The study investigated social functioning of children with low vision (CWLV). Factors which may influence their participation in social activities were particularly explored, basing on their own experiences.It was a qualitative study which purposively involved five CWLV from one school. Data was collected through interviews, consultation of documents and spontaneous information. Interaction and communication, games and play, co-operation and support, and challenges experienced by the CWLV were the centres of interest in the study.The study found that communication among the CWLV and other people in the school was motivated by interpersonal relationship and the need for help by the CWLV. The CWLV were also teased by the sighted peers at school. They were however, generally interested in participating in games. Some of them supported one another and co-operated with other people in the school, while others did not. The CWLV did not require guidance in movement, except in the evening. Some sighted peers and teachers dictated notes, brailled and transcribed examinations, and located materials for the CWLV but others did not provide such help. Trained teachers for the CWLV were also inadequate in the school.It is suggested that regular assessment of the children’s functional vision be done by involving a multi-disciplinary team to determine possibilities for intervention; teachers should be reoriented through refresher courses and upgrading in order to acquire skills of helping CWLV. The CWLV should be exposed to a variety of social activities and their efforts rewarded. Physical modifications, acceptance, collaboration and personal initiative by the CWLV themselves may eventually improve their social functioning in the school.