Rumah Victory Children and Youth Home

Overview

Rumah Victory Children and Youth Home was founded in April 1998. The purpose of establishing the Rumah Victory Children and Youth Home is to provide a home for underprivileged children, including orphans, rebellious youth, and children from dysfunctional families and to transform these children’s lives through counselling, disciplines, proper education and character building. Currently, there are 28 male children in the home. Activities of IMU Cares with Rumah Victory began in 2015, where most of the activities organized were aimed at improving the children’s health and well-being, as well as providing them with an exposure to science.

Activities done so far:

  1. Dengue Awareness Program
  2. English Tuition Classes
  3. Rumah Victory Bazaar and Fun Run (fundraising)
  4. Martial Arts Training
  5. Science Activity I: Crime Scene Investigation
  6. Science Activity II: ‘Students Today, Scientists Tomorrow!’
  7. Science in the Great Outdoors

 


Objectives

Rumah Victory Children at Museum

  • To improve the children’s interest and knowledge in basic English and science
  • To teach the children about important scientific concepts by relating scientific phenomena to their everyday lives, and by creating a series of educational yet relatable scenarios

Target Audience

  • Underprivileged children

 

IMU Cares Integration with MPU (U4) Module

Rumah Victory Children at Museum
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. English tuition classes
    1. Students will be responsible for planning 3-4 English tuition classes for a group of teenagers aged 13-17. Lessons may include interactive and technology-assisted teaching activities and games.
    2. Students will be responsible for sourcing for and preparing suitable material and exercises. Students will also have to consult an English teacher (whether in IMU or external) for advice on the suitability of the material and lesson plan.
    3. Students will be responsible for conducting appropriate assessments to track the children’s proficiency in English before, during, and after the tuition class series.

 

  1. Science outreach activities.
    1. Students will guide a group of children aged 8 to 18 in conducting a series of simple experiments on the following themes:
      (1) Microorganisms
      (2) Chemicals in food/reading food labels
      (3) Genetics
      (4) Anatomy
    2. Students will be responsible for explaining to the children how the experiment should be carried out and how to interpret the findings.
    3. Students will conduct quizzes with the children to evaluate how receptive they are to the activity.
    4. Students will lead the Science in the Great Outdoors activity by organising the different types of stations and mentoring the children to complete the tasks in each station.

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 Elaine Chan Wan Ling
Contact Detail: elainechan@imu.edu.my
Community Partner: Rumah Victory Children and Youth Home

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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