Dignity for Children Foundation


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 DFC.


Activities conducted:

  1. By Foundation in Science: Conduct chemistry and biology laboratory experiment sessions for DFC children using the IMU laboratories.
  2. By School of Dentistry: Community based oral health intervention for DFC children and giving age to those without age using dental radiography techniques.
  3. By Psychology: To provide adolescent health education for students.
  4. By Corporate/Academic Staff: Christmas/year-end direct mailing to reach out to potential sponsors of DFC children for their education./li>



  • 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.

Project Leader: Dr Jayakumar Jayaraman
Email: JayakumarJayaraman@imu.edu.my
Community Partner: 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.