It must be recommended by a doctor and a referral letter is required.
2.        Oxygen therapy must be prescribed by a doctor.  The desired oxygen concentration, flow rate, frequency and duration of oxygen use must be made known and strictly adhered to.
3.        Users are to seek immediate medical advice if their condition worsen after using supplemental oxygen or if they develop side effects from oxygen therapy or while using the oxygen concentrator unit.
 4.        The oxygen concentrator is for medium term use only and must be returned to the Perak Chest Society within one month from the date of borrowing.  
 5.        Users are to use the oxygen concentrator in a proper manner and in accordance with the operating and maintenance instructions given.
 6         Users are not to make any alterations or remove any component from the oxygen concentrator.
7.        All Users must place a deposit of RM500.00.  Upon return of the oxygen concentrator in good working condition the User will be returned RM 400.00.  A charge of RM 100.00 is levied for servicing the machine upon return.  Should the oxygen concentrator be returned damaged the cost of repair will be further deducted from the deposit.
8.        The Perak Chest Society and its Board members will not be liable to the User for any injury, damage or death arising by reason of any defect in the oxygen concentrator or as a result of using the oxygen concentrator.



Witness:

Name: ………………………………………….
Signature: ……………………………………… 

Doctor:
Name: ………………………………………….
Signature: ……………………………………… 

Today’s Date:  …………… /………………/……………..