HALUAN, also known as HALUAN Malaysia, is an acronym for Pertubuhan Himpunan Lepasan Institusi Pendidikan Malaysia (Organisation of Graduates of Educational Institutions, Malaysia). Established as a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) in 1989, HALUAN focuses on dakwah (outreach), education and welfare programs.
At the initial phase of establishment, HALUAN focused on the welfare of members, especially through family development and counseling programs. As a compassionate effort to contribute to the community, HALUAN also organised public motivational and educational camps although in a limited capacity.
HALUAN currently has 13 branches nationwide, as well as offices in Cambodia, Egypt, Jordan and the United Kingdom.
HALUAN expands its services in educational programs as well as humanitarian and community missions, involving voluntary efforts to help those in dire need. In addition to service in the homeland, HALUAN’s mission and activities have so far reached 27 countries.
Among other things, HALUAN established a strategic partnership to establish Al-Quran and as-Sunnah Academy in Gaza, Syria Community Educare Center (SCEC) in Turkey, and Palestine Community Educare Center (PCEC) in Lebanon. While local education and welfare projects involve the construction of 12 Pusat Pembangunan Minda Insan (PPMI) in Sabah, three Rohingya Community Educare Centers (RCEC) in Selangor, Kedah and Terengganu, as well as an orphanage Asrama HALUAN Penyayang (AHP) in Selangor.
HALUAN is an NGO partner of the National Disaster Management Agency (NADMA) under the Early Recovery Cluster, Logistics Cluster and Health Cluster. In addition, the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) has certified HALUAN as an Implementation Partner in aid and education projects for refugees in Malaysia.
In dealing with the Covid-19 pandemic, HALUAN has been appointed as a Voluntary Body for the Covid-19 Eradication Agent Program (ABC-19) by NADMA.
HALUAN operates in each branch through bureaus that focus on specific sectors and target groups. All community programs and projects are implemented through a combination of bureaus arranged in six main clusters.