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.

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Donated in 2019

Annual Month of Giving

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.

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