On behalf of all YCK Family, we would like to warmly greet you to the newly retouched website of Yayasan Chow Kit.
Here in YCK, we are driven by a simple philosophy that every child matters, hence we strive our best to ensure and protect the rights of all at-risk children and teens; provide them with safe havens, and expose them to as many positive and holistic opportunities as possible to enable them to reach their full potential.
YCK is in a unique position where we can be found working at the community level right up to engaging and advocating key policymakers and leaders on improving services and recognition of children's rights as enshrined in the United Nation's Convention on the Rights of the Child ( CRC ).
This newly retouched website serves as a virtual house for you to know us a little better.
Learn more about the Foundation at the section below, the people behind the organization, what you can do to help us, and the latest news and happenings at YCK. Don't forget to check out Orang Chow Kit ( O. C. K. ), our online creative campaign to raise awareness and spark interest of the public on what we do here.
Thank you for your visit.
Have a nice day!
Chief Operating Officer
Empowering Children Through Love & Kindness
YCK is a 24-hour crisis and drop-in centre providing meals, activities, therapy, case management, and educational programmes for at-risk children of Chow Kit.
Yayasan Chow Kit (YCK) is a non-profit organization that caters to the needs of children in and around Chow Kit. We run two drop-in centres in Chow Kit and one safe home for children who are in need of temporary guardianship. We operate in partnership with Kementerian Pembangunan Wanita, Keluarga dan Masyarakat, and a group of strategic partner comprises of Foundations, corporate companies as well as NGOs. YCK developed out of Nur Salam and was incorporated on 19 January 2011.
YCK aims to provide a safe space and expose the children to as many positive opportunities to allow each child to reach their full potential. The children’s center ‘Pusat Aktiviti Kanak-Kanak’ caters to children from the age of 7-12 and our teenage center known as ‘KL Krash Pad’ welcomes youths from the ages of 13 to 21. All the centres provide food, age-appropriate facilities, and set of programmes designed based on 5 Pillars of the followings: Education, Psycho-Social, Sports & Health, Spirituality, and Recreational. We have an array of activities offered such as games, art classes, psychosocial activities, recreational activities, motivational talks, sports activities and educational programs. YCK team ( fondly known as YCK Family ) aspires to tackle issues affecting the local community such as education, foster care, documentation, skill building, adoption, homelessness, abuse and many more.
As reflected symbolically by our logo, consider us splashes of colourful paint in an otherwise grey neighborhood, inspiring to celebrate and bring positive changes to the lives of our children, the families, and the community.
About YCk in a Glance
Yayasan Chow Kit operation is currently based at 2 Care Centers which cater our children, classified via the following age demographic.
Pusat Aktiviti Kanak-kanak
Fondly known as PAKK, this premise provides children from 7 to 12 years old, a safe and nurturing environment in enriching educational activities and receiving guidance.
Kuala Lumpur Krash Pad
Also known as KLKP, this center offers children from 13 to 18 years old with alternatives to risk behavior that may expose them to negative influential activities.