Education is a human right and I'm doing everything I can to make sure that refugee children in KL can complete their high school education.

My Story

For the past two years, I've been working with Ideas Academy in KL, first as a volunteer and then as interim general manager. I am now making a personal appeal to you to donate to our school to ensure we can continue providing low cost, high quality education.
Some fast facts for you; 
  • There are approximately 40,000 refugee children in Malaysia who are registered with the UNHCR. In reality, this number is probably double.
  • Refugee children are not allowed to attend Malaysian public schools and international school expenses are out of reach of refugees. This leaves extremely limited options for accessing education
  • There are approximately 140 learning centres catering to primary/elementary school aged refugee children but only 3 learning centres catering to secondary/high school aged refugee children
  • Learning centres such as Ideas Academy rely solely on donations for funding

Because we have had some major corporate donors stopping their support, we are now in desperate need of funds to keep going. Our business plan is to transition to a 1:1 fee-paying model in September where one fee-paying student will allow one refugee student to attend school for free.  To do this, we need funds to cover our operating costs and renovations to enhance classrooms. 

The good news? If you're donating in US/AUS dollars, Swiss francs or Euros, your money will multiply! 
USD25 = MYR100 --> Schools fees for one month for a refugee student

Recent Donors

  • Cassy Grant

    MYR 400 26/07/2019

  • Zeeshan Alam

    MYR 75 23/07/2019

  • Anonymous

    MYR 67 15/07/2019

  • Sally & David Hirsch

    MYR 2,907 08/07/2019

  • Donation from Gillian Kelly

    MYR 100 08/07/2019

  • Donation from Sally Cox

    MYR 100 08/07/2019

  • Susan Keiffer

    USD 125 20/06/2019

  • Anonymous

    Great work Sal

    AUD 150 19/06/2019

  • Maddie

    Donation from Maddie

    MYR 300 19/06/2019

  • Sally Hirsch

    MYR 300 19/06/2019

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