about Malaysian CARE 

Malaysian CARE is a non-profit Christian NGO established in Malaysia in 1979, committed to serving the poor and needy irrespective of religion and ethnicity. We focus on empowering communities, aim for long-term sustainable development and see ourselves as partners to the local church and the people we are serving.

We are an indigenous charity organisation registered in Malaysia with tax-exempt status.

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Our Vision

To be the visible expression of the wholistic mission of Christ to the poor and needy

Our Mission

To display Christ’s love, compassion and justice, and proclaim the Kingdom of God through the whole gospel, to the whole person in the whole nation.

Our Ethos

  • Indigenous in entity

  • Evangelical in theology

  • Ecumenical in involvement

  • Wholistic in approach 

  • Integrated in service

  • Partnership in caring

  • Equipping for ministry

A Brief History

The Malaysian CARE story is simple yet big in dreams. Sometime in the late 1970s, a group of young Christians was inspired to put their faith into action.  A Board was soon elected in 1978, comprising 11 visionaries like Wong Kim Kong, Lim Heng Seng, Lim Wei Meng, Shirley Lee, Jack Cheah, Liew Chee Kien, Steven Chong and Doreen Chan, with David Boler, Rev. Douglas Anderson, and Timothy Phua as advisors.

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First Home “Rumah CARE”

Malaysian CARE became official in 1979 as a registered establishment and started its first home “Rumah CARE” which provided shelter for children whose parents were patients at Sungai Buloh Leprosarium.

On 1st January 1980, Rev Peter Young was appointed the first Executive Director of Malaysian CARE.

From then till now, our purpose remains to encourage active social work amongst the churches in Malaysia, being the visible expression of the wholistic mission of Christ although the expression of our actions may be have taken different directions according to the needs of the current time.