On January 10, 2001 the Registrar of Societies, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur registred Pertubuhan Wanita dan Kesihatan, Kuala Lumpur (WAKE).
The impact of AIDS on children and adults are both complex and multifaceted. Many suffer intense psychosocial and economic distress. If the children have lost their parents to AIDS, most must live with the stigma and discrimination attached to the desease. WAKE uses a holistic approach to the management of the children's health and for the residents of the Homes.
About the Founder
CATHERINE I.J. ARUMANAYAGAM
- Founder and Executive Director of Pertubuhan Wanita dan Kesihatan, Kuala Lumpur (WAKE)
- CATHERINE served the marginalized community for more than 40 years.
- 1962-1992 : Catherine did community service for formal and non-formal education of children and adults at the Parish of St. Anthony’s Church.
- 1975-1992 : She was a member of the National Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Conference of St. Anthony, Kuala Lumpur.
- 1983-1993 : Catherine was Member of the Women’s Aid Organisation (WAO).
- 1988-1992 : She was a social worker for the Pusat Kebajikan Good Shepherd.
- 1993-2001 : Catherine was the Programme Coordinator of the Women & Health Desk at Tenaganita Sdn. Bhd. She initiated and set up a Half Way House for ababndoned women and children for their holistic health recovery.
- 2001-2006 : Founded Pertubuhan Wanita dan Kesihatan, Kuala Lumpur (WAKE). She was Executive Director and President of WAKE.
- She was a Member of the Executive Committee of the Malaysian AIDS Council (MAC).
- July 16, 2006 : PASSED AWAY.