Deinstitutionalisation of Children: Overcoming Challenges and Tribulations

Project Description

Malaysian Foundation for the Blind (MFB) is proud to be invited by OrpanCARE to participate in the conference on ‘Deinstitutionalisation of Children: Overcoming Challenges and Tribulations’ on the 10th & 11th December 2015.

Set up in 2008 as a non-profit, non-governmental organization, OrphanCARE’s objective is to give orphans and abandoned babies in Malaysia the love, care and security of a family in line with the tagline ‘Every Child Needs a Family’. In June 2012, OrphanCARE (OC) was accorded Foundation status by the Prime Minister’s Department.

With the support of the Ministry of Women, Family and Community Development through a Memorandum of Understanding between the Social Welfare Department and OrphanCARE, there have been some major achievements which include the establishment of 3 Baby Hatches and placement of 126 unwanted babies with caring families. Some work has begun on the placement of orphans with families. To date, OC has succeeded in facilitating adoptions of 126 orphans by caring families who will ensure that they are raised in a conducive family environment.

To raise awareness about the negative effects of institutionalisation on children, Patron of OrphanCARE Foundation, HRH Sultanah Pahang Sultanah Hajjah Kalsom D.K. has kindly agreed to officiate the Conference on ‘Deinstitutionalisation of Children:

Overcoming Challenges and Tribulations on 10th & 11th of December 2015 at Pullman Kuala Lumpur Bangsar Hotel. This is a follow-up of the forum held on 10th and 11th June 2014.

Click here for more news article about the conference.

The featured image is obtained from The Star news article.