From Poverty to Empowerment: Viki's Journey of Impact
18 May 2023

Viki's story is a testament to the transformative power of education and the determination to rise above difficult circumstances. Growing up, he experienced the hardships of a life without basic comfort. He could still recall eating porridge and sardines every day, but it was only when he compared his own situation to that of his friends that he realized the extent of his poverty. 

Viki dedicated himself to his studies, recognizing that education held the key to a brighter future.  Against all odds, his hard work paid off when he received a life-changing scholarship from Petronas, opening the doors to a world of opportunities . This opportunity took him to the United Kingdom, where he experienced personal growth and cultural exposure. However, it was upon his return to Malaysia that he confronted the glaring inequality between different social classes.

Viki's first visit to Dignity during a GIFT event.
Students at our transformational enterprise, Bake X Dignity, honing their baking skills with determination.

When Viki first visited Dignity, he was captivated by the vocational skills training program offered. He witnessed how Dignity set itself apart from other education systems by exposing children to practical skills, especially in running a business, from an early age. This unique approach empowered children to apply these skills in their own lives, providing them with a solid foundation for future success. 

Witnessing the unique approach, which emphasized the importance of equipping underprivileged individuals with the ability to manage finances, he drew from his own background and deeply understood the significance of empowering children. This profound realization prompted him to make a life-changing decision - to empower a child at Dignity.
Viki at Meet Your Sponsored Child event, standing alongside the child he empowered.
"You would be helping not just one child, but a whole community. Who knows? Maybe one day he/she can become a prime minister of the country."

This powerful statement from Viki encapsulates the profound impact that supporting and empowering a child can have, not only on their individual life but also on the broader community.

Through his support through Empower A Child program, Viki serves as a shining example of the transformative power of giving back. His journey from a humble background to academic success, combined with his deep understanding of the importance of empowering children, fuels his passion for creating a better future.
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Viki's inspiring journey invites you to join the cause, to be the reason someone succeeds. Become the catalyst for transformation in a child's life and Empower-A-Child today! Together, let's create a brighter future for children to reach their full potential.

About Dignity

Our work began in 1998 in Sentul, Kuala Lumpur with only 20 students then. Dignity is now a learning centre with more than 2,300 children ranging from 2-19 years old.
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