Reflections

Social Entrepreneurship
Sustainability

Panjam Food Rescue: 8,818.74 metric tonnes of food recovered in Penang

Panjam Food Rescue bridges the gap between food waste and the less fortunate in Penang Island by ensuring that surplus supplies of food, which would otherwise be wasted, reaches them on the same day that it is rescued.

Civic Engagement
Rapid Prototyping
Social Entrepreneurship

Celebrating Malaysia Day and Concluding Protecting Our Frontliners

This year's Hari Malaysia observes each Malaysian battling and persevering through the state of the nation in collaborative ways to eradicate the spread of COVID-19. The PPE Initiative has witnessed a powerful movement by fellow Malaysians each coming together in the face of adversity to protect and uplift one another.
Opinions

The lockdown has not been the holiday we had imagined.

Family, friends, romantic partners, and co-workers - we all miss them. most of us would give everything just to have a "normal", face-to-face conversation instead of our laptop screens. Social health is as important as mental health, as long as we build awareness on staying connected, the better we sustain ourselves.

Civic Engagement

There are millions of aliens in Malaysia.

Barefooted, living off scraps for pocket money, out of school, denied of nationality. Statelessness is still a pullulating social issue in Sabah and the numbers of undocumented youths continue to grow, thousands of them never had proper education growing up thus a vast deal of them remain unemployed.

Civic Engagement
Rapid Prototyping
Social Entrepreneurship

Protecting Our Frontliners: Decentralized Medical Gown Production

Frontliners workers who are the backbone of our effective health system amidst the pandemic risk their lives every day to ensure minimal spread of COVID-19 and provide for us. In their time of need, the Rakyat is here to provide the necessities to show this pandemic what true Malaysian solidarity feels like.

Civic Engagement
Opinions

Yes, systemic racism exists. In Malaysia too.

Think about those times you hear about a joke that cashes in on a racially associated stigma, and the time you've been told that Chinese phone seller is going to scam your money, or maybe you've heard some Malaysians criminalizing immigrants in our country. Yes, racism does exist among us.

Civic Engagement
Rapid Prototyping
Social Entrepreneurship

Protecting Our Frontliners: Appreciating the Initiative's Volunteers

It is a rough time for Earth's most social species, where everyone seems to be divided, disengaged, and distressed. But that is not stopping humanity from breaching the veil of disconnection for goodwill and civic mobilization. We take care of each other, or as Malaysians are coining it "Kita jaga kita".

Civic Engagement
Talent Development
Community Development

Rethinking Social Change in Unprecedented Times

The catastrophic impact of the outbreak has been staggering economies, national development, and the most vulnerable communities, even worsening the severity of those already facing socio-economic inequalities. With COVID-19 amplifying the conditions and awareness of various social calamities, how would our light-bearers from the social sector respond accordingly?

Digital Entrepreneurship

Microsoft Malaysia upskills Malaysians and revitalizes local gig economy

Skilled in the art of web development? Think you have the tenacity of a freelancer? Or perhaps you curate blogs with great panache? Microsoft Malaysia and the Biji-biji Initiative have teamed up to empower Malaysians to roam the digital planes of the Gig Economy with independence, sustenance, and confidence.

News
Digital Entrepreneurship

Penjana boost MDECs Workforce Upskilling and Reskilling Program

The digital economy is here to stay! People, we are standing on the brink of a technological revolution that will fundamentally alter businesses, income levels, and career opportunities. With Penjana, MDEC is spearheading the digital leap to ensure Malaysians are skilled to face the shift in skill demands in the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

News
Digital Entrepreneurship

Biji-biji Initiative and Me.reka joins Microsoft in upskilling 1 million Malaysians

Brace yourselves for a field day of digital mobilization Malaysians! The inclusive “Bersama Malaysia” initiative by Microsoft is proud to launch the first datacenter region in Malaysia, as part of the nation's digital transformation, the initiative plans to upskill 1 million Malaysians of all socio-economic backgrounds, young adults and people living with disabilities to thrive this digital era.