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Tue, 21 Nov 2017 16:11:22

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

CSR in Malaysia

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Malaysia is a focus country for OIA. While being a land of beauty and culture, its people live in great poverty. Many Malaysians live below the national poverty line, earning less than US$1 a day. With Malaysia attracting more and more tourists, there is an opportunity to bless and help the people through tourism, in particular volunteerism.

In Kuala Lumpur and around:

  • Ti-Ratana: Lift a hand, Light a heart
    • 1st Orphanage Home opened in 1997 and now 3 orphanages with 250 children/orphans from 1 month old to 18 years old
    • 2 old Folks Homes with 50 senior citizens from 58 to 92 years old
    • 2 Community Centers (Bangsar, Klang)
    • 1 Mobile Clinic
  • Ti-Ratana Welfare Society is a community service society set up in the spirit of compassion to both serve and provide shelter, education and care to the underprivileged members of the community. It is also a voluntary, not-for-profit, non-partisan and non-denominational organisation offering a wide scope of community services.

    Ti-Ratana was founded on 9th February 1994. It all began with a dream, a monk's dream of offering assistance and care for the underprivileged. That monk, the founder of this society, is Reverend Ratana. The Reverend shared his dream with others, and through his hard work and tireless encouragements, many professionals and donors stepped forward to offer their services and contributions to make that dream come true.

    In Port Dickson and around:

  • New Life Care Center
  • NEW LIFE CARE CENTER was founded by Pastor Paul Jegan and his wife Pastor Katherine and has a total of 37 children.
    The children of these homes are mostly left by their parents or have lost one of their parent. Some are abused children, hence taken off their parents. 

  • Planting mangrove trees
  • This project does not only reinforce the sustainability of Pasir Panjang (Port Dickson) but will also enhance the tourism potential of the area, thus improve the livelihood of the local community. OIA and SchoolTripsAsia in Port Dickson provide the opportunity for travelers to plant to create awareness on the importance of a healthy mangrove ecosystem among the local community.

  • Jireh Charity Village
  • The program Jireh Charity Village is a private, independent welfare organization, founded by Rev. Terrence K. K. Sinnadurai & his wife. Established in 1985, now nearly 300 needy and poor children have been helped in their education and today many are doing well. There is a Doctor in Alternative Medicine, a Civil Engineer, a Nurse, Computer Graduates, Salesmen, Businessmen, Pet Shop Owner, etc.

    Jireh Charity Village recently set up a Home School, Rumah Faith Learning Centre, where about 30 children who do not fit into the Government Schools are given a second chance in education. Education is a priority because education gives a better hope for the poor child from a broken home. Jireh Charity Village is now able to take care of 200 needy children and 50 destitute senior citizens.

    In Melaka:

  • World Youth Foundation Malaysia
  • The World Youth Foundation (WYF) is an NGO which was launched in 1994 with  the aim to promote research, development and documentation of youth programmes beneficial to youths worldwide.  The Foundation seeks to support the work of the UN and the World Programme of Action for Youth to the Year 2000 and beyond as well as the Millennium Development Goals.

    The Foundation has organized various seminars/meetings, conferences/dialogues for youth in areas such as population, HIV/AIDS, human rights, education, environment, sustainable development terrorism, racism, entrepreneurship, globalization, culture, drug and substance abuse, etc.

  • Wings Melaka – centre for disable
  • Wings Melaka is a not-for-profit organisation providing a range of innovative learning opportunities to people with special needs and their families. These learning opportunities are designed to maximize the outcomes for people with developmental disabilities and their families through creative, empowering and transforming activities. The centre is for people with developmental delays, which means the main problem of the individual is a developmental delay, a learning disability or a mental handicap, and NOT a visual, hearing or physical impairment. It is open to people of all races and religions.

  • AgapeCARE& Counselling Centre
  • Agape CARE is a non-profit, Christian-based organization that is registered to serve the community in Melaka by meeting the felt needs of different cross-sections of society. It also works as a link between the needy and government agencies, local authorities and other non-governmental organizations.
    ACE seeks to care and meet the needs of the Senior Citizens, especially those who are living on their own, ill, immobile and homebound or less financially-abled.

    ACE CLUB - Empowers Seniors to reach out and support each other through regular organized activities that may include health and wellness programs, intereactive group sessions, continued learning programs, event celebrations, retreats and outings.

    ACE DAYCARE / RESIDENTIAL CARE CENTRE- A homely and purpose-built care centre that operates from Monday to Friday.

  • Sri Ramakrishna Ashram
  • Sri Ramakrishna Ashram, Melaka was founded by Dr. Rama in 1964. His objectives were to spread the teachings of Vedanta, the teachings and the life of Bhagawan Sri Ramakrishna. In 1991, Sri R. Govindasamy wanted to expand the Sri Ramakrishna Ashram’s works from just a religious institution to a charitable organization. His vision was to set up a home for orphans, poor and needy children.

    From a humble beginning of 12 children, the Sri Ramakrishnan Ashram is the home of 45 boys of various age groups. For his work and undying effort, he was later called Sri La Sri Paramhamsa Dhasar.

    In Johor:

  • "Kampung Walkabout"
  • Recreating the authentic "kampung" (village) atmosphere in which students carried out activities that required them to mingle with the villagers apart from trying out new skills.

    Learning focus: Social awareness (good for 15-16 y. o.)
    Helping old folks and less privileged inhabitants in the "kampung" (village) to gain pride in their environment

    Highlight:

    - Join the “Kenduri”: A kenduri is a local gathering with a feast in which participants are directly involved in preparing for the dishes which are cooked outdoors.

    - Cleaning the village and practice proper waste disposal
    - Recycle plastic bottle
    - Paint old houses
    - Dispose of used / unserviceable bulky items