Dental Health for Chow Kit Children Activity Centre

Project Dental Health for Chow Kit Children Activity Centre
Objectives

To provide dental services and sex education

Project Partners • UKM Dental Faculty • Youth Pacific
Activities

• Dental screening and treatment • Oral health hygiene promotion • Patient referral to UKM Dental Clinic • Psychosocial activities • Sex education

Locations Pusat Aktiviti Kanak-Kanak Chow Kit
Period February – December 2013
Accomplishments

Attended to 141 beneficiaries

Background
The Chow Kit Children’s Activity Centre, formerly known as Rumah
Nur Salam, is a 24 hour activity centre in Kuala Lumpur that
provides a safe, healthy and loving environment for marginalised
children under the age of 18. The organisation supports children
and young people living around the Chow Kit area. This centre
can accommodate up to 20 live-in children at any one time and
an additional 90 day-care children.
The centre provides food and shelter as well as educational,
health, and recreational activities for registered children. Most of
which have not received regular immunisations, access to primary
healthcare and have limited access to primary and secondary
education.

MERCY Malaysia’s efforts
MERCY Malaysia, in partnership with UKM Dental Faculty,
provided an outreach dental clinic to the children of Pusat Activity
Kanak-Kanak Chow Kit with the objective of providing dental
services to the impoverished and unsupervised children living in
the Chow Kit area. For dental treatment, the children were referred
to UKM Dental Clinic with free services.
Pacific Youth also had the opportunity to conduct a module on sex
education for these children. The module highlighted the subject
of sexual abstinence