Dignity For Children Foundation

Dignity for Children Foundation aims to empower underprivileged urban poor children to break the cycle of poverty through quality education, positively transforming their lives and the lives of the community around them.  Dignity achieves this by establishing high quality learning centres; implementing specialised learning environments to develop children academically and socially thus empowering them to become productive members of society.

Started more than 24 years ago, in 1998, in Sentul, Kuala Lumpur with only 20 students, Dignity is now a learning centre with more than 1,860 poor and vulnerable children ranging from 2-17 years old.  It provides quality education and care in a secure environment for pre-school to Form 5. Many of the children had gone through the school and passed with IGCSE ‘O’ level qualifications. Without Dignity’s education provisions these underprivileged children would not be attending school and will be open to and engaged with undesirable activities on the streets.

Our goal has always been to provide quality education which in turn breaks the cycle of poverty and nurtures a generation of young people who will impact, influence and transform society in a positive way.

Empower A Child programme provides the sponsored children with one - year funding and empower them with the certainty to receive the quality education and holistic care which he/she needs to develop academically and emotionally in the growing up years. If there are no outside interventions with the opportunity to have a decent education many of these children are destined to repeat the cycle of poverty.


Address 21-5, Jalan 15/48A, Sentul Boulevard, 51000 Kuala Lumpur
Phone +603 4044 1397
E-mail dignity@dignityforchildren.org
Contact Person  Renee Koo
Website http://www.dignityforchildren.org


Registration No. 506188-w
Tax-Exempt LHDN No. LHDN.01/35/42/51/179.6.5279 (29.04.2003)


The Empower-a-Child Programme Provides:

  • Continuous Education.  Including books, stationery, uniforms and daily transportation. 
  • Nutritious Meals.  One daily meal plus snacks.
  • Health, hygiene and medical care.  At least two health checks a year to ensure the children maintain basic good health and hygiene.
  • Student leadership & character development.  The secondary students are given the opportunity to be trained and take up active roles in the daily operations of Dignity and our Transformational Enterprises.
  • Sports and Physical Development.  Through sports and physical education the children learn sportsmanship and team playing.
  • Vocational Life Skills Development.  For the older children we provide opportunities for them to be trained in vocational life skills.
  • Community Support.  Counselling is provided for students and members of the family in need of support for mental and emotional issues.