Pertubuhan Wanita dan Kesihatan, Kuala Lumpur (WAKE)

Children, Health, Women

Email addresswakekl@tm.net.my
Websitewakekl.org
Phone number+603 2692 6861
Fax number+603 2692 6877
Year of establishment2001
Address7th Floor, Wisma Kraftangan, Jalan Tun Perak, 50050 Kuala Lumpur.
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Who we are

On January 10, 2001 the Registrar of Societies, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur registered Pertubuhan Wanita dan Kesihatan, Kuala Lumpur (WAKE). The impact of AIDS on children and adults are both complex and multifaceted. Many suffer intense psychosocial and economic distress. If the children have lost their parents to AIDS, most must live with the stigma and discrimination attached to the disease. WAKE uses a holistic approach to the management of the children’s health and for the other residents of the Homes.

Our outreach/programmes

  • WAKE staff conduct regular visits to areas where women work as sex workers.
  • During these visits, the sex workers receive counselling with regards to their health including issues on HIV/AIDS as well as to guide them towards rehabilitation.
  • The outreach programme is to inform and educate women and transsexuals about HIV/AIDS, sexually transmitted infections and other diseases and to educate female drug users on harm reduction.
  • Outreach activities are operated out from WAKE Outreach Centre (WOC) in Klang and is carried out in Klang City and Port Klang.

WAKE has three homes:-
RUMAH WAKE 1 – For Children

  • For HIV infected children and affected siblings who are abandoned.
  • Currently there are 13 children in the Home from the age of 3+ to 15+ years. Eleven children attend regular school with one in pre-school.
  • The children are taken for their regular follow-up visits to the Paediatric Institute, Hospital Kuala Lumpur.
  • Besides basic meals, nutrition is provided to the children.
  • The home is staffed by six Home Supervisors who work on a 24 hour shift to care for the needs of the children.
  • The children are assisted with their school work by a tutor.
  • The children are provided with opportunities for social activities which is integrated in the children’s daily lives.

RUMAH WAKE 2 – For Women

  • For homeless HIV Positive Women who have no family support.
  • The home provides a safe, non-violent environment and provided psychosocial and emotional support.
  • Three Home Supervisors are employed to cater for the needs of the residents.
  • A schedule of follow-up visits to Hospital ( Hospital Kuala Lumpur and Sg. Buloh Hospital ) are strictly adhered to.

RUMAH WAKE 3 – For Transsexuals

  • For homeless HIV Positive Transsexuals.
  • The Home provides a safe environment for the transsexuals.
  • The residents are given psychosocial and emotional support.
  • Three Home Supervisors from among the transsexuals are employed to cater for the needs of the residents.
  • A schedule of follow-up visits to Hospital Kuala Lumpur and Hospital Sg. Buloh are maintained.
  • A taxi is hired to transport immobile residents to the Hospital.

 
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