School for the blind gets new braille typewriters

  • Metro News
  • Wednesday, 25 Sep 2019

The Yayasan MRCB team with SK Pendidikan Khas Jalan Batu teachers, students and parents at the handover ceremony.

YAYASAN MRCB has contributed braillers to visually impaired students and funded ceiling leakage repairs totalling RM40,000 at SK Pendidikan Khas Jalan Batu, in Kuala Lumpur.

Its trustees, Datuk Shamrat Sen Gupta and Dr Mohamed Rafick Khan, handed over the braillers to the students in a ceremony at the school for the blind.

“With these typewriters, we hope that these students will not only be able to do their assignments at school but continue to do their homework at home. Prior to this, the students had to share braillers in the school only, ” said Shamrat.

“This contribution will help the students improve their studies in the long-term.

“We are also helping to repair leakages in the old school building to ensure the students can use the classes and corridors without having to worry about slippery floors.

“At Yayasan MRCB, we strive hard to ensure that we continuously identify impactful causes and undertake programmes to support needy students so they can lead a better quality of life in the future.”

As a long-term effort to sustain its programmes, the foundation is organising a charity concert titled “Yannick Bovy celebrates 100 Years of Nat King Cole” on Oct 5 at Istana Budaya, Kuala Lumpur.

Last month, Yayasan MRCB organised several UPSR clinics for over 600 underprivileged students involving seven of the foundation’s adopted schools in Perak, Selangor, Penang and the Federal Territories.

The foundation also launched a one-year meal programme totalling RM231,000 for 384 less fortunate students from 12 schools in the Federal Territories, Penang, Selangor, Perak and Johor in June.

Other impactful activities include contribution of books and calculators to 600 students, donations to 100 less fortunate families in Langkawi, conducting educational programmes for Orang Asli children, providing mobile clinics for the Orang Asli, providing temporary accommodation for those caring for family members with prolonged illnesses, as well as refurbishing schools for special needs children.

To-date, it has contributed more than RM1mil to assist underprivileged students and less fortunate communities across Malaysia.

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