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WHO WE ARE
Beautiful Gate Foundation for the Disabled is a local non-profit organisation established in 1993, committed to serve People with Disabilities regardless of religion, race, ethnicity or gender. We are focused on providing various services to meet the different needs of the local disabled community.
Today, we have eight centres serving differently disabled communities throughout West Malaysia. The following centres are found in Kepong, Puchong, Klang, Seremban, Kampar, Manjung, Melaka, and Petaling Jaya which also serves as our Headquarters.
We are an organisation registered in Malaysia with tax exempt status.
In 1993, the Chinese Annual Conference (CAC) the Methodist Church in Malaysia sought to reach out to the disabled community and began to promote social services to care for the people with physical disabilities. What started as a small movement to assist Person with Disabilities (PWDs) with their basic needs has transformed into a mission to enhance the quality of life of PWDs and to assist in their total integration into mainstream society.
The first Beautiful Gate centre was established in Petaling Jaya in 1995 to provide accommodation, independent living training and various services for the disabled in need regardless of religion, race, ethnicity or gender. Subsequently, 7 Beautiful Gate centres were set up in Kepong (1996), Kampar (1999), Seremban (2001), Melaka (2006), Klang (2006), Manjung (2009) and Puchong (2013) to reach out to provide services to meet the different needs of the PWDs in the locality.
In 2003, after ten years of hard work since 1993, Beautiful Gate Centre became fully recognised by the government and officially registered as the Beautiful Gate Foundation for the Disabled.
Today, we have assisted more than 2,000 PWDs and their family members through the centre’s programs and services: General Education, Training & Development, Employment for OKU, Welfare & Care, Advocacy & Awareness, Performing Arts Troupe, Rehabilitation, Recycling & Workshop, Holistic & Independent Living Program(ILP), Recreation & Sports and more.
- We believe that human beings are made after GOD’s image and any physical or mental disabilities do not negate the superior quality of GOD’s workmanship.
- We believe that GOD loves everyone, including People with Disabilities (PWDs).
- We believe that GOD desires everyone to be treated fairly, including PWDs who should live with due rights and dignity.
- We believe that People with Disabilities (PWDs) possess critical thinking power as well as emotional and spiritual needs.
- We believe that People with Disabilities (PWDs) with proper training and attention could live independently and they could contribute positively to the society.
Beautiful Gate Performing Arts listed in the Malaysia Book of Records for ‘Most number of wheelchair dancers at Putra Stadium’.
Beautiful Gate Foundation listed in Malaysia Book of Records for ‘Convoy with the most number of 3-wheel motorcycles’.
Beautiful Gate awarded ‘The Most Outstanding Organization in Petaling Jaya Utara’, in conjunction with ‘Majlis Sambutan 50 Tahun Kemerdekaan Petaling Jaya Utara’.
Successfully organized the first ‘National Conference on Accessible Tourism’ to promote the importance of disabled friendly facilities and infrastructure
Beautiful Gate Performing Arts Troupe officially recognized and listed in the Malaysian Book of Records as the ‘First Performing Arts Troupe by Persons with Disabilities’.
Successfully launched the first career and employment portal by the disabled for the disabled in Malaysia (www.okujobs.com.my), with the objective to enhance opportunities for employment and to assist companies in actively recruiting people with disabilities.
Successfully organized the first ‘South East Asia Conference on Accessible Tourism’ to bring changes to society in SEA through the promotion of accessible tourism. This resulted in the formation of Asia Pacific Network on Accessible Tourism (APNAT).
Successfully organized the 5th ‘International Conference on Accessible Tourism’ to promote a barrier free travel (activities, services & facilities) for persons with disabilities. There were 100 international delegates from 27 countries who attended the event.
Beautiful Gate has provided accommodation and various training and services including Consultation Services, General Education, Training & Development, Employment for OKU, Welfare & Care, Advocacy & Awareness, Performing Arts Troupe, Rehabilitation, Recycling & Workshop, Holistic & Independent Living Program(ILP), Recreation & Sports, Financial Aid and more to more than 2,000 disabled individuals and their family members.
VISION & MISSION
To assist persons with disabilities in achieving sustainable living & enhance total integration into society through advocacy and developmental programs to further promote inclusiveness.