The Sabah Society for the Blind was established in 1966. However, work for blind in the state started way back in 1962 with the setting up of the first training centre for the blind based in Tuaran known as the Wallace Training Centre for the blind. This was initiated by both the North Borneo Red Cross Society and the Jesselton Rotary Club.

In 1971 the training activities at the Wallace Training Centre was shifted to Sungai Manila in Sandakan which is now known as the Taman Cahaya Training Centre for the Blind. The Wallace Training Centre in Tuaran was subsequently converted to a sheltered workshop. The Training Centre in Tuaran continues to function as a Sheltered Workshop to cater for the needs of blind persons who have been trained in various specific fields but is pending to obtain employment OR unable to secure jobs in open employment. It also provides as temporary accommodation to those employed blind persons but are unable to obtain their own accommodation elsewhere.

In October 1990, the Sandakan branch was established. The Keningau branch was started in March 1997, whilst the Tawau branch opened in March 2001.

Our mission and objectives

  1. To promote the education, employment and general welfare of blind persons.
  2. To provide services / facilities for housing, training and taking care of blind persons.
  3. To assist persons of defective vision by providing aids, facilities, medical and surgical treatment in needy and deserving cases.

The Society relies on the generosity of supporters, whose donations help translate its responsibilities and aspirations into reality, and acknowledges with deep gratitude the contributions received. We feel that the Society is here to be seen as an organisation worthy of continuing support.

Please make your generous donations to the address below:

(Pertubuhan Bagi Orang-orang Buta Sabah)
121, 2nd Floor, Jalan Gaya
P O Box 10720
88807 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah Malaysia

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Pertubuhan Bagi Orang Buta Sabah (Society for the Blind)

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Established since 1966Year of Establishment
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