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BOLD needs Volunteer Teachers! BOLD 《假期阅读营》招募义工老师


BOLD needs Volunteer Teachers!

BOLD has organized Holiday Literacy Camps every year, since 2008, to help children with reading difficulties.  This year’s Holiday Literacy Camp will run from 25 November to 6 December.

 BOLD needs volunteers who will be prepared to teach for two weeks, Monday to Friday. During these two weeks,  classes for children learning to read in Mandarin will be in the mornings (9am to 12pm) while classes in Malay will be in the afternoons (2pm to 4.30 pm)

 To prepare you for the camp, our specialist consultant will offer training in:-

• Multi-sensory methods to teach children with reading difficulties

• Kinesthetic exercises to stimulate learning processes

 Training will be held at BOLD’s Activity Centre in Minden Heights on:-

16 September and 28 October for teachers of Mandarin and Malay respectively.

For more details, please contact our staff at 04-6598611 or  01120684776   (Tuesdays-Fridays, 11 am to 2 pm) or by email to


BOLD 假期阅读营》招募义工老师








1. 学习如何利用多元感官方法,教导阅读障碍儿童阅读。

2. 学习一些简单的运动方法,促进阅读障碍儿童的学习能力。


日期: 916 (如何教导华文) 1028  如何教导马来文)


有兴趣者请致电04-6598611/ 01120684776(星期二至五,上午十一点半至下午两点)询问详情 ,



Happy New Year !!!



Charity Ballet Performance SPREAD LOVE THROUGH RHYTHM 2018 On December 1 At Dewan Sri Pinang, Penang


(PENANG) The Pointe Art Academy (PAA) will organize its 2nd charity ballet performance entitled Spread Loves through Rhythm” (SLTR) at the Dewan Sri Pinang on Dec 1.

Endorsed by the state government, the event will have more than 14 amazing classical and contemporary ballet dances, performed by the academy’s 120-student troupe.

This 2nd sequel’s objective is to promote the concept of “children helping children”, which is to raise funds for the less fortunate children.

Proceeds from the sales of ordinary tickets will be channeled to BOLD Association for Children with Special Needs, Penang, a non-profit organization that offers intervention programs catering for children with special needs, both on the island and mainland.

The young students from the academy have been preparing for more than nine months for this unforgettable evening.

 “After the much well-perceived event held in 2015, the PAA decided to have its 2nd sequel at a larger theater to enable its students to perform in a much professional stage, as well as to accommodate more audiences for its generous purposes.”

“We hope that, through performance, it enables us to spread hope, love, and care as well as to create awareness to the audiences and the participants towards children with special needs.”, said Ms Leow, the principal of PAA.

“By staging this performance, we want to empower the children through rhythm. Rhythm plays an important part in both music and dance, it can be therapeutic and serves as a positive outlet for emotional expression. It also helps to build self-esteem and self-confidence as well. Positive attitudes such as discipline, commitment, dedication, and teamwork can be developed and encouraged among the students by participating in the event,” said Leow.

The sponsors for this charity performance: US Pizza, Dr. SH Lai (Nyin Oi Tong Medical Hall), H.I Signature Salon & Academy and Jessica Cosmetology.

The event starts at 7 pm.

For more information, please visit:

Facebook for Pointe Art Academy:


Tickets are priced from RM30, RM60 and RM130

Platinum Category (VIP) : RM130

Gold Category (Ordinary) : RM60

Student Category : RM30


For ticketing enquiry, kindly contact:

Ms. Leow 011-1095 4105


Or online ticketing at (Look for Dec 1, 2018 event calendar)



(Photo caption: Energized young performers are getting ready for the show!)

ACS & BOLD : Sibling Camp 2019 (in Mandarin)【我要牵着你/妳的手】特殊儿手足营







 日期:2019年1月19日 (星期六) (9am—5pm)      和

          * 2019年1月20日(星期日)(9am—12noon)


地点:Penang Skills Development Centre  (PSDC)

           1 Jalan Sultan Azlan Shah, 11900 Bayan Lepas, Penang.


对象:会说华文的7-12 岁特殊儿的兄弟姐妹(42名)




Sibling camp 2019 google form link:

欲知详情请联络04-6598611(星期二至六:11.30am -2pm )/011-20684776或电邮至

ACS & BOLD: Teenager (of special needs sibling) workshop 2019 (in Mandarin)『遇见未来领袖』青少年工作坊







 日期: 2019年1月20日(星期日)(2 pm— 6 pm)

地点:   Penang Skills Development   


           1 Jalan Sultan Azlan Shah, 11900 Bayan 

           Lepas, Penang.


对象:会说华文的13-18 岁特殊儿之(青少年)兄弟姐妹 (30名)

用“世界咖啡馆World Cafe”的方式带大家讨论:



-成为领袖 So Easy(领导与管理的差异)


欲知详情请联络04-6598611(星期二至六:11.30am -2pm )/011-20684776或电邮至

Teenager workshop 2019 google form link:

BOLD Malay Literacy Camp 2018


BOLD Mandarin Literacy Camp 2018


Fundraising Dinner


                    Together with our partner organization ACS, we are organizing a Fund Raising Dinner on 26 August at Wembley St Giles. Our target is to raise RM500,000 through the dinner to cover operating expenses for both organizations in the coming year.

                   Attached are soft copies of the Appeal Letter, brief descriptions of the two organizations as well as BOLD's 2017 Annual Review for you to consider what you can do by way of donating yourself/or from your family as well as for you to help us to publicize this among your friends and appeal for their generosity.

                  As you can see from BOLD’s 2017 Annual Review , our  programs including the 4 we share with ACS reach over 400 Children with Special needs and their families. BOLD’s annual expenditure is now RM400,000. It’s very important to have enough funds every year to to keep all programs running and keep our dedicated staff.





 WE ARE FRIENDS Series - Introducing the latest publication by BOLD Association for Children with Special Needs, Penang.

The objective is of this series is to foster peer empathy and acceptance of children with special needs in mainstream classrooms. Designed for preschoolers and young primary school going children, the books are written in simple language and fully illustrated. Each book is written from the perspective of a child who has a friend with special needs. The series can also serve as teaching tools for teachers to talk about classmates who are a little different.

The series consists of five books one each on autism, ADHD, Down syndrome and dyslexia, and a final book about being friends despite differences. The series is available in English, Malay and Chinese in conventional book format (size: 204mm X 204mm) and loose leaf book format (size: 420mm X 297mm). A set of 5 books in conventional book format is available at RM25. A set of 5 books in loose leaf book format is available at RM180.

Books are available at the Centres listed below:


81 Cangkat Minden Jalan 5, 11700 Penang

Tel: 604-6598611


1 Lorong Sutera Prima 4, Taman Sutera Prima, 13700 Seberang Jaya

Tel: 604-3984358

ACS First Step Intervention Centre

227 Jalan Pemancar, 11700 Penang

Tel: 604-6585396

Alternatively, you may fill in an order form and email ( or WhatsApp (011-20684776) your form to us. Additional charges will apply upon request for courier delivery.

Order form link:





Donations can be made by Cash or  Cheques payable to BOLD for Special Needs Penang; or Direct bank-in to CIMB 8003946993.

ALL DONATIONS TO BOLD ARE TAX EXEMPT under Section 44(6) of the Income Tax Act 1967.