By Sakina Mohamed
(This article is released in conjunction with the Universal Children's Day on Nov 20)
KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama) -- Many visually-impaired children who go to school for the blind are not getting the books they need on time, compromising their right to quality education.
This was revealed by 15-year-old Hani Nursyahira Muhamat Halis during the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Summit Children’s Forum “Welcome to Our 2030” held at Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre recently.
“Some of my blind friends do not even have access to Braille books until late in the semester. This makes it difficult for them to get quality education,” she told Bernama in an interview.
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By Shahrizan Jefri Aziz
SUNGAI BULUH (Bernama) -- I was completely awestruck watching Abang Zaidi and Abang Mat cycle up the steep hill energetically. They then descended with control and expertise as they ride their way around the oil palm plantation.
You would be amazed too, if you saw them. Abang Zaidi, whose full name was Abu Zaidi Abu Hassan and Abang Mat, or Mohd Som Mahat, are both 60 and 61 years old!
At 39, my fitness level was nowhere near theirs. I huffed and puffed as I struggled to push my KHS mountain bike uphill.
By Tengku Faezah Tengku Yusof
KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama) -- She is a successful career woman, wife, mother and active volunteer all rolled into one.
Even as a five-year-old growing up in Ghent, Belgium, Datin Raja Riza Shazmin Raja Badrul Shah – who has participated in humanitarian missions overseas – was quite unlike other children her age.
Instead of playing and having fun all day long, she preferred to spend her time going from house to house selling apples to raise funds for charity.