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 under one roof for the poor; implementing specialised learning environments to develop children academically and socially thus empowering them to become productive members of society.
Started more than 19 years ago in Sentul, Kuala Lumpur with only 20 students Dignity is now a learning centre with over 1,000 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.
20 Years On
In 2018, Dignity for Children Foundation is celebrating its 20th Anniversary. From the small beginning Dignity now offers nine education programmes and life skills training to prepare the children with more employability opportunities. Over the years many have passed accredited examinations and gone on to tertiary education, joined internships, started businesses and moved on to the workplace.
|Address||No. 9-2, Jalan 15/48A, Sentul Boulevard, 51000 Kuala Lumpur|
|Phone||+603 4044 1397|
|Contact Person||Norman Ng or Barbara Devaraj|
|Tax-Exempt LHDN No.||LHDN.01/35/42/51/179.6.5279 (29.04.2003)|
Project to be Funded: Empower-a-Child Programme (EAC)
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.
EAC 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.
Each runner will raise funds toward this Empower-a-Child programme so that the children will have quality education for a year. Without this targeted financial assistance of RM240,000 provided by the 'Run For a Reason' and Corporate Challenge. 40 children will not be able to attend school and reach the “FINISH” line.