YWAM Penang has many ways of helping the community.

Promoting compassion for those in desperate situations and an urgency to act as well as advocating for those in need.  


Come help to provide care, support and improve the quality of life for the street community. Help to educate and equip people to prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS or other infectious diseases as well as show God’s loving care for those affected. Reduce discrimination of the community based on ignorance and lack of information thus promoting Godly love as well as compassion.

Warm Meals Given Every Month
Items donated every week
Lives Impacted every month

Kawan Centre

Kawan (‘friend’ in Malay) is a drop-in centre serving the street-based community by providing some needed free services regularly during each week to anyone who may be in need of them

Drop-In Services

Breakfast & lunch
Safe resting/sleeping  area
Bathing & laundry facilities
Counseling & referrals to other service centres
Information on HIV/AIDS diseases & prevention

How can you help as a volunteer?

Commit to a fixed or flexible schedule to help out at the Centre
Be part of the street out-reach team on Wednesday evenings
Conduct basic life-skills courses at the Kawan Drop-in Centre
Be a counselor to reach out to Kawan friends
Conduct bible studies, preferably in Hokkien

Kawan Shop

Kawan Shop is a community development project that supports the work amongst the street-based community of Georgetown. Items sold include clothes, shoes, books, toys, household items and more.

Shop Goals

Raise funds through sales to support Kawan’s street projects
Provide employment/vocation training for Kawan service users
Provide good quality second hand clothes and household items
Offer goods at affordable & attractive prices
Build a greater awareness of the homeless situation in Penang
Be a blessing to the local community of Penang
Build relationships with local customers

How can you help as a donor?

Make a cash donation towards the work of Kawan.
(Cheques payable to “Youth With A Mission Malaysia”)
Donate your unwanted personal & household items

Kawan Drop-In Centre

Open Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, 10am to 3pm

Address: 37 Love Lane, George Town, 10200, Penang
Telephone: +604 261 7405

Kawan Shop

Open Monday to Friday, 10:00am to 6:00pm

Address: 41 Chulia Street, George Town, 10200, Penang
Telephone: +604 261 8405

Enquiry - Kawan Centre
Enquiry - Kawan Shop