About Us

Who We Are

Focus on the Family Malaysia (FOFM) was established in 1997 out of a deep concern over the disintegration of the institution of the family and weakening of family values and relationships in Malaysia.

As a non-profit organisation, we are dedicated to helping families thrive. This is expressed in our core strategies that guide our outreach efforts and daily work:

  • Provide relevant, reliable and reproducible marriage, parenting and youth programmes, resources and counselling services;
  • Partner with like-minded organisations and individuals to promote, resource and fund activities and advocacy for families; and
  • Excel in regular research, developing donor relationships and reaching out to the wider community through e-platforms.

Mission

We are committed to nurturing, supporting and protecting time-honoured values and the institution of the family.

Vision

Enriched families and communities nationwide.

Brand Promise

We are dedicated to being a Trusted, Compassionate Guide - ever ready to offer support and provide time-tested solutions to address today’s real challenges.

We express a personality of an Unwavering Heart - by extending genuine compassion to others while remaining true to our principles and beliefs.

We seek to build Personally Relevant Connections - which are engaging and meaningful, valued relationships founded on common ground.

We aspire to serve as an Inspiring Family Advocate - who champions for families and safeguards time-honoured family values.

All in all, Helping Families Thrive represents our promise. We are committed to helping families and communities nationwide navigate an ever-changing world and prosper for a lifetime.

History

Since 1997, FOFM has reached almost 12 million lives through various marriage, parenting and youth programmes, resources and counselling services.


Highlights

1998 90-second Commentaries aired on Radio 4 (currently known as TraxxFM)

2000 — Partnership with the National Population and Family Development Board (LPPKN)

Established Family Support Services department

 90-second Commentaries aired in supermarkets, KFC and Pizza Hut,

             and on Rediffusion (988FM)

2001 — 1st International Family Conference in Malaysia

2003 — Introduction of No Apologies® youth programme

2004 — LPPKN endorsed No Apologies®

SmartStart is launched

2005 — First Prepare/Enrich Malaysia Accreditation Training

10,000 abstinence pledges in No Apologies®

2008 — Family Minute on AirAsia

Parenting: A Roller Coaster Experience is launched

2009 — First Journey to Intimacy Chinese programme

2013 — 50,000 abstinence pledges in No Apologies®

2014 — The Family Project curriculum is launched

2015 — First Family With A Mission Camp

2016 — The Drop Box charity movie screening

2017 — 20th Anniversary & Fundraising Dinner

2018 — 100,000 abstinence pledges in No Apologies®

2019 — 10-year anniversary of Journey to Intimacy


The Founder

FOFM was founded by Lee Wee Min. By profession, he is a Civil Engineer specialised in the area of concrete repairs and waterproofing till 1995 when he sold his business. In July 1997, he started FOFM and served as the Executive Director till June 2017 and now continues to serve as the Board Chairman of the organisation. In March 2007, he took on the role as Asia Regional Director for Focus on the Family International.

Wee Min is married to Swee Choo and they have three wonderful children - Joel (married to Jade), Sarah and Sandra.

Board Members

Focus on the Family Malaysia is overseen by a board of knowledgeable and experienced directors. Our board governs major decisions, provides overall direction and offers guidance for ensuring the organisation’s efficacy, accountability and long-term sustainability in its mission to serve families.

Lee Wee Min

Lee Wee Min (Chairman)

Ho Kien Keong

Ho Kien Keong

Gerald G. Perara

Gerald G. Perara

Dr. Jean

Dr. Ong Nguk Jean

Ba U Shan-Ting

Ba U Shan-Ting

Dr. Vincent Wong

Dr. Vincent Wong

Benny Kong

Benny Kong

Datin Julie Yeoh

Datin Julie Teh

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