BACKGROUND/HISTORY

Description of Charity: The Society was registered in 1963

Objectives
To work for the introduction and progressive improvement of policies and implementation of the programmes governing the education, rehabilitation, vocational training, employment and social integration and welfare of the blind and other programmes and schemes for the prevention of blindness.

Two sheltered workshops, one built in 1969 and another one in 1983. Other buildings were added from time to time to meet the growing demand. Presently 28 blinds are recruited to do handicraft weaving, which is main source of income, together with 5 staff manning the Centre. Free board and lodging for all blinds.

The activities include: eye screenings, cataract operations, food subsidy scheme, Vocational Training, Adult Education Class, massage service, community based rehabilitation (CBR) service, etc.

Estimated Monthly Expenditure
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NEEDS

Donation in kind are welcome. Volunteers and non-cash items are welcome, but please contact organisation for more details on their latest needs.

The Society receives an small annual grant from the Government. The remaining funds was raised through public donations and fund raising projects in the form of annual open house , sale of stickers during the White Cane Day celebration.

More funds are needed to enable the Centre to provide better service for the benefit of the poor blind people residing in the rural area.
Cheques Made Payable to: Please contact the Society directly.

Sarawak Society For the Blind, Sibu Division Branch

John Wong Siong ChengContact Person
[email protected]Email
+6084-213911Phone Number
+6084-213911Fax Number
Sarawak Society for the Blind, Sibu Division Branch, Bukit Lima Road, P.O. Box 400, 96007 Sibu, Sarawak, MalaysiaAddress
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