Reflections

Social Entrepreneurship

Panjam Food Rescue: Recovering Food Waste 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.
Community Development
Digital Literacy
Makerspace Education
Rapid Prototyping

Affordable Online Learning Tool: Duckie Pi's Origin Story

Many children lack the accessibility to comfortably learn online. In fact, some can’t even connect to the internet! Hence, Taylor’s Me.reka Makerspace joins forces with Taylor’s students to formulate a low-cost, affordable electronic device named Duckie Pi to bridge the digital gap.
Civic Engagement
Design Thinking
Talent Development

Bridging the Gap Between Youths and NGOs

This is no ordinary project. We travelled cross-country from Peninsular Malaysia all the way to East Malaysia to meet hundreds of youths. Incredible pitches and amazing ideas brought together the talented youths and NGOs looking for fresh perspectives and ideas.
Digital Literacy
Community Development
Talent Development

Why Teach Digital Literacy to Stateless Youth?

The undocumented children of Malaysia are stripped of countless opportunities and potential due to legal rights and issues. In this age of information, digital literacy is a viable solution to assist these youths in overcoming all odds. Let us eradicate this division by introducing them to the online world.
Community Development
Digital Literacy
Talent Development

Meet The B40 Youths’ Hustling Entrepreneurship

Many B40 individuals have diligently taken on the challenge of hustling as an entrepreneur. From youths with an online business to mothers with a physical kuih-muih stall, meet the hustling entrepreneurs who work defying all odds for the betterment of themselves and the community.
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 respond accordingly?
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.
Civic Engagement
Design Thinking
Talent Development

Bridging Youths with NGOs: Tapping into Potentials

With inquisitive minds and pristine perspectives, Malaysian youths are a community of leaders ever ready to materialize positive change in the country. Youths partnered up with various NGOs across 8 states to implement sustainable solutions to challenges faced by these organizations.
Civic Engagement
Rapid Prototyping
Social Entrepreneurship

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.
Makerspace Education
Community Development

Transforming Community Spaces to A Regional Network

Imagine a space equipped with tools and resources that are free for use by the community to improve their personal skills. That’s Ruang Reka for you! As a community space providing opportunities for the skilled and unskilled youths, Ruang Reka aims to create Science, Technology, Innovation and Engineering (STIE) awareness.
Civic Engagement
Opinions

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.
Community Development
Digital Transformation
Talent Development

NGOs Take A Leap Toward 21st Century Skills

29 NGOs joined the 4-week NGO@Makerthon programme where they dug deeper into understanding the sustainability of a social enterprise model, learnt about product innovation for the benefit of the B40 community and much more! Let’s meet some of these inspiring NGOs and see what they have to say!