Challenges of vulnerable children & families in Malaysia
Malnutrition & poor developmental outcomes
Low literacy levels, skills & employability
Lack of resilience & a functional family environment
Low sense of belonging in schools & the society
EDUCATING & PROVIDING BASIC NEEDS
Increasing Access To Education
Ensuring children from vulnerable communities have increased access to education so they can break out of the poverty cycle.
Improve Skills & Learning
Provide opportunities for children from vulnerable communities to have improved skills & learning that prepares them for life.
Strengthening families with improved socio-economic factors so that children are raised in a safe and protective environment.
Providing them access to free financial protection
Children & Youth
Improving their access to education through basic needs: daily breakfast, school uniforms & shoes and vision check
In 2020 during the school closures, the B40 families reported an increase in expenses because their children were no longer receiving subsidised meals in school. With 39% of these families reporting a household income of RM1,000 or less, we knew we had to step in and continue providing aid to these families at home.
The Super Sarapan aid of RM60 a month was turned into a cash aid, and as a result 44% of the families were able to have food security. Before the aid, a mother shared that she was only able to afford rice and curry for daily meals. After receiving the aid she was able to buy a variety of fruits, meat, and vegetables to increase the quality & variety of foods consumed by her children. Whether online or offline learning, we want to continue supporting children’s access to education by providing for their basic needs.