BOLD Association For Children With Special Needs, Penang

Welcome to BOLD Association For Children With Special Needs, Penang webpage.

BOLD is a non-profit community-based organization dedicated to serving Children with Special Needs.

BOLD believes that Children with Special Needs have the right to:-
  • Early Diagnosis
  • Early Intervention
  • Family Centered Services
  • Inclusion in Mainstream Education
  • Lead a full life in the community

BOLD seeks to work closely with parents, teachers, other agencies and organizations, as well as the government, towards these objectives.

Every child should have the opportunity to develop to his or her full potential.

Children with Special Needs require more support so they can be empowered to lead a full life in the community.

Vacancy for Focus on Literacy staff (posted on January 2015)

BOLD is looking for full-time or part-time staff to join our Focus on Literacy team.  You must love working with children and be fluent in EITHER Malay OR Chinese. Please email your resume to or call 04-6598611. 

PSDC Annual Grant

    Grateful thanks to the PSDC Management Council. They have been the core founder for Pusat BOLD-PSDC since 2004! And, they have decided to continue to support Pusat BOLD-PSDC for another 5 years. Photo shows Mr Muhamed Ali bin Hajah Mydin, CEO of PSDC, handing the cheque for 2015 to Dato' Dr. Sharom Ahmat, President of BOLD. Witnessing the happy occasion are Ms Lim Wei Chen, COO of PSDC and Dr. Tan Liok Ee, Hon. Executive Director of BOLD.

7th Annual General Meeting

    At BOLD’s 7th AGM, held on 15 March 2014,  a new Executive Committee was elected to lead BOLD for the next 2 years until our 9th AGM in 2016. Dr. Tan Liok Ee and  Ms Shirley Loo stepped down, as President and Treasurer respectively, in accordance with BOLD’s Constitution as they have served for the maximum term of 6 years in these two positions.  They will continue to be ordinary members of the committee.  The AGM appointed Liok Ee as Honorary Executive Director to help in day to day running of BOLD’s work.

Thank you!

    Members at the Annual General Meeting recorded their gratitude to all those who have donated, in funding, time or energy to support BOLD's work throughout the year. We appreciate every single donation, whatever the amount, as a gift from the heart.

    However, we would like to thank in particular the  special contributions of the following in 2013:

  • Penang State Government through MMK Pendidikan and Penang Education Council 
  • Penang Skills Development Centre
  •  Glenn Jude De Padua
  •  Heng Lee & Company Sdn Bhd
  • Jammin Senzations
  • Lee Khek Mui
  • Rubber Trade Association of Penang
  • The Learning Garden
  •  A generous donor who requested to be anonymous
    A very big Thank You, as well, to all our dedicated staff, team members and volunteers who work really hard to keep all our projects running smoothly throughout the year. Without your dedication, enthusiasm and energy, we could not have helped so many children and their families.

    A special Thank You to Mr. Lee Shok Mee, our internal auditor, and Ooi & Associates who have so kindly continued to be our External Auditor on a pro bono basis since 2009.