- Malaysia has seen many successes in primary education, and is well on the way to achieving universal primary education with 96 per cent of girls and boys enrolled in school1. However, there are still a vast number of children who remain out of school, many of whom live in remote rural areas, far from the nearest school.
- The Malaysian Government has committed to improving access to education to those children that are still out of school, with a specific focus on assisting children in the bottom 40 per cent of households.
- By partnering with NGO partners, they aim to improve children’s journeys to school through practical interventions and solutions that are not only sustainable, but are also scaleable to enable children in other communities to attend school.
- The initiative was launched in Malaysia with longer term plans to introduce the Horlicks School Journey Initiative in other countries where children face difficult journeys to school.
- The Malaysian Association of Social Workers is a local organisation dedicated to helping the most disadvantaged group in Malaysia, and on this initiative will work with co-partners on-the-ground to implement the programme.
- Currently, almost none of the children in Kampung Chuweh are in formal education.
The Horlicks School Journey Initiative will assist the community in a two-phased approach:
There is no quick fix solution, but the Horlicks School Journey Initiative will work with the community to understand and address their specific needs, and drive sustainable change.
- Horlicks is committed to nourishing the potential of children around the world and to help them achieve their aspirations.
Cheers to a better future for our next generation and have a nice weekend folks!