Making Wishes Come True

Most of us have the time and resources to make our wishes come true. But for children with life-threatening medical conditions, their focus and energy are channeled into battling and hopefully overcoming their illnesses. These children spend more time in the hospital than in school and are separated from their family for extended periods of time while they undergo treatments. Needless to say, their wishes, hopes and dreams are put on the back burner. Make-A- Wish Malaysia strongly believes in t...

Putting the Lives of Refugee Women Back on Track

Tanma Federation was formed in 2010 by 3 ethnic Burmese women refugee groups in Malaysia, Mang Tha, Kaopro and Chin Women Organization. "Tanma" means strong in Burmese. Tanma runs livelihood programmes for refugee women based on Fair Trade and cooperative principles. Through Tanma, several social projects including livelihood trainings, addressing gender-based violence, language classes for refugee women and education programmes for refugee children are run. At the core of Tanma is self- empowe...

Rita Home

Rita Home, situated in Taman Ria, Pekan Kapar, is among the first orphanages in Malaysia. It opened its doors in 1997 and has come a long way since then. The Home cares for children and adults with or without disabilities. It also accepts babies and toddlers and currently it houses 67 children, 8 single mothers, 35 senior citizens, 17 physically and mentally challenged residents with 20 staff to oversee day-to-day operations. (more…)

New Life Community Center (NLCC)

Although it’s considerable wealth and well-developed in Kuala Lumpur, sad to say that there is still a lot of shortages and hence the NEW LIFE COMMUNITY CENTER (NLCC) has established. This “Community Centre” will provide services for people from diverse races and religion background. The Community Centre will look into the needs of the community in five areas, which are vital to the daily lives and help will be rendered to those in need.  The areas are: EDUCATIONAL: Assistances will b...

Bangsa Ria Day-Care Centre

Introduction Bangsa Ria is a day-care centre for the special-needs community, that welcomes all, regardless of race, creed or age. It is run by Persatuan Orang Kurang Upaya Bangsa Ria KL & Sel (Per OKU Bangsa Ria). The centre is open on weekdays from 8.30 a.m. and closes when the last child leaves by 5.30 p.m. The children are aged from 6 years to 46 years. Most of the 10 children at Bangsa Ria will not be able to fit into any of the many centres that do not specialise in special needs. Fo...

Sponsors Needed for Rumah Ozanam

Rumah Ozanam was founded in 1987 when the Society of St. Vincent de Paul (SSVP); an international lay organization, embarked on a mission to break the poverty cycle in the Malaysian community. There are two homes; one for boys and the other for girls. Both homes are situated in Petaling Jaya and are only a stone’s throw away from each other. The capacities for both homes are 20 each. Both of these homes have study areas, offices and live-in accommodations for the House Mother and her assistant...

Phuah Joo Eng – Diabetes & Stroke

Name:              PwanKow@Phuah Joo Eng Gender:           Male Birthdate:        08/10/1936 Situation: Phuah had diabetes and his left foot, large intestine and gallbladder were removed in 2009. He has three children but stays alone with his wife. He had a stroke ten years ago and can only move around with the help of a wheelchair. (more…)

Chong Kim Hua – Back Tumour

Name:             Chong Kim Hua Gender:           Male Birthdate:        08/02/1952 Situation: A taxi driver by profession, Chong was diagnosed with a back tumour. After surgery, he is not able to work for some time and thus, ran into a financial crisis. His granddaughter, Cognie is diagnosed with congenital heart disease and autism. He ho...