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

Kampung Sebir, Labu, Negeri Sembilan

Kampung Sebir is a rural village located in Labu, Negeri Sembilan, with an approximate population of 200 orang asli residents. This project started in 2013, with the main aim of improving the health awareness in the community through health screening and health education. When we started the project in Kampung Sebir, we wanted to see improvements in chronic disease (hypertension, asthma), vaccinations, and nutritional status, to name a few areas. We were told by Jabatan Kemajuan Orang Asli (JAKOA) that the villagers had asthma and/or skin problems due to the presence of a nearby quarry. We are in contact with the village leader and continue to identify their needs that we can address. We also had the support of the District Health Office in Seremban and the Klinik Kesihatan in Nilai.

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 Sri Pantai Senggarang, Batu Pahat, Johor

Kampung Orang Asli Sri Pantai Senggarang, Batu Pahat, Johor is a medium-sized community of 700 orang asli residents located 30km from the IMU Clinical Campus Batu Pahat. The adults constitute approximately 75% of the population, with about 150 children. A high proportion of them work as fishermen while others do odd jobs and small businesses. The villagers have low income and seldom visit the local health clinic due to their workload and the lack of health awareness.

Year started:
Project leader: Prof Rifdy Mohideen
Activities done: Health screening, general health and nutritional education.

Kampung Tekir, Labu, Negeri Sembilan

Kampung Orang Asli Sri Pantai Senggarang, Batu Pahat, is a medium-sized community of 700 orang asli residents located 30km from the IMU Clinical Campus Batu Pahat. The adults constitute approximately 75% of the population, with about 150 children. A high proportion of them work as fishermen while others do odd jobs and small businesses. The villagers have low income and seldom visit the local health clinic due to their workload and the lack of health awareness.

Year started:
Project leader: Dr Gandhi Nathan Solayar
Activities done: Health screening, dental screening and health talks

Kampung Yap Tau Sah, Kluang, Johor

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

*There are no activities planned in 2017 for Kampung Yap Tau Sah.

Malaysia Lautu Chin Refugee Community

The Myanmar Chin (Lautu) Refuges Community Christian Fellowship started on June 2004 with the mission of to help Chin (Lautu) refuges community (about 1000 population) social welfare. In Malaysia, it is reported (2009) to have more than 20,000 Chin refugees residing amongst us to escape political suppression, forced labour, religious persecution, sexual violence and other forms of human rights violence.

Year started:
Project leader: Dr Janice Chan Vey Lian
Activities done: Chiropractic service, disease prevention to the community through 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

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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