A Partnership Project Empowering the Migrants, Refugees and the Poor in Klang Valley

Young Lives (formerly known as YLDC) is an initiative of Fondacio in Asia,  is launching its 4th Centre in Malaysia on 26th March at St John’s Cathedral, Kuala Lumpur.

Young Lives is an education project for the young and marginalized including people in transit (refugees and migrants). It seeks to provide them knowledge, skills and values that will help them become self-confident and integrate them socially and professionally.

Fondacio Malaysia launched the first Young Lives  here in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on 26th March 2017. Our collaborator/partners Monsignor Leonard, parish priest of St John’s Cathedral and Fr Bernard Hyacinth, SJ, director of the Archdiocesan Office of Human Development of Kuala Lumpur and the Malaysian country core team planted seeds as a symbolic gesture to promote its growth and becoming.

Being a new initiative between the three parties the challenges of continual sourcing for volunteer teachers and equipment such as computers are visibly present.  However, Jason, Teresa and Annie from the Young Lives team worked with much enthusiasm to get the Centre going especially with the help of generous and kind donors.

With more than 50 students in the morning and evening sessions, our volunteer teachers are stretched and challenged to meet the enthusiasm and the needs of the students.  If you were to come to St John’s Cathedral Community Hall up in the first storey you will hear echoes of laughter and sounds from the boisterous students from the two classrooms.

To all talented, available and generous people we are making an appeal to you to join us in this new project as volunteer teachers to teach English and computer skills to these marginalized young adults.  The teaching hours are from Mondays – Fridays at either the Morning Session (9 am-12 noon) or the Evening Session (7 pm-10 pm).

Looking forward to your kind contribution and thank you in advance.



Fondacio Malaysia is calling for more volunteers and mission partners to support this project. Any volunteers/ mission partners is willing to contribute their professional skills or recommend students to this program may contact us by filling up the forms found in the site or kindly contact Annie or Adelle, telephone numbers 012 323 8660 and 012 887 7522 to enquire more information.

Please fill in our application Volunteers Form and send back to : Volunteers Form

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