Sekolah Pendidikan Khas (GPS: 5.45879, 100.28042) is a special school in Penang for children who are deaf. It is located on Jalan Lembah Permai in Tanjung Bungah. The school was originally called the Federaton School for the Deaf, and is the pioneer schoo for hearing challenged children.
Sekolah Pendidikan Khas was established in 1954. Two year earlier, a medical specialist by the name of Dr C. Elaine Field arrived in Penang and found that there wasn't a school catering to the needs of the deaf. Dr Field met with Lady Templer, the wife of Sir Gerald Templer, the British High Commissioner in Malaya, and suggested the idea of establishing such a school. Lady Templer took up the initiative to establish one, and the Federation School for the Deaf was established in 1954, originally at Northam Road.
The site on Jalan Lembah Permai was bought by the school in 1963, at a cost of just 65 cents per square foot. The land was sold to the school by the late Tan Sri Loh Boon Siew, who sponsored 15 cents per square foot of the cost. The Ministry of Rural Development Malaya provided RM500,000 towards the construction of the school buildings.
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