Who are we

YWCA is one of the oldest women’s organisation in Penang founded in 1909 and has faithfully played its role in addressing the various social needs of the community (Serving women, youth and children to achieve development and equity in the society) regardless of race or religion.

YWCA Penang celebrated her 100th Anniversary in 2009, and was the first YWCA to be established in Malaysia after the YWCA of Singapore (1875). Mrs A V Aston, President of YWCA Penang in 1951 wrote, “At present we rent a room at No. 27 Anson Road, but we now want to expand and have a club room of our own; we want to establish a girls’ hostel. YWCA hostels are famous throughout the world, and Penang needs one now. Will you help us to get one?

In 1958, after years of hard work and cooperation met with magnanimous contributions, the dream became a reality.

Who we are today

Now, at the age of 61 years, after faithfully serving through the years, the hostel needs new water piping, to be followed by repairs to its roof, ceiling, fencing and other parts of the building. This will be made possible through the contribution of kind benefactors such as yourself and for this, we are truly grateful.

The current building at 8A Jalan Masjid Negeri has outlived its service in continuing to provide the necessary facilities required of the members to carry out the work effectively.

Our services

The hostel continued to expand, to become a home-away-from home for a larger number of women and girls. We also run an affordable kindergarten, Day Care Centre, Women’s hostels, Computer classes for the community at very reasonable charges.


Now we are appealing again – will you help us to continue and keep alive the work of the YWCA Penang?

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YWCA Penang

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+604-8281-855Phone Number
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8A Jalan Masjid Negeri 11600 PenangAddress
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