Orang Asli Care

Our Pride and joy: This handsome “prince” from the forest of Pahang obtained 8As in his SPM examination results.

Orang Asli Care
is another urgently needed but challenging mission.

Currently, we have more than 40 indigenous children from the jungles of Kelantan, Pahang, Gombak and Hulu Langat.

They are not orphans but due to their harsh environment, there is no comprehensive education system in the local area. Thus, their only option in life is to fall back on the ways of their forefathers – hoping to live off the land and with no hope of escaping poverty as resources and available living space are becoming more scarce.

With the threat of deforestation, the aboriginal parents understand that the only way for their children to have a better life is to empower them with education. In the beginning, these aboriginal children missed the freedom of running freely in the forest. However, thanks to their high-level adaptability, they soon began to love and thrive in the Home.

With the encouragement of other children, most of them speak fluent English. The most gratifying moment arrived in 2015 when one of the aboriginal children obtained 8As in the government-level SPM examinations. Starting in 2019, they were given the chance to study crafts at the YWCA center, which includes hairstyling and beauty courses.

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    Once surrounded by forest, now by books

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    I miss playing with worms and butterflies but now I can draw them.

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    I can't wait to do well in school so when I grow up, I can help other children like me.

Others choose to go to the forest to help the Orang Asli. We empower their children with education so they go back to help their own people.