We are a welfare home located in Jalan Kelah, Petaling Jaya. Here, we house 40 boy's ages between 4 and 22 years old who are from various walks of life; orphans, abandoned, from single parent family or from broken family and abuse children.
The home aims at providing them a new start in their lives, a life of childhood, a normal life any child would or should have but they didn't due to the circumstances they were in.
The society was initiated by a group of people ‘AGATHIANS' in an attempt to rescue a number of children from an illegal orphanage from being turned out to the streets upon closure the person running the "home" was physically, emotionally and mentally abused the children.
What We Do
Other than the basic needs, Agathians Shelter ensures these children are sent to school. The children are given tutoring in house to catch up on missed years of schooling. For the elder children who have missed many years of schooling, we focus on teaching them English and Bahasa Malaysia languages and Mathematics. We feel that these three are essentials for basic knowledge.
Besides the basics, we groom, discipline, and conduct character building sessions for these children. Some of these children were not even taught to bathe or brush teeth properly. The children are taught about the importance of time, responsibility, cleanliness and morale such as honesty and respect.
Besides these, the child is also supervised on cleanliness and proper behavior such as no usage of foul language and violent behavior which they pick up from their previous environment.
The children's mental health is also not excluded. They are "treated" for past traumatic experience, counseled through their pain, anger and hurt. They are taught about calmness and to be in peace with themselves and the surroundings.
The home provides medical attention, regular health check-ups and de-worming, supplements are given to the children to overcome their malnutrition issues. However, we are yet have a panel doctor for the Home.
For the past four years, the committee and volunteers have been working towards stabilizing the running of the home, ensuring the basic needs and education of the children are all proper.
Now, close to five years old, Agathians Shelter has begun to reach out to the public, making itself known. In order to enrich these children's lives, we need more resources. Therefore, we decided that there is a dire need to have a permanent house to root the organization.
There are programs lined out that needs permanent placement e.g. Computer rooms to expose children to multimedia, tools room to teach carpentry, electronics and conduct more living skills based classes. We realised that with publicity, the children can also be involved in more national and corporate organised events and contest or competition.
The aim of teaching these skills based training is to guide children to positive use of mind and energy. Also to kindle their talents and interest towards something that would be a future income source. This allows them to be more confident and enhance their existing skills for a brighter future.
How You Can Help
- Participate in "Sponsor A Child" Program
- Sponsor ONE child for A / MORE THAN ONE month
- Sponsor MORE THAN ONE child for A / MORE THAN ONE month
- Sponsor ONE / MORE THAN ONE child for A year. The breakdown of a child's expenses as below:
- RM 360.00 (Food)
- RM 150.00 (Education)
- RM 240.00 (Others)
- Absorb accommodation costs (RM 3,700.00)
- Absorb utility bills (RM 3,000.00 in total)
- Purchase groceries (RM5,300.00) and/or we marketing (RM6,100.00)
- Donate household items (e.g. kitchen utensils, refrigerator, and other electrical items)
Location and Mailing Address
No. 22 & 24
Jalan Kelah 8/6,Seksyen 8,
Petaling Jaya, 46050
Selangor Darul Ehsan
Ms. Inthira : +6012 296 8014
Phone: +603 7954 1680
Fax: +603 7954 4680
For more information, please visit our website: www.agathians.org/