It offers an educational outreach platform – a church-based primary youth community project. It is designed to reach out to youth of ages 10-18 in the vicinity of the church through life skills, training and Christian education. It is also an educational center of continuous study for school leavers, school dropouts, unskilled young adults, adults, and senior citizens.
Recognizing that: "The Malaysian Chinese Association (MCA) also pointed out an estimated 25% of Chinese students dropout before reaching the age of 18; the annual dropout rate is estimated to be over 100,000 and worsening. Certain dropouts become apprentices in workshops, picking up skills like plumbing or motor-repair. Others eager to make a quick buck find themselves involved in illicit trades, such as peddling pirated DVDs or collecting debts for loan sharks." http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malaysian_Chinese#Education
Campaign Plan & Strategy:
Hebron EduCARE will be embarking on a fund raising program (by way of sponsorship) to help 20-50 school leavers/dropouts or more to learn life skills at our center this coming months commencing this November.
To raise fund to sponsor 20 to 50 or more school dropouts within Skudai areas in particularly TUTA (Taman Ungku Tun Aminah) in Johor Bahru, Malaysia
1. Target Fund: RM20,000 to RM50,000 from the media industry or individuals.
2. Cost: RM1,000 @ Student; food, allowance, insurance and course fee (subsidized-1/3 of normal fee est. RM1,500).
3. Course module: Basic Communication English, Graphic, Web Design and 2D Animation Or b. Basic communication English, Illustration, Video and Sound Editing.
4. Course duration: 4-6 months; 4 hours x 3 days/nights.
5. Target Student: Remove/Form 1 to Form 4 dropouts, PMR/SPM school leavers; jobless or unskilled youth or unemployed graduates.
a. To provide Life Skills as an option for Education and Employment opportunities.
b. School Leavers/Dropouts: Life Skills and U Turn/Second Chance Opportunity.
c. Unemployed (unskilled including graduates): Life Skills.
d. Christian Leadership Development: Basic Communication English, "The Little Shoots" - 7 Habits & Habitudes.
Composition of Sponsorship:
a. 50% to Block 62-66 TUTA (we may roll out to sponsor at least 5 students in these areas during Christmas Carol in Dec 2008-good tiding flyer distribution).
b. 50% to the rest of TUTA/Skudai Areas.
Target Industry on graduation: Printed media-publication, advertising and events management; eMedia-Web design, Web development, multimedia ad, Sound and Video. digital photo stereo, PA and Broadcasting stereo, visual sound production etc.
Employment Contract: 1-2 years, salary: RM1,000 to RM1,500 per month.
Who Can Contribute? Individuals, group sponsors or Corporate.
a. How much: RM50, RM100, RM500, RM1,000 and above. We welcome any form of cash/cheque contribution payable to Hebron Presbyterian Church (please write at the back of your envelop/cheque 'Hebron EduCARE' or 'Campaign - Redeeming Your Time'. For those who wish to send by post, you may mail to HPC, 2 Jalan Temenggong 10, TUTA, 81300 Skudai, Johor OR to deposit at CIMB 0102-5001-4400-50, please eM/send your receipt to firstname.lastname@example.org or the said address for reference.
b. How to get involved: Adopt them (individually or in group/s) and pray for them (name/s of sponsor/s will be assigned at later stage) and inform of their development and progress during and after training.