About Ti-Ratana

Ti-Ratana Welfare Society is a charitable organization registered on 9th February 1994 under the Registrar of Societies Act. It has a President and committee elected yearly by its members to oversee its operations, with Chief High Priest Most Ven. Datuk K. Sri Dhuammaratana Nayake Maha Thera as its Founder and Advisor.


Lift a hand. Light a heart.

Ti-Ratana is a community centre created for the betterment of lives. It’s a centre of hope, growth and sharing to mitigate the needs of children, young people and senior citizens, regardless of race or creed.

In our time of haste, stress and social pressure, we have created Ti-Ratana to be a sanctuary, a centre of hope for the hopeless and the helpless, a place of rest for the infirm, and a place to learn and grow, love, share or just be.

It’s our mission to Lift a hand. Light a heart.

About Us

Ti-Ratana Welfare Society is a community service society set up in the spirit of compassion to both serve and provide shelter, education and care to the underprivileged members of the community.
It is also a voluntary, not-for-profit, non-partisan and non-denominational organisation offering a wide scope of community services.

Our History

It all began with a dream, a monk’s dream of offering assistance and care for the underprivileged. That monk, the founder of this society, is Ven. K. Dhammaratana, or better known as Reverend Ratana.

Over the years, Chief Reverend Dhammaratana had referred many people who came in search of help, counselling, and shelter at the Buddhist Maha Vihara Temple ( in Brickfields, Kuala Lumpur)  to other government and non-governmental organizations. As more cases were alarmingly escalating, Chief Reverend Dhammaratana started to entertain the idea of setting up a sanctuary to offer various forms of direct assistance and services to those in need as well as a platform to reach out the general public, to create greater awareness in the quest to attract stronger support for those needy people. A sanctuary would also allow the opportunity for the Buddhist community to contribute to the well-being of our society too.

Our Chief Reverend generously shared his dream & goal with devotees and friends, and through his hard work and tireless encouragement, many professionals and donors come forward to offer their services and contribution to make the vision achievable.

Our mission began immediately when the Ti-Ratana Welfare Society was formed and registered on the 9th of February 1994. In the year 1996, a three-storey building was acquired from a generous donor and the Ti-Ratana Children’s Home was finally established and declared open by the National Unity and Social Welfare Minister YB Datuk Paduka Hajjah Zaleha bte Ismail on 21st June 1997.

From its humble beginnings of one Home, the Society had through the years of hard work, expand its welfare services and programmes after acquiring several new buildings in Salak South Bahru (Desa Petaling), Kuala Lumpur.

Our Community Services

Currently, Ti-Ratana Welfare Society offers the following social and community programmes and services: –

– Children’s Homes/Orphanage (about 200 children as at Nov 2012)
– Old Folks’ Home (about 100 senior citizens as at Nov 2012)
– Shelter Home for Women
– Home for the Handicapped

Our Future Plans

Having been established successfully, the Society is now initiating the expansion and establishment of more charitable welfare services. The expansion includes:

– Yayasan Ti-Ratana
– Ti-Ratana Community Centres (Bentong)
– Ti-Ratana Gombak Children’s Home
– New Children Home at Seri Petaling
– Ti-Ratana Village, Bentong, Pahang
– Ti-Ratana Mobile Library,
– Ti-Ratana Vocational Training & Moral Education Centre,
– Ti-Ratana Child Care Centre
– Ti-Ratana Teen Drop-In Centre,
– Ti-Ratana Thrift Shop,
– Ti-Ratana Home for the Physically Challenged,
– Ti-Ratana Dialysis Centre,
– Rehabilitation Centre for Former Drug Addicts


The Organization of Ti-Ratana Welfare Society

A council of volunteers manages Ti-Ratana. These volunteers consist of professionals who offer their services voluntarily and free of charge.

The day-to-day running of the organization and Homes is undertaken by full-time staff and volunteers including some residents who prefer to work with young children in the Baby Shelter and the Girls ’Home.

Ti-Ratana is financed by direct contributions to the Society. Activities to raise funds are organised occasionally. As such, we need a steady stream of financial support in order to run our Welfare Home. Apart from monetary support, contributions in the form of time and knowledge are extremely important to the fulfilment and success of Ti-Ratana’s mission.


Lift a Hand, Light a Heart


Provides shelter to the underprivileged and homeless and to carry our welfare projects wherever and whenever the need arises.


All funds for the running of all Homes and welfare projects are entirely from donations from individuals and corporations.

Tax Exemption

All donations are tax exempted and the Society issues receipts for all donations to enable donors to claim tax exemption (No. Warta Kerajaan: 765) from the Inland Revenue Department, Malaysia.

Mobile Medical Clinic

We operate a mobile medical clinic, manned by volunteer doctors and nurses who visit squatter and remote villages to provide free medical check-ups and medication.


A newsletter is published every four months and circulated free of charge to all friends and supporters to keep them informed about the Society’s progress and activities.


A community service society established in the spirit of compassion, to serve and to provide shelter, care, and education to the needy of all ages regardless of race or creed.


To provide:

  • Children’s Homes/Orphanage
  • Old Folks’ Homes
  • Shelter Home for Women
  • Center for anyone in need of shelter, care, or support
  • Free Mobile Healthcare Services
  • Community Centers for the development of a happy and healthy society.

Core Values

Beliefs and ethics that guide our behaviour, standards, performances and practices:

  • caring and sharing
  • Service
  • Teamwork
  • Respect
  • Integrity