Community

Projects under Community

Caring Community Centre

Caring Community Centre is an NGO which serves about 60 urban poor families in the town of Kapar, Klang. These families are mainly Indian ethnicity which includes single mothers and orphans. These families depend on monthly food sponsorships from various companies to sustain their living. Some children have poor family support and many are school drop-outs. Many also are illiterate and can only speak Tamil.

Year started:
Project leader: Dr Lydia Lee
Activities done: Intervention for children with malnutrition, women’s health and family planning, english language workshops

PPR Salak Selatan, Kuala Lumpur

Year started: 2014
Project leader: Dr Tan Seok Shin
Activities done: Health screening, dental screening, nutrition and dietary education, hygiene education, and disease awareness

Kampung Sebir, Labu, Negeri Sembilan

Year started: 2013
Project leader: Dr Wong Chin Hoong
Activities done: Health screening, dental screening, disease awareness and monitoring, and cancer screening every first Sunday of the month

Kampung Yap Tau Sah, Kluang, Johor

Year started: 2015
Project leader: Prof Rifdy Mohideen
Activities done: Health screening, health awareness and education

Pangsapuri Balakong Jaya

Balakong is a low cost housing estate, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. There are 660 low cost flats and the population consists of a 60-70% Indian population. Identified as socio-economically deprived by local councillor.

Year started: 2015
Project leader: Dr Sobia Bilal
Activities done: Dental screening and oral health education to the residents

Salak Park Plaza

Year started: 2015
Project leader: Madam Lim Ai Loon
Activities done: Health screening, dental screening, nutrition and dietary education, hygiene education, and disease awareness, opening of IMU Community Centre

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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