ibu Family Resource Group
ibu Family Resource Group is a not for profit association based in Kuala Lumpur providing resources for young families, new parents and raising funds to support local charities working with disadvantaged parents and children in Malaysia. It is managed by a team of volunteers who assist in offering early childhood information and services to both members and non-members. These services include playgroups 6 days per week, various support groups, which include new well baby clinics, bumps and babes, adoption, special needs and multiples, educational talks, first aid workshops & fun activities for the children. Most of the activities are held at ibu’s House in Taman Sri Hartamas. ibu is a unique resource available to both Malaysians and other nationalities, which presently extends to members from over 40 countries who are currently living in Kuala Lumpur.
ibu Playgroups are open to children aged 0-5 years and are held 6 times per week at the ibu House and offers your child an opportunity to play and interact with other children. ibu provides a dedicated space for parents and children to enjoy a wide variety of activities including Art & Crafts, dress up, role play and free play with an extensive collection of toys and outdoor play equipment.
If you would like to join a playgroup or would like more information, please do email firstname.lastname@example.org
• Bumps and Babes Support Group
• Well Baby Clinic and Midwife Advisory Services
• Multiples Support Group
• Adoption Support Group
• Special Needs Support Group
• Mental Health and Emotional Well Being Clinic
Fire Station Visits Children of all ages enjoy a morning at the fire station (usually at Desa Sri Hartamas), where they are taught what to do in case of a fire, try on a firefighting gear, ride in an engine and maybe even slide down the pole. Don’t forget your swimming gear as you will get wet when they bring out the hoses!
Coffee Mornings Held monthly for both new and existing members to get together for an informal chat. Held on the last Thursday of the month at 9:30-11:30 at ibu House or external venues..
Parents Time Out Catch up with other parents over drinks and nibbles. Exchange your best parenting wins or expand your network. Held on the last Thursday of the month at a local watering hole for all ibu parents and supporters.
Talks & Classes Looking to brush up on your infant CPR or want to communicate quickly with your child? Take up a first aid workshop, or baby sign language, or even baby massage, potty training or a gentle sleep course at ibu House. We have also lined up experts to speak about pregnancy fitness, essential oils for children, early childhood education. Children can also have fun at art classes or cupcake decorating sessions.
Jumble Sales, Market and Tots Fair ibu’s Jumble Sales are eagerly awaited by both buyers and sellers. Budget-conscious parents look forward to the sales in order to acquire treats and necessities at low, low costs. The vendors relish the opportunity to clear items which their children have outgrown or they will no longer need due to relocation. The annual ibu Christmas Market hosts sellers of new clothes, toys, books, jewellery, baby equipment, household items and food, geared towards families and just in time for the year-end festivities. The Jumble Sales and Markets raise funds for ibu’s selected charities. The new ibu Tots Fair brings together preschools, enrichment centres, experts and other service providers aimed at young children under one roof, saving parents unnecessary legwork.
Seasonal Parties A fun way to celebrate Chinese New Year, Easter, Halloween, Deepavali and Christmas – the ibu festive parties combine culture with arts & crafts, themed play and yummy treats. Look out for special visits from the lucky lion, Santa Claus and some spooky ghosts!
In line with our mission to support families, ibu also raises funds and organises events to support local charities working with disadvantaged parents and children. Below is a list of charities currently being supported by ibu events.
Need To Feed The Need They are an organisation that helps feed the homeless and needy of KL, based around Chow Kit. There have been some changes recently so the original Need to Feed the Need group have split and we will support the group that we have the relationship with and also the ones who appear to want to keep things professional.
YCK A 24 hour crisis and drop in centre providing meals, activities, therapy, case management and educational programmes for at risk Children of Chow Kit. They also offer a safe house at a secret location for extreme abuse cases so those children can be kept safe.
Tanma Tanma means strength is Burmese and Tanma federation is a combination of three refugee women’s groups aimed at protecting the interests of The Burmese refugee women’s groups of Malaysia. Tanma aim to empower women through livelihood projects based on fair trade. 60% of revenue goes back to the artisan and the rest is channelled into running women’s centres in Pudu which offer leadership training, skill programmes and gender based working.
Lighthouse Children’s Welfare Home A safe house for vulnerable children based in Bangsar where children can get away from their difficult backgrounds. They need financial help and support at the moment.
ANGSANACare They provide counselling, art and music therapy to paediatric palliative care patients and their families. They make little wishes come true and support families at a tough time.
ibu also have a selection of winter woolies, books on pregnancy, birth, children, parenting and much more. If you would like more information, please do email email@example.com