Seri Mengasih Centre is a special developmental centre located in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia providing a comprehensive range of training programmes for the intellectually and developmentally disabled and services for their families. It was established in 1981 as the first special school in the state of Sabah for children whose special requirements could not be met in mainstream schools. It was a project initiated by a group of volunteers in collaboration with the Sabah Mental Health Association and established by a Board of Management. A footballers’ changing room at the Likas Sports Complex was used to start the first class for 10 children aged 6 to 12 years. The pioneer staff consisted of 3 teachers, a general helper, and a CUSO (Canada) volunteer worker as its first Principal.