Lift a hand. Light a heart.
Ti-Ratana is a community centre created for the betterment of lives. A centre of hope, sharing and growth that caters to the needs of children, young people and senior citizens, regardless of race or creed.
In these times of haste, stress and pressure, we have created Ti-Ratana to be a sanctuary, a centre of hope for the hopeless and the helpless, a place of rest for the infirm or the healthy, a place to learn and grow, love, share or just be.
Lift a hand. Light a heart. That's the core concept of Ti-Ratana.
Ti-Ratana Welfare Society is a community service society set up in the spirit of compassion to both serve and provide shelter, education and care to the underprivileged members of the community.
It is also a voluntary, not-for-profit, non-partisan and non-denominational organisation offering a wide scope of community services.
It all began with a dream, a monk's dream of offering assistance and care for the underprivileged. That monk, the founder of this society, is Ven. K. Dhammaratana, or better known as Reverend Ratana.
Over the years, Reverend Ratana referred many people who came in search of help, counseling and shelter from the Buddhist Maha Vihara in Brickfields, Kuala Lumpur , to other government and non-governmental organizations. Seeing much of this, Reverend Ratana started to entertain the idea of setting up a sanctuary to offer various forms of direct assistance and services to those in need as well as the general public. A sanctuary would also allow the opportunity for the Buddhist community to contribute to the well-being of our society as a whole.
The Reverend shared his dream with others, and through his hard work and tireless encouragements, many professionals and donors stepped forward to offer their services and contributions to make that dream come true.
Hence, the Ti-Ratana Welfare Society was formed and it was registered on the 9th of February 1994. In 1996, a three-storey building was acquired through the generosity of a donor and the Ti-Ratana Children's Home was finally established and declared open by the National Unity and Social Welfare Minister YB Datuk Paduka Hajjah Zaleha bte Ismail on 21st June 1997.
From its humble beginnings of one Home, the Society had, through years of hard work, managed to expand its services and programmes after acquiring a cluster of buildings at Salak South Bahru (Desa Petaling), Kuala Lumpur.
Our Community Services
Currently, Ti-Ratana offers, amongst others, the following social and community programmes / services, : -
- Children’s Homes/Orphanage (about 150 children as at Sept 2005)
- Old Folks’ Home (about 50 senior citizen as at Sept 2005)
- Shelter Home for Women
- Home for the Handicapped
- Halfway House
- Free Medical/Healthcare Service For The Needy
- Ti-Ratana Community Centre Bangsar
Our Future Plans
Having been established successfully, the Society is now initiating the expansion and establishment of more charitable welfare services. The expansion includes:
- Yayasan Ti-Ratana
- Ti-Ratana Community Centres (Penchala, Port Dickson)
- Ti-Ratana Gombak Children's Home
- New Children Home at Seri Petaling
- Ti-Ratana Village, Bentong, Pahang
- Ti-Ratana Mobile Library,
- Ti-Ratana Vocational Training & Moral Education Centre,
- Ti-Ratana Child Care Centre
- Ti-Ratana Teen Drop-In Centre,
- Ti-Ratana Thrift Shop,
- Ti-Ratana Home for the Physically Challenged,
- Ti-Ratana Dialysis Centre,
- Rehabilitation Centre for Former Drug Addicts
Who runs Ti-Ratana? And how?
A council of volunteers manages Ti-Ratana. These volunteers consist of committed professionals who offer their services free of charge.
The day-to-day running of the centres, and the organisation & facilitaties are undertaken by trained and experienced personnel. Some are paid a nominal sum but most are unpaid volunteers.
Ti-Ratana is financed by your direct contributions to the Society. Activities to raise funds are organised occasionally. As such, we need your continuous financial support in order to run the Society. Apart from monetary support, your contribution in terms of time, knowledge, voluntary work, etc. are extremely important to the success of Ti-Ratana.
Ven. Dr. K. Sri Dhammananda Nayaka Maha Thera
Ven. K Dhammaratana
Ti-Ratana Welfare Society
Persatuan Kebajikan Ti-Ratana
Management Office and Homes :
Lot 16106, Jalan 13 B, Salak South Bahru (Desa Petaling), 57100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. MAP
Telephone : 603 - 7988 1818, 7981 2121 Fax: 603 - 7988 1888
Community Centre :
Wisma Ti-Ratana, 17 Lorong Ma’arof, Bangsar, 59000 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. MAP
Tel: 603- 2287 3800 Fax: 603-2287 4800
Official Website : www.ti-ratana.org.my
Community Portal : www.ti-ratana2u.com
All cheque payments should be made in favour of “Persatuan Kebajikan Ti-Ratana”.
All contributions will be issued with an official tax-exempt receipt. (Tax Exemption No. JHDN 01/35/42/51/179-6 4255)