Photo by Azrul K. Abdullah.

Single parents are a group of people who could often use a helping hand – whether financial, emotional or physical. Yet because they are such a diverse group of people, they are not covered by the usual NGOs and charitable organisations. That’s where Parents Without Partners (PWP) comes in.

PWP is a Malaysian social enterprise and charity which provides support to single parents (both mums and dads). Now, a photo exhibition organised by PWP helps to tell the stories of several single parents in their community.  The photographs, taken by Azrul K. Abdullah, are currently on exhibition at the Centre For Asian Photographers at The School, Jaya One.

For the last few years, PWP has run a Jumble Station in Subang Jaya, where they collect donated items and resell these to make cash. The profits go towards financial aid for single parents in need. However, PWP also offer other kinds of support, such as classes and workshops to empower single parents.

Recently opened “enrichment mall” The School will also be sharing its Recycling Centre with PWP, so that the charitable enterprise can expand its services in the long term by collecting and selling more goods. So if you have any goods you’d like to donate to PWP for resale, head over to Jaya One!

Ling Low

The photo exhibition by Parents Without Partners runs until 5 April. Find out more about PWP and The School. Our friends at MakChic are also currently running a donation drive for PWP – get involved here!