Lack of attention, poor academics and underdeveloped personality – these are some of the problems children living at orphanage have. The IIUM students understand the significance of fostering positive support and enthusiasm within these children and are stepping up to take the challenge.
JARING tackles the current issues faced by orphans such as lack of community empathy, low academic results and shortage of funding. It is a symbiotic program which benefits both the orphanage children and the IIUM undergraduates who anticipate developing their soft skills via activities arranged for the children. The IIUM students, who run and monitor the project, develop voluntary spirit and create a social awareness amongst themselves on the plight of the underprivileged children while the children are inspired and encouraged to be valuable individuals.
The guidance of an older brother or sister-like figure can bring about an immense impact on children from orphanages. Other than tutoring and conducting motivation sessions to the children who are not as lucky as their friends with families, the JARING project also promotes the escalation of self confidence to have their own goals and to believe in their own capabilities amid the deprived kids.
Three selected orphanages from Klang Valley will be visited in 3 phases by the IIUM students. Each phase will contain 3 more layers of activities like motivation sessions, spiritual camps and gotong-royong. At the end of the 3 phases, an Appreciation Night will be held to reflect the journey of the children along their mental and spiritual transformation.