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International Council for Education of People with Visual Impairment (ICEVI)
c/o Malaysian Association for the Blind, Kompleks MAB, Jalan Tabing, Off Jalan Tun Sambanthan 4, 50470 Brickfields, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Contact person: Ismail Md. Sallhe, Regional Chairperson
Tel: +60 4 227 226 77
Fax: +60 4 227 226 76
Activities: International consultancy committees, promotion of education for people with visual impairment via: United Nations and its specialised agencies, as well as other international, regional and national bodies. Publication of The Educator twice a year.

Majlis Kebangsaan Bagi Orang Buta Malaysia
(National Council for the Blind Malaysia)
94B Jalan Tun Sambanthan, Brickfields, Kuala Lumpur, 50470, Malaysia.
Tel: +60 3 227 24959
Fax: +60 3 227 24960
Activities: The promotion of employment, sports and recreation for the blind, Braille library services and the prevention of blindness. The National Council for the Blind (NCBM) is a non-governmental, non-profit organization. There are five major voluntary organizations serving the blind that fall under the National Council: The Malaysian Association for the Blind (MAB, based in Kuala Lumpur) St Nicholas Home (based in Penang) The Sabah Society for the Blind (based in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah) The Sarawak Society for the Blind (based in Kuching, Sarawak) The Society of the Blind in Malaysia (SBM, based in Kuala Lumpur)

Malaysian Association for the Blind (MAB)
(Persatuan Bagi Orang Buta Malaysia)

Street address: Kompleks MAB, Jalan Tebing off Jalan Tun Sambanthan 4, 50470 Brickfields, Kuala Lumpar, Malaysia.
Postal addrsss: PO Box 10687, 50722 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Tel: +603 2272 2672
Fax: +603 2272 2676
Activities: To empower persons with visual impairment by providing them with services & opportunities for greater participation, involvement and integration into society as well as to promote prevention of blindness.

Persatuan Bagi Orang Buta Sarawak
(Sarawak Society for The Blind)

PO Box 515, Kuching, Sarawak, 93710, Malaysia.
Tel: +60 82 424046
Fax: +60 82 429597

Pertubuhan Bagi Orang-Orang Buta Sabah
(Sabah Society for the Blind)

PO Box 10720, 88807 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia.
Tel: +60 88 218130
Fax: +60 88 260753

Pertubuhan Orang Cacat Penglihatan Malaysia
(Society of the Blind in Malaysia)
40a, Jalan Padang Belia, 50470, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Contact persons: Ms. Chok Siew Lee, Mah Hassan
Tel: +60 3 2274 6162
Fax: +60 3 2274 3818
Organizes employment / career-based courses for members, sports and recreation for members and their families, adult literacy classes in Braille and languages, computer literacy training and exploration, recording services for the blind, brailling services for members and friends. Provides some welfare and educational assistance to blind members, their children and blind students.

St Nicholas' Home
Postal address: Locked Bag No. 3031, Penang, 10990, Malaysia.
Street address: 4, Jalan Bagan Jermal, Penang, 10250, Malaysia.
Contact person: Daniel Soon, Acting Executive Director
Tel: +604 229 0800
Fax: +604 227 8590
Activities: To provide education, training and employment opportunities, thus empowering blind and visually impaired persons to fully participate in society while helping to promote the prevention of blindness.


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