Expanding the World of the Blind and Visually-impaired

By Aliya Abd Rahim

May 2020 FEATURE
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St. Nicholas' Home, Penang is situated along Jalan Bagan Jermal.
FOUNDED IN 1926 the St. Nicholas’ Home for the Blind (SNH) is a pioneer in educational services and training programmes for the Blind and Visually-impaired (BVI).But where making sure these BVIs lead an active, healthy lifestyle is concerned, there are naturally some unique challenges involved. Being physically disadvantaged notwithstanding, psychological barriers can also deter these individuals from getting the required amount of exercise daily. But with the guidance of both staff and volunteers, the BVIs at SNH are finding new...

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Aliya Abd Rahim

is (racially) a fusion of "sambal belacan" and "tandoori". She enjoys photography and is a Star Wars enthusiast. Like any other final year student, she hopes to attend the (hopefully not called off) 58th USM convocation this year.