MSRI is 60 years old this year!
Looking back, it is heartening to see how far we have come and evolved from our humble beginnings in 1959. In the beginning, we assisted progressive Malaysian authors to publish their works on Malaysian culture, history, religion and customs.
Today, we have evolved into a service delivery non-profit providing humanitarian services to refugees and the needy.
We could not have done it without all your support! We thank you, sincerely!
Malaysian Social Research Institute (MSRI) serves over 7,000 refugees from the Middle East, North Africa and Central Asia who registered with the UNHCR. Our refugee clients are of many different nationalities including Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq, Palestine, Syria, Pakistan, Somalia, Yemen, and Sudan.
The Sahabat Refugee Project's 3 core programmes are:
Sahabat Education Programme
Formal education for refugee children aged
4-18 years (Preschool, Primary, Secondary and IGCSE). We currently have
430 students and unaccompanied minors registered with our school.
Sahabat Healthcare Programme
Free general healthcare consultations and
medications for refugees registered with MSRI. We have 1 full-time
doctor, 2 volunteer doctors, 3 counsellors (Mental Health unit). We also
provide referrals to other healthcare partners and hospitals for more
Elham Empowerment Centre
We provide skill trainings, entrepreneurship
workshops and also access to market opportunities for refugees to sell
their goods and services.
We provide emergency support to families with particular vulnerabilities such as cases that require medical treatment, legal referrals, sexual and gender based violence victims, trauma, abuse, and many more.