- Helping the poor to help themselves – i.e. empowerment.
- Extending opportunities for advancement to economically disadvantaged women.
- Ensuring that every child is kept in the school system. That every child goes to school with dignity.
- Counselling support for families in crisis. Advising victims of abuse.
JEWEL volunteers work with underprivileged Malaysian women and children of all races.
Women - Our approach is to help the disadvantaged to help themselves. Blind hand-outs only create dependency. The client needs a mind-set shift to effectively break out of the cycle of poverty, and that can happen if she is open to counselling, financial discipline and strategic intervention, i.e. extending meaningful opportunities for women and their families to advance themselves.
Over the years, we have helped:
- sponsor the cost of driver’s licenses for poor women
- helped women facing domestic violence, both Muslim and non-Muslim, to obtain legal advice