Malaysia’s first village for blind people
23 June, 2018

Malaysia’s first village for blind people

SANDAKAN: A training centre for blind people in Taman Cahaya at Pekan Muhibah here also houses the first village in Malaysia for blind people.

The settlement, which took over the old location of the training centre, is an initiative to allow married blind couples to own houses and be independent.

BY / 1 year ago

SANDAKAN: A training centre for blind people in Taman Cahaya at Pekan Muhibah here also houses the first village in Malaysia for blind people.

The settlement, which took over the old location of the training centre, is an initiative to allow married blind couples to own houses and be independent.

As of now there are 11 families of the blind community living in the village, while the training centre itself has moved to a new complex just next door.

Most of them work as masseurs while their children work at nearby plantation areas and in town.

Laimin Saganding, 50, from Kampung Narawang, Ranau was among the earliest settlers after graduating from the training centre.

With limited vision, Laimin could only work as a masseur to support his wife and five children aged between 3 and 13 years old.

He said he is thankful for the accommodation but hopes that the government will assist to repair the dilapidated premises.

Read more at The New Straits Times

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