Their World Only Revolves Around Their Home
Poor families live in their own small world. They are much less likely to travel.
Most of their income is spent on shelter and food, leaving no disposable income for family trips.
Exploring Places Spark Dreams
Every child comes to the classroom with a different world experience.
Confined to their home environment, children from low-income families lack motivation to pursue higher education. Let alone to dream big.
Travelling Boost Growth
Research found that children who travel have higher grades in school.
Field trips are one of the best tools that enhance empathy, tolerance and critical thinking skills.
The best brains of the nation may be found on the last benches of the classroom.
HOW ARBA FOUNDATION HELPS
Planning & Budgeting
Families are given templates to plan their family trip.
Families are provided with funding to make necessary arrangements.
Their valuable moments, feelings and excitement are captured to monitor well-being.
UNITED NATIONS SDG
Sustainable Development Goals is 2030 Agenda adopted by all United Nations providing a shared blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet, now and into the future.
They recognize that ending poverty and other deprivations must go hand-in-hand with strategies that improve health and education, reduce inequality, and spur economic growth.
ARBA Foundation is committed towards contributing to this agenda.
Do ARBA Foundation actually deliver formula milks to mothers from low-income families?No, this project is designed to support mothers from low-income household to exclusively breastfeed their babies. Strictly no formula milk or related products are involved in this project.
What is the latest progress of this project?Following the halt imposed by Covid-19 and the Movement Control Order, Projek Susu Ibu operations have now resumed in Kelantan which record the highest cases of stuntedness among children in Malaysia.
Who will decide on the destination and budgets?ARBA Foundation and the families will discuss the appropriate destination and budgets for the trip. We want the families to create long-lasting memories with their children thus the trip will be unique to each families.
Can any underprivilege family applied to be part of this project?No, this project is an extended project after Nadi and Adiwira thus only families that are under Nadi can be part of this project.
Why cash assistance instead of goods?As we communicate regularly with the families under our care, we realise that each family have their own unique struggles and circumstances. Understandably, different family have different preferences, or due to certain sickness, they have a certain diet or food intake to observe. Some, paying rent is the first thing on their list each month, while for others is to obtain certain treatment or medication. The priorities and commitments of each family are different hence we let the family decide how they want to spend their monthly cash assistance based on their priorities. Besides its efficiency, cash assistance also empowers them to take charge and manage their finances better.
What happens if the families don't send their proof of monthly expenditure or updates progress to ARBA Foundation?We will contact them to verify their current situation. If it is for an unacceptable excuse, they will be disqualified from the Nadi project.
How does ARBA Foundation ensures that the cash assistance is appropriately used by the families?First, each family that are accepted for Nadi project are thoroughly verified. On top of that, each family must send proof of their monthly expenses for us to keep track of their spending behaviour, priorities and progress financially. Once we had verified their submission and get updated on their current situation, then only the families will receive the cash assistance for the following month.
Can any children apply to be part of this project?No, as for now this project is an extended program for children from families under Nadi project. This project aims to focus on their educational progress and outcome.
What are the age range of the children involved and the areas of interest that are included?We cater for schooling children. The age varies from 5 to 17 years old. The areas of interest depend on their individual talents and skills. It covers sports, music, arts, sciences, languages, cultures and more.
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