Meet our team
Amri is passionate about his work. He is a certified social worker with a bachelor’s degree in Social Science (Social Work) from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) and a Masters in Social Work from Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM).
“I started as a social worker at a hospital. As people say, the best education is hands-on experience”.
What do you do at your job? What is a typical day at work for you?
I focus on the administrative aspects of DI (deinstitutionalisation). The most exciting part of my job is home visits and the chance to get to know couples interested in adopting. Vetting of homes and personalities of prospective adopters is not always easy but the obvious joy of couples who receive a baby is such a reward. Most adoptive couples have been married more than five years and the baby is a god-send. Their big smiles and attempts at baby talk are priceless.
What does family mean to you?
Family completes an individual’s existence. Rich or poor, family is the critical support system that sees us through dark moments and gives joy when we share good times. A child definitely needs a family environment to develop properly.
What has surprised you most about working at OrphanCare?
OrphanCare saves babies and counsels mothers and parents. Two forums and a conference organised by OrphanCare made me realise that these are serious issues. I’ve learnt how to multitask at OrphanCare. Here I am expanding my social-worker horizon to include knowledge about child development and about what is important for a child as he or she grows.