Where unwed teen mums find solace, protection

Source: FMT News

Rumah Kita founder Vimmiyasmin Abd Razak, Pic from FMT News.

Rumah Kita founder Vimmiyasmin Abd Razak, Pic from FMT News.

KUALA LUMPUR: Khairunnisa (not her real name), 17, is pregnant with her boyfriend’s child.

The teenager from Selangor was forced to drop out of school but harbours dreams of continuing her studies and sitting for her SPM after she has given birth.

It is a different story for 16-year-old Azimah (not her real name), who is from Kelantan. After the birth, she will quit school to work in the family restaurant, with the blessings of her parents.

Khairunnisa and Azimah intend to raise their babies themselves.

The two teenagers are among 12 residents of Rumah Kita, a shelter for unwed mothers-to-be. Read more