Equip deafblind children with skills for life!

by St. Nicholas' Home, Penang
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Equip deafblind children with skills for life!
Equip deafblind children with skills for life!
Equip deafblind children with skills for life!
Equip deafblind children with skills for life!
Equip deafblind children with skills for life!
Equip deafblind children with skills for life!
Equip deafblind children with skills for life!
Equip deafblind children with skills for life!
Equip deafblind children with skills for life!
Equip deafblind children with skills for life!
Equip deafblind children with skills for life!
Equip deafblind children with skills for life!
Equip deafblind children with skills for life!
Equip deafblind children with skills for life!
Equip deafblind children with skills for life!
Equip deafblind children with skills for life!
Equip deafblind children with skills for life!
Equip deafblind children with skills for life!
Equip deafblind children with skills for life!
Equip deafblind children with skills for life!
Equip deafblind children with skills for life!
Equip deafblind children with skills for life!
Equip deafblind children with skills for life!
Equip deafblind children with skills for life!
Equip deafblind children with skills for life!
Equip deafblind children with skills for life!
Equip deafblind children with skills for life!
Equip deafblind children with skills for life!
Equip deafblind children with skills for life!
Equip deafblind children with skills for life!
Equip deafblind children with skills for life!
Equip deafblind children with skills for life!
Equip deafblind children with skills for life!

Like every child, Munira is excited about starting work so that she can help her family. However, the difference between her and others is that she is deaf and blind in one eye. Despite her physical disability, the 17-year-old is
optimistic about her future.

Munira wants nothing more than to contribute to the family income and cannot wait to join the workforce next year. She will leave the home in December this year after staying there for the last seven years. Her father is a security guard and her mother is a cleaner.

“I am the eldest in the family. I want to earn money for my two younger brothers to continue studying. I am also excited to go home so that I can take care of my 80-year-old grandmother,” she said.”

The well-groomed teenager from Relau is like any other girl her age who enjoys dressing up and putting on make
up. With her hair neatly tied up in a bow, she puts on a dash of perfume and happily runs off to class.

Since she was 10, Munira, who loves to draw, has been learning skills her able-bodied counterparts take for granted. Her teacher said Munira was taught vocational skills so that when she leaves St. Nicholas, she would be able to look after herself independently and contribute to her family.

“Hopefully she can work in a hotel, perhaps in the house-keeping department,” she said of Munira. “She is a fast learner. She can iron, wash clothes, sew, and do light kitchen work and gardening.”

Last year, Munira was taught how to make popsicles. She now can make the ice treats in asam jawa, Milo and orange flavours.

There are many more children like Munira who deserve to have the same chances as she does. With your help this becomes reality. Therefore we would like to thank everyone who makes a contribution to our project.

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In this progress report we want to tell you the story of one the children in our Deaf-Blind & Multi-Handicapped (DBMH) program, because this story shows the goals of our program and what we want to achieve with it.

 

Ng Chee Chong was referred to St.Nicholas’ Home by Malaysian Association for the Blind in mid-July last year.
Chee Chong was 7 years old then. Chee Chong’s father is a farmer while his mother is a housewife.


Apart from having visual problem (retinis pigmentosa), Chee Chong is a hyperactive child (ADHD). When he first came to St.Nicholas’ Home, Chee Chong was only able to understand and follow very simple instructions in both Mandarin and Malay. However, he required full assistance in daily living skills such as eating, dressing himself, drinking, etc. He was still drinking from the bottle. Chee Chong only speaks very little and likes humming to himself.


After a year in the DBMG program, Chee Chong is able to remain seated in one place to do some activities. Today
we are proud to say that he can drink from a cup and dress himself. Chee Chong is also speaking better in both Mandarin and Malay. Teachers hope to work hand-in-hand with Chee Chong’s parents to equip him with simple abilities to take care of himself in the home environment. We look forward to the day when Chee Chong would be able to accomplish more in fending for himself daily and handling simple tasks to be self-sufficient.


We want to thank you for your generous donations of more then £10.000. With the amount raised we are able to help more children like Chee Chong to live their life to the fullest.

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St. Nicholas' Home, Penang

Location: Georgetown, Penang - Malaysia
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Project Leader:
Daniel Aik Bin Soon
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Bagan Jermal, Penang Malaysia
$100,107 raised of $125,000 goal
 
1,272 donations
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