In 1982, the Women's Aid Organisation (WAO) established Malaysia's first shelter for women and
children who are affected by domestic violence. WAO also provides counselling and crisis support to
survivors. The organisation helps women and children rebuild their lives, after experiencing
domestic violence, rape, trafficking, and other atrocities. Learning from women’s and children’s
experiences, WAO advocates to improve public policies, reform response systems and shift public
The Child Care Centre (CCC) is a home for the children of WAO's ex-residents who have decided to
live independently. It aims to help children to get over the hurdle of violence by providing a
comfortable environment and nurturing needs. Children are given a home, education at local
schools and a support system to meet their physical, mental and emotional needs.
We are currently supporting CCC by providing a committed monetary donation for 3 years starting
2015. CCC has provided shelter to a total of 60 children during the period of support.
In 2017, we have also extended our support to two projects focusing on raising awareness on the
issues of domestic violence - an art exhibit named "Harapan Sentiasa Ada" at the Masjid Jamek LRT
station and an illustrated book on Tina's Journey: A collection of words and poetry by survivors of