Employers are gradually realising how hiring people with disabilities (PWD) is advantageous and makes good business sense.

Given employment opportunities, disabled staff often outperform their able-bodied peers.

Operating on this premise, the Kasih Templer Autism Community Rehabilitation Centre (PDK) has been training PWD at its center’s silk oyster mushroom farm in Batu Caves, Selangor, over the past five years.

The project, which kicked off in 2018, is part of PDK’s mushroom business.

Centre supervisor Faziah Ahmad said the initiative was in line with the Federal Government’s Economic Empowerment Programme, a structured training programme that provides PWD with knowledge and skills for them to be gainfully employed.

“PDK provides employment opportunities for disabled youths.

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