WHY EDUCATION?

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.

Nutrition

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

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Family Instability

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

Prevailing Social Issues

Under-served children are faced with increasing exposure to social issues such as crime, teenage/unwanted pregnancies, drug abuse, suicide, self-harm and bullying