Yayasan Chow Kit: Empowering Children Through Love & Kindness
Yayasan Chow Kit (YCK) is a non-profit organisation that caters to the needs of children in and around Chow Kit. They run two drop-in centres in Chow Kit and one safe home for children who are in need of temporary guardianship. They operate in partnership with Kementerian Pembangunan Wanita, Keluarga dan Masyarakat, and a group of strategic partner comprises of Foundations, corporate companies as well as NGOs. YCK developed out of Nur Salam and was incorporated on 19 January 2011.
YCK aims to provide a safe space and expose the children to as many positive opportunities to allow each child to reach their full potential. The children’s centre ‘Pusat Aktiviti Kanak-Kanak’ caters to children from the age of 7-12 and our teenage centre known as ‘KL Krash Pad’ welcomes youths from the ages of 13 to 18. All the centres provide food, age-appropriate facilities, and set of programmes designed based on 5 Pillars of the followings: Education, Psycho-Social, Sports & Health, Spirituality, and Recreational. They have an array of activities offered such as games, art classes, psychosocial activities, recreational activities, motivational talks, sports activities and educational programs. YCK team ( fondly known as YCK Family ) aspires to tackle issues affecting the local community such as education, foster care, documentation, skill building, adoption, homelessness, abuse and many more.
As reflected symbolically to their logo, consider them splashes of bright paint in an otherwise grey neighbourhood, inspiring to celebrate and bring positive changes to the lives of the children, the families, and the community.
The message we wanted to convey is how a shelter home such as YCK differs from an orphanage.
Children are placed in shelter home usually because the parents/guardians are unable to care for their children in certain needs such as education or other extracurricular activities for various reasons. Shelter homes provide it for the kid(s). They took care of them temporarily usually during daytime as parent(s) are working, without separating the kid from their parent(s) physically and mentally permanently. As parent(s) will come and fetch them from the shelter home usually by the end of the day.
Whereas children in orphanages have been orphaned, abandoned, or left there by parents who are unable to care for them for various reasons. It is a complete separation physically and mentally between the kid(s) and the biological parent(s).
This petition is created by students from HELP University, currently taking MPU 3223 subject, group 18. The funds that we received from the donation will all donated to Yayasan Chow Kit. After reading this, not to forget sign for this petition and on behalf of group 18, we thank you for taking the time to look at this petition.
For more information about Yayasan Chow Kit, please visit www.yck.org.my
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