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.