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Initiated by: St. Nicholas’ Home, Penang


Project Title: IT Training Programme for the Blind and Visually Impaired


Target: MYR 44,400


Duration: 6 month


Contact Details: Mr. Daniel Soon 04-2290 800 (ext. 102)


Note: Tax exemption receipt will be issued by the NGO for donation RM10 and above.


The blind and visually impaired community often faces obstacles when seeking employment. Lend us your support in empowering them with digital competency, enhancing their employment opportunities through education and training.


About The Organisation


St. Nicholas’ Home, Penang, has been instrumental in the integration of the nation’s visually impaired into the Malaysian community since 1926.


We have close to 100 blind and visually impaired residents and trainees ranging from age 6 to 77 years residing here, regardless of religious or racial background. Our residents not only receive full residential care but also are given opportunities to attend training programmes for free.


At St. Nicholas’ Home, we believe in helping them achieve their potential and enabling them to live confidently and independently.




For the blind and visually impaired, it can be challenging to find a stable source of income.


To address this, we are providing externally certified Information Technology (IT) training by International Computer Driving License (ICDL) to prepare them for further studies and to enhance their employability through digital competency and equipping them with an internationally recognised ICDL IT skills qualification.


St. Nicholas’ Home is the only accredited ICDL testing centre in Malaysia catering to the needs of the blind and visually impaired community.


As we progress to become a more inclusive nation, we are doing our part in preparing them and enhancing their employment opportunities.


Who Are They?


One can never understand the need for an unwavering support system until they understand the pain and difficulty of living with blindness and vision impairment. At our home, residents learn to overcome the daily challenges of living with the disability and need the care and encouragement