Children’s Home

Projects under Children’s Home

Precious Children Home

Year started: 2011
Project leader: Dr Kenny Voon
Activities done: Short term tuition for children, health screening, dental check-up, computer classes, education on healthy eating and personal hygiene, dengue disease awareness and prevention

Dignity for Children Foundation

Dignity for children foundation (DFC) is one of the implementing partners of UNHCR since 2004. It serves as a one-stop community-learning centre for the urban poor and underprivileged and runs educational programmes for children from ages 2 to 17. DFC has been an IMU community partner since 2014. Since 2014, numerous activities have been conducted over projects which aim to improve the educational and health situation for underprivileged children and youth in Dignity.

Year started: 2014
Project leader: Dr Tan Bee Siew
Activities done: Chinese New Year celebration, talk on sports safety, talk on health effects of smoking, dental screening and intervention, mental health promotion, soft skill workshop, e-tuition

Rumah Charis (Home for the Children)

Year started: 2014
Project leader: Dr Dinesh Kumar Chellapan
Activities done: Health education, promote healthy eating, games and physical activities with the children

Rumah Victory Children and Youth Home

Activities with Rumah Victory began in 2015, with most of the activities organized aimed at improving the children’s health and wellbeing, as well as providing them with exposure to science. Some of the children have participated in a computer class and PowerPoint presentation competition organized in collaboration with the ITS department, where they performed exemplarily. However, they have yet to achieve satisfactory English proficiency.  In 2016, the focus of our activities was to improve English proficiency, health awareness, and to trigger scientific curiosity in the children of Rumah Victory. The activities this year were focused on exposing children to the science lab and public health in a fun and exciting way, and organizing bi-weekly English tuition classes.

Year started: 2015
Project leader: Dr Felicia Chung Fei Lei
Activities done: Health talks, basic first aid course, basic health assessment, setting up computers and educational software, visit to National Botanical Garden, science experiments at IMU lab

United Learning Centre (Dream Big Reaching Out Project)

Year started: 2015
Project leader: IMU Asian Medical Students’ Association (AMSA)
Activities done: Under planning

Home of Peace

Home of Peace is a registered home with the sole aim of educating as many underprivileged girls as possible. There are 17 girls housed by Home of Peace, who are mostly from the slum areas in and around Kuala Lumpur. Home of Peace is funded mostly by the public and a circle of caring benefactors. In recent years, it has benefited from a grant from Jabatan Masyarakat Malaysia.

Year started: 2015
Project leader: Dr Shamala Ramasamy
Activities done: Tour of IMU’s Medical Museum, dental screening and intervention, adolescent health education, Explore! Workshop

Serving the community is a manifestation of the University's core values but also as part of experiential learning, generally, a very effective form of learning - Walking the Talk.