RCE Central Semenanjung - 2018

[Experiental Learning] Be Able: Venturing beyond Disabilities (2020)
Basic Information
Title of project : 
[Experiental Learning] Be Able: Venturing beyond Disabilities (2020)
Submitting RCE: 
RCE Central Semenanjung
Contributing organization(s) : 
RCE Central Semenanjung (hosted by University of Malaya) & UMCares
Focal point(s) and affiliation(s)
Nasrul Anuar Abd Razak
Organizational Affiliation: 
UmCares, RCE Central Semenanjung (hosted by University of Malaya), University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA
Format of project: 
Language of project: 
Date of submission:
Sunday, July 1, 2018
University of Malaya Undergraduate Program Pusat Latihan Perindustrian & Pemulihan Certificate
At what level is the policy operating?: 
Geographical & Education Information
Kuala Lumpur
Address of focal point institution for project: 
University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Target Audience:
PWD (People with Disabilities)
Socioeconomic and environmental characteristics of the area : 
Kuala Lumpur is the national capital of Malaysia as well as its largest city in the country and has an estimated 7.25 million people as of 2017. It is among the fastest growing metropolitan regions in South-East Asia, in both population and economic development including the education sector.

Together, the population of People with disabilities (PWD), living and using the facilities in Kuala Lumpur increase daily. With the education sector is well establish in Malaysia, it is good to educate the PWD community as well with the usage of the infrastructure and facilities especially in Kuala Lumpur.
Description of sustainable development challenge(s) in the area the project addresses: 
The SDC within this area is under the umbrella of how to educate the people with disabilities (PWD) to live within the urban city of Kuala Lumpur nowadays. How to educate the PWD community to use the assistive devices (wheelchair, prosthetics, orthotics and etc) that they use to accommodate with the daily living activities? The SDG will be focusing on self-rehabilitation, where the PWD, the amputee knows and educate them to communicate and have better understanding on how to use their assistive device. This SDG will help them improve the usage of the assistive device, reduce the consultation hours with expatriate and educate for sustainability self-rehabilitation.
June, 2017
The main objective of the program is to educate the People with Disabilities (PWD) on how to correctly use their assistive devices that include wheelchair, prosthetics and orthotics while conducting their daily life activities in metropolitan urban city such as Kuala Lumpur. The PWD community also will use this program as platform to share their opinion and experience on how and what is actually they need from their side to be share with the researcher, institutional and designer. They also use the program to motivate themselves in talking, improve themselves in sport activities which could also empower them to become a better person such as joining the para sport activities.
The rational come when most of the PWD do not really understand on how to use their assistive devices given. They also shy and felt unconfident in talking and communicating with others and they felt useless without knowledgeable of a lot of activities that they can have.
This program / project will be carried out using the University's (University of Malaya) methodology to the PWD community. It includes 3 important aspects: 1. teaching and rehabilitation services, 2. social and rehabilitation services, 3. service sports and recovery. This is to enable PWD community to feel the life of ordinary people in a University. At the same time getting a direct recovery consultation from our staff.
Activities and/or practices employed: 
1. Helps direct recovery consultation and disclosure with PWD
2. Increase the awareness of the importance of using assistive devices among disabled persons
3. Improved access to quality rehabilitation and social basic physical infrastructure for the need for local disabled people.

1. Teaching & Rehabilitation (Biomechanics of Prosthetics)
-Teaching on the correct use of prosthetics tools and the right way to use biomechanical motion analysis with prosthesis (prosthesis gait, way of walking)
2. Social & Recovery
I PWD, what about you?
-Forum will be sharing about PWD. Recent technology and assistance will be the role of disabled in the institution
3. Sports & Rehabilitation
- sport activities such as wheelchair basketball, sitting volleyball
Size of academic audience: 
The program focuses on the PWD community from PLPP who have an average of 50 students per year of study, 10 lecturers from PLPP, 20 undergraduate University Degree and 5 University staff.
All PWD will get more in-depth information on the use and selection of assistive devices properly. They will also get a free and deeper consultation with a recovery specialist. Provide experience for both parties (UM Students and PLPP Students) to share various things such as, teaching, advisory and social.

Students can also make interactions with PWD as a catalyst for them while working in the real world. This activity is also expected to serve as a platform for the disabled youth for Paralympics sports activities.
Lessons learned: 
The PWD may not be able to feel the real life of University’s students today. Opportunities like this can bring PWD to visit university facilities such as libraries and labs. At the same time they will be taken to the Center for Prosthetic and Orthotics Engineering, University of Malaya to be exposed to the rehabilitation teaching process such as prosthetic foot and prosthetic hand making, repair of wheelchairs and selecting the right tools. They will also have direct consultation with our staff recognized by the International Society Prosthetic and Orthotic international body. This teaching and rehabilitation program also involves instructors from PLPP itself so that technological developments in the area of recovery can be discussed. This is a golden opportunity for the undergraduates themselves to have better understanding with the PWD.
Key messages: 
Be Able: Venturing beyond Disabilities is a platform, where us as educator educate the disabilities on how to use the assistive devices properly, empowering them to a new level of personality in talking and communicating, and explore them to a possibilities of sports activities so they can have a sustain self-rehabilitation.
Relationship to other RCE activities: 
This project has been presented in the 11th Asia-Pacific RCE Meeting and participated in the Youth SDG Challenge 2019.
Malaysian government through Ministry of Higher Education and Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation


File Name Caption for picture Photo Credit
Image icon Teaching and Rehabilitation Prosthetics Casting.JPG (4.95 MB) Teaching and Rehabilitation, Prosthetics Casting N.A.AbdRazak
Image icon Social Rehabilitation sharing forum.JPG (5.38 MB) Social & Rehabilitation, sharing forum N.A.AbdRazak
Image icon Sports Rehabilitation Sitting Volleyball.JPG (5.72 MB) Sports & Rehabilitation, Sitting Volleyball N.A.AbdRazak
UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
(https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/sdgs) and other themes of Education for Sustainable Development (ESD)
SDG 1 - End poverty in all its forms everywhere 
SDG 2 - End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition, and promote sustainable agriculture 
SDG 3 - Ensure healthy lives and promote wellbeing for all at all ages 
SDG 4 - Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all 
SDG 5 - Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls 
SDG 7 - Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all 
SDG 8 - Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment, and decent work for all 
SDG 9 - Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialisation, and foster innovation 
SDG 10 - Reduce inequality within and among countries 
SDG 11 - Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable 
SDG 12 - Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns 
SDG 15 - Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification and halt and reverse land degradation, and halt biodiversity loss 
SDG 16 - Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels 
SDG 17 - Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalise the global partnership for sustainable development 
Disaster Risk Reduction 
Traditional Knowledge  
Curriculum Development 
Plants & Animals 
Global Action Programme (GAP) on Education for Sustainable Development – Priority Action Areas
Priority Action Area 1 - Advancing policy 
Priority Action Area 2 - Transforming learning and training environments 
Priority Action Area 3 - Building capacities of educators and trainers 
Priority Action Area 4 - Empowering and mobilizing youth 
Priority Action Area 5 - Accelerating sustainable solutions at local level