The Home of Peace: Empowering children in Malaysia

Summit visits The Home of Peace in Malaysia’s capital city, Kuala Lumpur.

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Kuala Lumpur, December 14, 2017: Earlier today, to support the efforts of one woman to give underprivileged girls in Malaysia a genuine chance in life, Summit visited the Home of Peace—a residential care home for girls run by Justine Morais, who has just been nominated as one of the twelve most inspiring women in Malaysia.

Established in 1993, and registered in 1996 with the Department of Social Welfare to provide shelter and education for girls from broken homes, the Home of Peace is a large, brightly painted house located at 100 Jalan Nyaman 1, Taman Bukit Indah 58200, in Malaysia’s capital city, Kuala Lumpur.

The home includes a nursery school where younger girls study until they are ready to attend local schools.

Currently home to twenty girls of all ages, the Home of Peace is a haven of safety, health and care, where the girls may fully develop, as any child would in the care of their natural parents in a loving environment.

A typical weekday starts at five in the morning, when the girls get dressed, have breakfast, pack their bags and lunch before heading to school.

Run by full-time teachers, and aided by a group of committed volunteers, emphasis is placed on formal education for the girls as a means to create a better life, with the eldest now working and living independently.

The older girls are introduced to goal-setting strategies and mind-mapping skills.

Besides financial aid, performing housekeeping duties, and sharing buckets of Kentucky Fried Chicken (which happens to be the girls favourite), our team also introduced goal-setting strategies and map-mapping skills to the older girls.

"Our corporate philanthropy is to educate and empower. We recognise that as individuals or corporations, be it intellectual or physical, have a powerful role to play, and more to offer than just financial support," says CEO Summit, Terence Yao.

When asked of its future plans, the company’s vision of contributing to humanitarian work aims to use its network and influence to raise awareness and expand Summit's outreach program beyond Malaysia shores.