OUR MISSION: We are focussed on providing a family environment that enables our children to access equal opportunities to thrive and become active change makers in our society.
ABOUT US: We are providing essential care to the most vulnerable children in Malaysia, from diverse backgrounds, ages and ethnicities. We are contributing to a culture of peace, tolerance, and respect for diversity in a country where every child counts!
OUR STORY: Mr and Mrs Steven are the founders of the Lighthouse Childrens Welfare Home and they actively run the home. The seed for the couple’s lifelong dedication to caring for underprivileged children was planted when they took in abused children referred to them by others, who thought the child could find a loving and safe place among the Stevens and their biological children. Then another child came, and another one...it was difficult for them to see so much suffering and vulnerability without doing anything that could give the child a second chance in life. One child after another, the Lighthouse was born.
Lighthouse now has 63 children with ages ranging from 4 to 20. Supported by a Committee of 14 persons, Lighthouse is run by 4 paid staff who take care of the children and 2 staff for security and maintenance. The home has expanded to 4 rented houses that comply with all regulations.
The Home is a society registered with the Registrar of Societies and prides itself on having adopted a family, rather than an institutional concept and a significant effort is put into bringing together siblings who have been separated in the past into this home as a family. All the children of school-going age attend government schools. The Home is run entirely on donations and we would be grateful for your kind contributions. In particular, we would truly appreciate regular donations. Thank you for reading this and we hope that we will be able to count on your support to enable us to ensure that "Every Child Counts".