Projects under Schools

Chinese Taipei School (KL) Kindergarten

This project was approved in 2016. A pre-visit to the kindergarten was conducted and discussion was carried out with the headmistress to discuss on the educational needs to the children. Hence, the 1st project was aimed to empower dental hygiene and nutrition awareness among the children. Two visits were conducted in year-2016, which were on 25th August and 8th September. There are 180 students aged 4 to 6 years old.

Dignity for Children Foundation

Dignity for children foundation (DFC) is one of the implementing partners of UNHCR since 2004. It serves as a one-stop community-learning centre for the urban poor and underprivileged and runs educational programmes for children from ages 2 to 17. DFC has been an IMU community partner since 2014. Since 2014, numerous activities have been conducted over projects which aim to improve the educational and health situation for underprivileged children and youth in Dignity.

Year started: 2014
Project leader: Dr Tan Bee Siew
Activities done: Chinese New Year celebration, talk on sports safety, talk on health effects of smoking, dental screening and intervention, mental health promotion, soft skill workshop, e-tuition

Lautu Education Centre

The Lautu Education Centre is an organization which focuses on the welfare of refugee children from Myanmar aged between 5 and 14 years old. The Lautu Education Center is also part of the Malaysian Christian Fellowship since the 18th of January 2010 with Bawi Kung being its chairman. The centre thrives to provide English language lessons, I.T. lessons, and Music classes. The UNHCR is responsible in providing salary for the teachers, however. The centre’s goal is to optimize students’ performance and achievement, cultivate positivity towards learning and improve social competence in students. As of 1st of April 2016, there were 4 teachers, a cook, and 45 students in the centre. 30 of the students are under 12 years old and the rest are above 12 years of age.

LifeBridge Learning Centre

LifeBridge Learning Centre is a school for the urban poor and refugee children established in 2011. It is supported by UNHCR and is located at Seberang Perai, Penang. Presently, there are 96 students with ages ranging from 7-14 years old. There is standard 1, 2, 3, and upper primary. Some students of the upper primary will be given more advance work to do if they show promise. Right now, there is no class for Form 1 yet.

Little Flower Learning Centre

Little Flower Learning Centre is a UNHCR affiliated school for refugee children from Myanmar, which is located at Seremban. There are around 67 children in the school from the age of 7 to 14 years old. Their parents work locally, though they usually work in other states. There are 3 teachers at the school. Last year, they had part-time volunteer teachers.

ROH Community School Kluang

ROH Community School Kluang is a learning centre for refugee children located in Kluang, Johor, that is supported by United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the Soroptimist International Club Iskander Puteri (SIIP). Together, they are dealing with health issues, children education and other support for the Rohingya refugee community. The community school is located at a shop lot, where 40 children attend the school. The community consist of 1,000 families with financial and health issues.

ROH Community School Seremban

The Rohingyas are refugees who have been displaced from their homeland, Myanmar. They have been refugees in Malaysia for the last 20 years. There are several challenges faced by this group of people such as lack of formal education, and vulnerable to compromising situations.
ROH Community School Seremban is a learning centre dedicated for the refugee children within the community that is located in Seremban, Negeri Sembilan. It was established in 2014, attended by 51 students aged 4-12 years old. The students are divided into 3 groups (beginner, intermediate, advanced) based on their literacy level. There are 2 teachers funded by the UNHCR, who teach English, mathematics and Bahasa Malaysia. There is another young volunteer teacher who also teaches regularly. The teachers follow the curriculum set by the Malaysian Ministry of Education. The school hours are from 7.30AM – 1.00PM and religious studies are taught from 2.30PM – 4.00PM on Mondays – Thursdays. The school is deeply in need of help in terms of learning resources and classroom furniture.

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United Learning Centre (Dream Big Reaching Out Project)

United Learning Centre (ULC) is a volunteer driving centre providing children of Burmese and Myanmar refugees with an education. These children do not have access to schools in Malaysia due to their parents’ refugee status. The centre provides education for the children to help prepare them for resettlement in a third country, without this education, especially learning the English language, most of these children end up begging on the streets or be victims of human traffickers. School equipment such as computers, books and meals, as well as activities to complete the education process for a school going to children, are all provided by ULC through public donations.

Year started: 2015
Project leader: IMU Asian Medical Students’ Association (AMSA)
Activities done: Under planning

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.