The Selangor and Federal Territory Association for the Mentally Handicapped (SAMH), established in 1964, is a charitable organisation that serves 340 mentally challenged children/adults ranging from as young as 3 to as old as 50 years, with varying mental disabilities.

They receive training to improve their independant living skills as well as preparation for the job market eventually. For many of the trainees, who cannot be placed in the open job market, SAMH is their ‘permanent home’ where under the SAMH ‘Sheltered Workshop’ programme, they are productively engaged to do simple routine jobs under supervision from job contracts awarded to SAMH under this programme, for which they receive some salaries/ allowances.

However, the financial cost of maintaining three centres, one in Klang and two in Kuala Lumpur, employing 64 staff, including teachers requires up to RM 2.2 million annually.

Currently, part of SAMH’s operating budget is supported by a grant from the Ministry of Women, Family and Community Development. The remaining expenses are funded through the generous financial contributions of the public and private sector.However, since the last few years, government grants to NGOs has been on a downward trend and this has impacted SAMH, whereby it would now need to collect 60% of its annual budget through public donations to meet its operating expenditure.

SAMH,currently faces a financial deficit, in meeting the costs of running three centres.Thus, any financial assistance and support for any SAMH activity will be greatly appreciated and used for the maximum benefit of the children/adults entrusted in our care.

All financial donations to the SAMH are exempted from Income Tax : Ref. No LHDN.01/35/42/51/179-6.1041. Cheques are payable to SAMH. You can also bank in directly to our Hong Leong Bank Current Account No: 292-00-00471-1. A tax exempt receipt will be issued upon clearance of the sum donated.

You can also make direct online donation by clicking the image below.


We, at SAMH, would like to thank all sponsors and donors. Thank you for your support.

The Selangor and Federal Territory Association for the Mentally Handicapped (SAMH)
Wisma Harapan
522, Jalan Sultan Abdul Samad,
50470 Kuala Lumpur.

Tel : +603 – 2274 1457 / 75
Fax : +603 – 2273 4933
Website :
E-mail :

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