Project Description

Empower independent living

This training is provided to the BVI ranging from 16 years old until 60 years old. The rehabilitation training is mostly 6 months duration meanwhile based on individual’s performance as well.

The training covers:

  1. Orientation & Mobility  
  • This is the course which focuses on the individuals who are blind or visually-impaired to travel through their environment in safe and effective way. This course includes:

a) Orientations skill 

b) Mobility skill  

c) Basic sighted guide technique  

d) White cane technique

      2. Daily Living Skills 

  • Daily Living Skills teach the blind to be independent in daily living activities. Courses included are as following:

a) Personal care and grooming  

b) House chores  

c) Kitchen activities   

d) Social/moral value activities  

e) Personal financial management  

     3. Basic Braille  

  • Braille is the writing language for the blind in which characters are represented by pattern of raised dots. Trainees will learn how to use a brailler machine to write braille words and how to read braille words. For beginners, they will learn basic braille such as alphabets, symbols, numbers and simple words. Grade 2 braille which is on contraction (short form of words) will be taught too. The lesson will be taught 3 times per week.

The SDC also provides “Community Based Rehabilitation (CBR)” on home-based training to senior citizens. This CBR is based on the needs of an individual and the whole course is 6 months in duration.

Donated in 2019
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St Nicholas’ Home, Penang is a non-profit charitable organization, which aims to respond to the evolving needs of blind and visually impaired (BVI) community in Malaysia, irrespective of their religion, race and background.


Your support is like a shining beacon amidst these dark times, brightening our community’s lives. Some of us might not be able to see, but we definitely felt your love and kindness through it all.