The Society of the Blind in Malaysia is a non-religious, non- political, national voluntary organisation of blind individuals of all races and from all walks of life in Malaysia dedicated to the task of securing equal rights and opportunities.

Our objectives

1. To encourage blind people in Malaysia to work for their mutual socio-economic advancement and their common good.

2. To uphold the rights of blind people to live as participating and contributing citizens of this country and promote their legitimate interests.

3. To promote communication and understanding among members.

4. To promote sports and recreation for blind people.

5. To monitor and/or assess services provided for blind people by government and non-government bodies, and to present the considered views and recommendations of The Society on matters concerning blind people to the relevant bodies.

6. To cooperate with other organisations to achieve the objectives of The Society.

7. To work towards overcoming social barriers and to promote integration between blind and sighted people.

8. To promote the general well-being of blind people.

Programmes:

Members of SBM can participate in activities and programmes organized by SBM at highly subsidised rates. Such activities and programmes include, but are not restricted to:

• Adult education classes in Braille reading & writing;
• Adult education classes in languages;
• Computer literacy courses;
• Creative writing courses;
• Handicraft-making;
• Cooking classes;
• Massage and reflexology courses;
• Forums, workshops and seminars on various aspects of living;
• Sports competitions;
• Coaching clinics on chess, table-tennis and ten-pin bowling;
• Social and recreational activities;
• Talent time;
• Purchase of special items sold by or through SBM.

Members are also given opportunities to represent SBM in programmes and activities organized by other bodies.
In addition, SBM has some programmes that provide financial assistance to its ordinary members:
• Educational assistance to members with their children’s schooling;
• Educational assistance to blind students;
• Interest-free loan to members for acquisition of employment-related equipment;
• Welfare relief for needy members.

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Society of the Blind in Malaysia (SBM)

Ms Chock Siew LeeContact Person
[email protected]Email
www.facebook.com/pages/Society-Of-The-Blind-In-Malaysia-SBM/130681993627668Website
+603 2274 6162Phone Number
+603 2276 4474Phone Number
Established since 1964Year of Establishment
40A, Jalan Padang Belia 50470 Kuala Lumpur, MalaysiaAddress
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