Every 15 October, the unsighted celebrate International White Cane Day. The white cane is an essential tool for the unsighted as it enables them to achieve fuller and more independent lives as well as allow them more freedom of movement.
In conjunction with International White Cane Day, 21 PPB staff visited the Malaysian Association for the Blind (MAB) on 12 October 2019 to assist in various tasks assigned by MAB’s representative. The tasks included reading to the unsighted; typing storybooks; handicraft work to raise funds; and audio recording. PPB sponsored a total of 14 audio novels/storybooks, in three languages, i.e. English Language, Bahasa Malaysia and Mandarin in 2019. The audio novels/storybooks were distributed to seven primary and secondary schools for the unsighted as well as to the libraries of MAB and St Nicholas Home in Penang.