Here are some of the issues that under-served children and families face. We believe that increasing access to quality education can help them.
Trapped in a poverty cycle
1 in 6 Malaysian children don’t make it to Form 4.
85% of these children come from poor families.
They drop out of school, end up in low-paying jobs and get trapped in a cycle of poverty.
Having adequate nutrition is now unaffordable for low-income families, particularly in urban areas*.
66% of low-income families experience insecurity in putting food on the table
Children from such families are going to school hungry and are unable to concentrate in class
Low-income families lack financial resilience, more than half don’t have any savings and only 10% are able to withstand financial shocks*
Only 1 out of 5 families are able to survive less than 3 months if their incomes are cut off*
*According to the State of Households Report II 2016 by Khazanah Research Institute