Children’s Protection Society (CPS) is a non-profit, non-governmental, and religiously unaffiliated organization that caters to neglected, abandoned, and abused children that come from dysfunctional and poverty stricken families. CPS began as an initiative of Dato’ Seri Nazir Ariff in 1991 and was developed with the help of other dedicated individuals who were also doing social work in Penang. Their goal was to provide children at risk with a safe and supportive environment conducive to their healthy development. We continue to pursue this goal and thank all those that have helped make all of this possible and continue to support us.
At present CPS has 32 children between the ages of 5 and 18 living in our care and 20 children under our outreach program on the mainland. These children are often referred to CPS by the Social Welfare Department, schools, neighbors, and other concerned individuals. Depending on a child’s situation we seek help from and liaise with relevant NGOs, doctors, counselors and therapists to start the child on therapy programs that help them cope with their situation. These programs include counseling, any needed medical treatments, and various workshops while ensuring all the children in our care are eating healthy diets and getting adequate sleep.
CPS makes education of the children in our care a priority. We put our children into the schooling system as soon as they are well settled here and for academically weak teenagers vocational training has proven to be a viable alternative to university. We also offer tuition classes as well as remedial classes for children with learning difficulties. Our efforts to assist the children in the pursuit of academic achievement helps them see new possibilities and realize their full potential. Many of our former residents have excelled in various fields, some have gone on to attain doctoral degrees, and others have gone on to compete in sports at the national level.