Who are we

NCBM was formed and registered in 1986 to bring together five organisations to work as partners in providing more efficient and quality services to help blind people to be useful citizens. Our mission as a national co-ordinating body is to assist Member Organisations in developing services so that blind people, no matter where they live in the country, may enjoy equal opportunity in receiving education, rehabilitation and employment services. To reach this long-term objective NCBM will work with the Government and groups with similar aims.

In carrying out our role as a national body, NCBM provides a platform for representatives from around the country to meet regularly to discuss all aspects of work – education, employment, blindness prevention, advocacy etc. Where possible and necessary, NCBM will give financial assistance for implementing projects and the sponsoring of personnel to attend training and skills as well as to upgrade of courses.

Member Organisations of NCBM

The five major voluntary organisations serving the blind that make up this umbrella body are:

  1. Malaysian Association for the Blind (MAB), based in Kuala Lumpur
  2. Society of the Blind in Malaysia (SBM), based in Kuala Lumpur
  3. St. Nicholas’ Home, based in Penang
  4. Sabah Society for the Blind, based in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
  5. Sarawak Society for the Blind, based in Kuching, Sarawak

Our objectives

The objectives of NCBM include the introduction and progressive improvement of policies and implementation of services governing the education, rehabilitation, employment, and general welfare of the blind and the prevention of blindness in Malaysia.

Our functions

  1. Co-ordinate activities of member organizations, encourage and facilitate co-operation between them.
  2. provide the forum for consultation and discussion of aims, policies, plans, activities, views, and problems of member organizations.
  3. Review and promote progress in the fields of education, braille literacy and computerized braille production, rehabilitation, vocational training, employment, social welfare services, prevention of blindness, and other programs and schemes for the blind in Malaysia.
  4. Solicit the support of the government and other agencies for services, programs and schemes to be carried out for the socio-economic advancement of the blind.
  5. Present a common approach to relevant government bodies, the private sector, and the Malaysian public in general on issues that may affect the welfare of the blind and liaise with other organizations serving other categories of disable person.
  6. Represent Malaysia in all international bodies concern with the work for the blind, and appoint the Malaysian delegates to any national or international conferences.

Our needs

NCBM accepts contributions, donations, grants, endowments, legacies and subscriptions from persons or bodies (including the government) desiring to assist in the promotion of the objectives and to hold such funds as trustees for the achievements of the said objectives.

We also need experienced trainers that prepare and train them up for employment in the market. i.e computers, as well as cash donations for utilities.


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National Council For The Blind, Malaysia (Majlis Kebangsaan Bagi Orang Buta Malaysia)

Moses ChooContact Person
[email protected] ; [email protected]Email
+603 20281999Phone Number
+603 22761653Fax Number
Established since 1986Year of Establishment
PPM-001-14-14021986Registration Number
Unit 13-8, 13th Floor, Menara Sentral Vista, No. 150, Jalan Sultan Abdul Samad, Brickfields, 50470, Kuala LumpurAddress
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