Equip deafblind children with skills for life!

by St. Nicholas' Home, Penang
Aug 29, 2012

From Bites to Kisses

His wrist bones are deformed. His thumbs do not function at all. He would bite his caregivers if he was uncomfortable. He would roll around on the floor and throw tantrums. That was Muhammad Eisma Daniel two years ago.

Today, Daniel is a changed boy, all thanks to the training he received in the DBMH program at St Nicholas Home. These days, though he still does not talk much and communicates mostly through touch and sound, he still smiles and approaches his caregivers to give kisses when he approves of something.

Daniel has learnt to adapt to using only four fingers on each hand, eats and drinks independently and is slowly learning how to rinse his utensils with the help of his teachers. He is also very accurate in his sense of direction and no longer needs help or guidance to walk to his class. “Daniel has very good concentration and retention and we do not have to repeat it many times,” his teacher comments proudly.  

We at St Nicholas Home are very proud of Daniel’s good progress and with donations pouring in through Global Giving; we can continue to help Daniel and other children in the DBMH program towards improving their lives for a bigger and brighter future! Therefore, we would like to thank all our contributors for your support and donations.


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Organization Information

St. Nicholas' Home, Penang

Location: Georgetown, Penang - Malaysia
Website: http:/​/​snh.org.my
Project Leader:
Daniel Aik Bin Soon
Bagan Jermal, Penang Malaysia

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