ST. NICHOLAS' HOME, PENANG

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We Walk by Faith, Not by Sight

Strategic Direction

8 value-based principles

 

We aimed to create awareness and capacity building and improving the quality of the service. Central to the strategic plan are 8 value-based principles that will be taken into consideration when formulating policies or developing services for blind and visually impaired persons:

 

In the Best Interest: respect their right to have their views and opinions taken into account in decisions affecting them
 

Family Centred: support and strengthens family relationships
 

Community-Focused: respond to the needs of the local community
 

Culturally Affirming: promote respect for cultural ad religious diversity
 

Preventive: adopt an early intervention approach
 

Collaborative: work with others in collaboration and through strategic partnerships
 

Evidence-Based: rely on up-to-date information and best practices
 

Consistent with the UN Policies on the Disabled: recognize human rights of disabled persons and support the key principles of these policies
 

In line with the 8 Value-Based Principles, 8 strategic directions for St. Nicholas’ Home have been identified:

 

Strategic Direction 1:      Preventing Blindness, Early Intervention and Timely Support
 

Strategic Direction 2:      Enhancing Access to Information and Resources
 

Strategic Direction 3:      Increasing Training and Employment Opportunities
 

Strategic Direction 4:      Promoting Information, Communication and Access Technology
 

Strategic Direction 5:      Responding to the Special Needs of Children with Deaf-blindness and Multiple                                        Disabilities
 

Strategic Direction 6:      Addressing Emerging Concerns of Older Blind Person
 

Strategic Direction 7:      Developing People, Culture of Service Excellence and Good Governance
 

Strategic Direction 8:      Ensuring Financial Sustainability and Successful Resource Mobilization