Home of Peace

Overview

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.

Activities conducted:

  1. Medical museum study visit
  2. Dance workshop
  3. Puppet theatre workshop
  4. Drama workshop
  5. Concert for old folks
  6. Dental screening and treatment
  7. Reproductive health education
  8. Resource centre set up
  9. Microsoft Office workshop
  10. Sex Education and Personal Hygiene Workshop

Objectives

Kids

  • To enhance their interest in learning living and social skills.
  • To establish an effective resource centre for Home of Peace.

Target Audience

  • Underprivileged girls from the slum areas

 

IMU Cares Integration with MPU (U4) Module

Many student groups have been conducting community service projects at existing IMU Cares Community Partners as part of their MPU (U4) project. Find below the list of activities that students can undertake as part of their MPU (U4) project. Each student group may select one of the following:

  1. To follow-up and develop on ongoing projects
  2. Resource centre project
    IMU students and the librarians have assisted in the setting up of a resource centre on the 3rd floor of Home of Peace.  Cataloguing has been initiated. IMU students have taught the children at the home on how to catalogue the books. So, the librarians will visit the home this year to inspect on the progress of data input, check on system’s function and check on books arrangement on the bookshelf.

     

  3. To introduce new projects
  4. Basic Life Skills, Posture and Exercise Activities
    The objective of these activities are:

    • Teach basic life skills to the children of the Home of Peace.
    • Raise awareness on the importance of posture.
    • Encourage exercise in the younger generation.

     
    Guitar Lessons – Basic Level
    The objective of these activities is:

    • To be able to teach the basic skills and knowledge needed for independent guitar learners, demonstrate basic guitar performances and also leisure guitar playing so that the children occupy their leisure time in undertaking some productive activity so as not to stray away.

      
    Swimming Class
    The objective of these activities is:

    • To be able to learn various swimming styles.

 

Project Details

If you are interested to know more or have any enquiries on this project, kindly drop an email to the project leader below.

Project Leader: Dr Shamala Ramasamy
Email: ShamalaRamasamy@imu.edu.my
Community Partners: Home of Peace

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.

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