The Malaysian Association for the Blind (MAB) is the premier voluntary organization in Malaysia serving visually impaired persons. It provides services that help the blind and prevent the tragedy of avoidable blindness. Established in 1951 by the then Department of Social Welfare to look after the general well-being of blind persons in the country, MAB has since carried out this role and much more. Its activities have extended from Kuala Lumpur to other parts of the country. These include educational programs, rehabilitation courses, vocational training and placement service. In addition, MAB also runs a Braille library, a “talking” book library, a Braille Publishing Unit, an Information Technology Centre, Resource Centre and a Sale and Production Unit to name a few.
On 23rd & 24th March 2018, 23 Volunteers went to Malaysian Association for the blind in brickfields to assist in the Braille Publishing Unit and Library Resources Unit. It was definitely a whole new experience for the volunteers 🙂
Shortly after we reached, we were briefed by Ms Devi on our jobscopes for the day. Volunteers are distributed into few categories, some help with drawing geometric images bar charts, some help with drawing images and some help with the art&craft parts.