At least 2.2 billion people were reported to have a vision impairment or blindness worldwide, where most of them are jobless as they never received any training on how to survive and generate income as a blind.
“Persatuan Orang-orang Cacat Penglihatan Islam Malaysia” (PERTIS) is an association for the people with vision impairment or blindness that has been established and registered in 1996 under Registrar of Society (ROS) with registration number PPM-008-14-26041996. We had open 4 branches in four different locations: Kelantan, Terengganu, Pahang, and Kedah. Our association is administered by the central committee member under the advice of The Honourable Datuk Zamani Sulaiman (Secretary of State Council, Malaysia Parliament).
(1) Empower the Visually Impaired in the aspect of Al-Quran and religious knowledge in facing challenging life.
(2) Train the visually impaired to get a job in which enable them to become educator of the Quran, imams and bilals.
(3) Rehabilitation center for blind elderly, those who have just become blind and new muslims who just convert to Islam.
(4) Educate blind people to read in Braille and how to use the technology made for people with visual impairment.
As NGO activists who have the same condition as the targeted people by this campaign, We are so glad to be able to live independently and get the job to generate income. With this project, we want to open the door for the people who are having the same difficulties as we do. We want them to learn on how to be independent instead of waiting for the donation to survive.
We have been taking care of the education of blind people by distributing Al-Quran in Braille for free and open free classes to teach them braille code. Now, we believe that our weakness shouldn’t be the reason for us to become jobless. Join us to make our dream comes true.