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Genesis Edge
24-06-2005, 04:37 PM
EDGE STUDENT HOMESTAY PROGRAMME invites you and your family to be part of the EDGE family network in Malaysia. Families in our programme currently enjoy the enriching and rewarding experience of hosting students from all over the world!

If you are interested in hosting an international student studying at one of the local Universities/ Colleges near your home, the first step is to contact us. We will organize for one of our coordinators to meet with you and your family in your home for an interview. The interview is a way for you to know more about the programme, for us to explain the remuneration package and finally, for us to ensure that your family & home is suitable to host an international student.

Call our Homestay Coordinators for more information:

... (Damon Khaw)
(Sean Cheong) ...

Genesis Edge
27-06-2005, 06:16 PM
Thank you for all the phone calls. As most callers have been asking us " WHO CAN BE HOSTS?"..below are some categories we look for:

The families can be from varied economic, religious and racial backgrounds and will normally fit into one of these groupings:
- Working parents
- Couples without children
- Newly wed couples
- Retirees
- Single parents

Cheers!

tupai
27-06-2005, 08:22 PM
Thank you for all the phone calls. As most callers have been asking us " WHO CAN BE HOSTS?"..below are some categories we look for:

The families can be from varied economic, religious and racial backgrounds and will normally fit into one of these groupings:
- Working parents
- Couples without children
- Newly wed couples
- Retirees
- Single parents

Cheers!

That means everybody lah.

shd i qualify, how much you paying for me to play host? do he/she needs to be fed too? how often? who do the laundry? what about calling-home phone bills?

yang akan berkhidmat tupai :p

layman
27-06-2005, 10:00 PM
why is this EDGE organisation advertising in this forum??

homestay programme needs official approval from the appropiate authorities

do the org, have the necessary papers?

is this a profit/non profit body?

who are the 'bosses'?

Joe Gomez
27-06-2005, 10:40 PM
Couples with children tak boleh ke ?

Genesis Edge
28-06-2005, 06:44 PM
We normally pay the host around RM800 a month for one student and hosts would normally accept 2 students at a time.

Common practices of hosts are:
- Host families shall ensure that English is used at all times
- A clean environment, private room (varies from family to family), clean bed and a quiet place to study
- Meals (2 meals on weekdays and 3 meals on weekends)
- Open communication, encouragement and sound advice
- Treatment as a member of the family (chores, rules, privileges)

Homestay programmes are very common and popular in Australia and UK. Thus, with such a huge demand for it in Australia, the government has imposed some regulations and have set up a regulating body to oversee homestay programmes.

Conversely, the homestay programme is relatively new in Malaysia and therefore the local authorities have not put any firm regulation in place. Most homestay programmes which are currently available in our country mainly cater for Japanese students and are arranged privately by the school and their parents within (student exchange basis).

Hence, in the absence of a firm regulatory body, we at Genesis Egde is currently spearheading the programme and have formulated our "best practices" and rules for homestay that we enforce with all our host and students to ultimately ensure the safety of both parties.

Finally, we are not advertising here and are merely looking to find families that are just keen on providing some assistance to foreign students adjust to the local living conditions in Malaysia. My apologies if my comments seemed more like an advert - no confusion was intended.

Cheers!

Genesis Edge
28-06-2005, 06:45 PM
Yes...couples with children can be host families as well.

Cheers!

layman
28-06-2005, 10:53 PM
unanswer query-is this a non profit concern or a business entity?

Genesis Edge
02-07-2005, 03:58 PM
EDGE STUDENT HOMESTAY PROGRAMME invites you and your family to be part of the EDGE family network in Malaysia. Families in our programme currently enjoy the enriching and rewarding experience of hosting students from all over the world!

If you are interested in hosting an international student studying at one of the local Universities/ Colleges near your home, the first step is to contact us. We will organize for one of our coordinators to meet with you and your family in your home for an interview. The interview is a way for you to know more about the programme, for us to explain the remuneration package and finally, for us to ensure that your family & home is suitable to host an international student.

Call our Homestay Coordinators for more information:

... (Damon Khaw)
(Sean Cheong) ...

Joe Gomez
02-07-2005, 06:00 PM
If I am a real estate consultant who helps potential landlords and tenants (foreign or otherwise) to meet each other and enter into tenancy arrangements I wld probably use this forum to perform this useful service ..... Hmmmmmmmmmmmm
But somewhere sometime some cold hard cash has to change hands right ...... If so that wld make it a business rite .... no matter how I disguise it or couch it in nice sounding evasive phrases ????? ..........
aiyaaah then I better dont do that lor ..... chang will not like me doing that lor ...... :eek:
& chang's trigger finger is always near the trigger of the banana-dispenser .....
Genesis Edge ..... layman asked u a question ..... u sound like a peddler to me ........
chang I think layman deserves an answer .... my curiosity is whetted ... :p

kwchang
02-07-2005, 11:47 PM
We normally pay the host around RM800 a month for one student and hosts would normally accept 2 students at a time.
.......
Finally, we are not advertising here and are merely looking to find families that are just keen on providing some assistance to foreign students adjust to the local living conditions in Malaysia. My apologies if my comments seemed more like an advert - no confusion was intended.

As pointed out by Joe's query and Layman's comments, why is your post NOT an advertisement?
As he rightly pointed out, you are obviously doing a brokerage at the very least. You did make it sound like programme for bilateral relationships but after re-reading your post, it is finally obvious to me that you may actually derive your monthly renumeration from the brokerage fees. Given that, we shall assume you are in fact soliciting for financial gains and thus this is an ADVERT until you can prove it to be otherwise.

We have removed the contact numbers for the time being until you may convince us otherwise.

My thanks to Joe and Layman for the help since I can't read everything posted everyday.