Dignity for Children Foundation

Overview

Dignity for Children Foundation (DFC) is one of the implementing partners of United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (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.

 

Activities conducted:

  1. By Foundation in Science Team: The DFC students visit to IMU on 8th and 22nd March will help the students of DFC to enhance their knowledge on Chemistry and Biology subjects. The DFC students visit to IMU on 25th and 26th July will help the students of DFC to enhance their knowledge on Chemistry and Biology subjects.
  2. To provide health education and health promotion to the children of persons of concern to UNHCR under its mandate in Malaysia.
  3. By School of Dentistry: Community Based Intervention for Oral Health for DFC.
  4. By Psychology Team: To provide sexuality health education for students.
  5. By Corporate/Academic Staff: Christmas/year-end direct mailing to reach out to potential sponsors of DFC children for their education.

Objectives

Kids

  • To promote health through education among the refugee children at DFC.
  • To enhance the children’s interest and knowledge in natural science.

Target Audience

  • Refugee children

 

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 continue to provide health education and health promotion to the children in DFC

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.

Key Project: Dignity for Children Foundation
Project Leader: Dr Tan Bee Siew
Email: beesiew_tan@imu.edu.my
Community Partners: Dignity for Children Foundation

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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