Caring Community Centre, International Medical University (Malaysia)
The goal of the program is to empower and uplift the underprivileged community in Kapar through partnership with Caring Community Centre, by bridging the gap to health services and education. The program was initiated in May 2016 by a group of doctors and nurses from the Clinical Skills and Simulation Centre from the International Medical University, Malaysia. The group had a desire to reach out to communities who live in poverty and with lack of access to strong social support. This was realized through a partnership with Caring Community Centre (C3), a non-governmental organization that is situated in Kapar, a town in Selangor state. The centre was established in 2011 and served close to 60 families mainly through food distribution and by providing extra educational classes to children.
The heart of this program is to uplift this community and to break the poverty cycle many of these families are trapped in and along with its many social ills. Many of the initiatives are centred on empowering community members with skills and funds to kickstart projects that can increase the livelihood of the community. On top of material support, the community has been offered training to change their mentality and thoughts towards financial responsibilities and the improve their resilience towards stress and obstacles.