Who are we

The Evangelical Lutheran Church of Malaysia and Singapore established Bethany Home in 1966. They are a Christian organisation that practices Christian values at the same time respecting other religions. This place is for all children from all religions and backgrounds. It was built to provide training and educational programmes for children and adults with disabilities including epilepsy, intellectual disability, cerebral palsy, autism and many others.

Bethany provides care for children and adults with disabilities from birth onwards, where the eldest is 55 years old. The organisation caters for people of both sexes, of different races and all socio and economic backgrounds. Types of disabilities at Bethany Home are people with intellectual disability, cerebral palsy, autism, epilepsy, Down Syndrome, hearing and visual impairment. A is also a small group consisting of slow learners.

Our services

School Enrolment :

  • Day School Level 1-6
  • Special Needs Unit
  • Physio Class
  • Work-skills
  • Early Intervention Programme Services

Group Home

  • Occupational Therapy
  • Music and Dance
  • Physiotherapy
  • Speech Therapy

Toy Workshop

Toy Library

Second Hand Shop

The school, with outreach services, is situated in Simpang Empat, a rural community close to Teluk Intan, Perak, Malaysia about three hours drive from Kuala Lumpur

Presently, there are over 180 students and 56 staff members/teachers

Please click here for more information on the home.

Our needs

Cash donations would go to:

  • Expenses of the homes such as food, utilities, transport costs etc. The home transports students from Teluk Intan, Bagan Datoh and Hutan Melintang, leading to costs for fuel and vehicles.
  • Food and drinks for students, volunteers and staff
  • Staff salaries: From RM 600 to RM1000 per month per staff

Estimated Monthly expenditure: RM75,000

Annually: approximately RM900,000

Donations can be made directly into either of the Bethany Home accounts:

Bethany Revenue Fund
RHB Bank Simpang Empat, Hutan Melintang
Account Number: 2-08203-3600037-9

Bethany Home
CIMB Bank Teluk Intan
Account Number: 08021248368050

Cheques Made Payable to: Bethany Home – donations are exempted from tax.


For professional volunteers, they can train our staff or work hands on with the special needs children.

For non-professional volunteers, they can help out in these activities – Reading , writing and mathematics, games, swimming, train them with daily living and survival skills, crossing the road, going the shops. Other activities involve going to the beach, climb hills, picnic at waterfalls and camping. International Volunteers are also also welcomed.

You can also order their specially made greeting cards which are made by their youth group. Please email them ([email protected]) to order or by telephone +605 6411276

Our programmes

Over the years, donations from friends and the public have helped to maintain the programmes at Bethany Home. The welfare department also gives a small annual grant. More money is needed to improve and expand the service to meet the need of the increasing number of children requiring help.

At time of writing, the home has a long term project with the purchase of a 6.4 acres land near the home. This means the home has to raise RM250,000 to clear the land, remove old palm trees, raise the ground with soil and build fencing. The home is planning to build a football field for the special children to play and train for the Paralympics events. Plus the field can be use for camping and related activities.

Stage two of this project is to build a large activity centre for severely disabled as well as provide training facilities. A vegetable plot is also planned under this stage. Funds are needed for this.

The final stage involves building an integrated retirement village for able bodied and people with disabilities. It is the desire of Bethany that people with disabilities should not be put into institutions.

Items needed: Rice, sugar, milk, noodles and other groceries.

Stationery: Exercise books, colour pencils and water colour, story books , calculators.

Food stuff and bed sheets, pillow cases, blankets, electric kettles, washing machines, blenders.

 Upcoming events

Bethany Home is actively organising activities and social events. Therefore, they are actively seeking volunteers to participate and have fun. Please check out their website or call Bethany Home for more information.

Learn More

Bethany Home

Rev Eliezer Peter (Director)Contact Person
[email protected]Email
(60) 05-6411276Phone Number
+6016 622 4421Phone Number
(60) 05-6412633Fax Number
Simpang Empat, 36400 Hutan Melintang, Teluk Intan, Perak, MalaysiaAddress
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