Rumah Titian Kaseh

Overview

Rumah Titian Kaseh is a mixed welfare home for disabled and homeless people including elderly, single mothers and children. Majority of residents are children aged up to 18 years old (90 children) from various social background. Most of them have poor access to education with poor literacy rate. Health education is also an area that is lacking for the residents.

Rumah Titian Kaseh has been a community partner of IMU Cares since 2014. So far, the following activities have been conducted to address the issues at Rumah Titian Kaseh:

  1. Head lice screening and education
  2. Proper hand washing
  3. Female adolescent reproductive health education
  4. English reading skills tuition
  5. Mathematics games

Objectives

Kids

  • To promote proper personal hygiene among the children.
  • To enhance their skills in the English language and Mathematics.
  • To empower the children with basic living and social skills.

Target Audience

  • Underprivileged children
  • Single mothers
  • Caregivers

 

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. Head lice screening and education
    The residents of Rumah Titian Kaseh has already been screened and treated in 2016. The caretakers were educated on how to prevent head lice from recurring. Students are needed to follow-up and assess the residents for any presence of head lice. Also, the students should evaluate the caretakers on their knowledge of head lice prevention. The children should also be evaluated on good hair hygiene practice.


    English tuition

    The children were taught basic standard of English through improving their reading skills. The project has shown improvement in the level of English among the children on average. This should continue to be developed to further improve the English reading skills of the children. Also, there should be other areas of English that should be addressed, such as writing and speaking, which have not developed yet.


    Personal hygiene

    The children were taught proper hand washing techniques and educated the importance of personal hygiene. The children should be followed-up with an evaluation on their practice of personal hygiene through a survey and an assessment.

     

  3. To introduce new and continuous assessment of existing projects
  4. Basic mathematics tuition
    *


    Basic living skills (i.e. learning time and dates)
    *


    Aerobic exercise training for children
    *

 
 
 

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 Hazwanie Hashim
Email: hazwaniehashim@imu.edu.my
Community Partner: Rumah Titian Kaseh

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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