MERCY LITTLE CALIPH

Project MERCY Little Caliph (MLC)
Objectives

• To provide children aged between 5 and 10 with pre-school education • To ensure all children enrolled receive immunization

Project Partners Department of Education
Activities

• 30 students completed their early education with a daily nutritional meal • All students received full vaccination

Locations District 3, Kandahar
Period January-December 2016 (11th year of operations)
Accomplishments

• 30 students completed their early education with a daily nutritional meal • All students received full vaccination

 

NO. OF BENEFICIARIES 30

BACKGROUND

The MERCY Little Caliph programme rst started in 2005 at MERCY Malaysia’s Comprehensive Health Centre. Its aim is to provide pre-school education for those aged children between 5 and 10, to both girls and boys to equip them with preschool education and to prepare them for school. Located in the MERCY Malaysia’s Comprehensive Health Clinic building, the school caters to 30 to 60 children annually, providing them with basic language, mathematic skills and also Islamic studies. The syllabus has been approved by the Department of Education. The program also provides these children with vaccination and daily meal supplements and has been ongoing since October 2005.

MERCY MALAYSIA’S EFFORTS/ ACTIVITIES

In total, 345 children have graduated from MERCY Little Caliph since the programme rst started in 2005. In 2016, there were 30 students that have graduated from MERCY Little Caliph. 31 students are currently studying in the center. The students are between the ages of 5 and 10. 25% of the students in this year are from middle class background while 60% and 15% are from poor and very poor backgrounds. 88% of the students come from District 3 Kandahar, where the classes are held, 22% however, come from neighbor District 4, Kandahar.