Fatimah (centre) chairs the visitor's board meeting.

ONE STOP TEENAGE PREGNANCY CENTRES

KUCHING: Welfare, Community Wellbeing, Women, Family and Childhood Development Minister Datuk Seri Fatimah Abdullah made it a point for trainees at one stop teenage pregnancy centres (OSTPCs) to be equipped for their future.

She stressed that trainees at OSTPCs must complete their education up to the Malaysian Certificate of Education (SPM) level, acquire vocational skills, and master the 3Ms – reading, writing and counting skills.

Yesterday, she chaired a visitor's board meeting at Taman Seri Puteri (TSP) OSTPC here at Telaga Air. Among other things, the board is responsible for the welfare and development of the trainees at the centre.

TSP's visitor board consisted of various professionals monitoring the overall performance of the institution.

Fatimah said that the board will identify various technical and vocational programmes that can be conducted by training institutions in Sarawak at the centre.

This includes conducting multiple skills course for TSP trainees such as sewing, embroidery and making beads hoping that trainees can obtain a place at technical and vocational institutions after leaving the centre, she pointed out.

TSP is a protection centre for rehabilitating children who are exposed to moral danger and demise of morals, first operational in 2005 and has a total of 39 staff.

As of present, there are 25 trainees at the centre. It can accommodate up to 100 trainees at one time.

Sources:> New Sarawak Tribune