Our Blog 2018-06-12T00:21:40+00:00

Read and Ride

Read and Ride Books on the Move is a non-profit community project part of Books on the Move Global Book Sharing Initiative that aims to encourage people to read on their daily commutes. Everyday, books are left at random places in the city to be picked up, read and then returned for others to enjoy. To expand the movement, Books on the Move collaborated with Biji-biji Initiative, Me.reka Makerspace, Think City, Prasarana, Youth Made Malaysia and the British High Commission KL to build community libraries in the train stations of KL, a designated space for commuters to exchange [...]

August 15th, 2018|

Impact investing – more than just ROI

What is Impact investing? Impact investing is the act of buying into into companies, organizations, causes and funds with the intention to generate a measurable, beneficial, social or environmental impact alongside a financial return. Impact investors seek out potential ventures in a variety of industries , some common ones being renewable energy, basic services including access to water, electricity and housing, healthcare, and education, microfinance, and sustainable agriculture. In terms of asset classes,  impact investing can occur across all classes i.e., private equity or venture capital, debt, and fixed income. Impact investments are now more widely being adopted [...]

June 28th, 2018|

Breaking New Ground in Malaysian Education with STE(A)M

Breaking New Ground in Malaysian Education with STE(A)M By Alis ME.REKA is an innovative and alternative education space, with objectives that associate closely with the National STEM agenda established by passionate academicians from institutions of higher learning - led by the Deputy Vice Chancellor of Sultan Idris Education University (UPSI), Prof Dato’ Dr. Noraini Idris. The agenda aims to inspire the young, empower them with knowledge, expertise and practice for a future in innovation. What is STEM ? According to a report done by STAR Online, STEM is more than just an acronym for science, [...]

June 22nd, 2018|

COME LET’S ME.REKA! #WHATWILLYOUMAKE By Syazmeen

COME LET’S ME.REKA! #WHATWILLYOUMAKE By Syazmeen Do you have great big ideas that you want to turn into reality? If you find yourself intrigued, you’re in luck! Welcome to a space where your ideas become reality. ME.REKA is an innovative and alternative education space that aims to provide an inclusive environment for people from all backgrounds to access state-of-the-art tools, industry expertise and educational programmes. Here’s how we can help turn your ideas into reality! We cater to all levels of experience, from the curious who have never touched a tool to the avid [...]

June 21st, 2018|

Digital “Actyvation” for the Kids of KK

We just finished hashtags and we’re in the middle of storyboarding for a short video when Hezzah blurts out: “Teacher, I can’t concentrate. Please just let me play DuoLingo”? She and her classmates are fasting and it’s a really hot day. “I’m becoming really good at English...” This is our Digital Literacy class in two Alternative Learning Centres in Sabah. Over the past months, we’ve been teaching a 100-hour course and we’re nearing the final stretch. The students are running a crowdfunding campaign for their respective schools. They have been busy with blog posts, photo essays, [...]

June 12th, 2018|

Why we teach 21st Century Skills to the Stateless Children?

Why do we teach 21st-century skills to Stateless Children? The school is a small but enchanting wooden structure in the middle of nowhere. There’s just one muddy and bumpy dirt road that leads there, and the school is surrounded by wilderness on one side and a river on the other. You would never guess that it’s actually on the edge of a village, as it seems to be almost hidden away. From inside the classroom, a teacher teaches enthusiastically. “Who is your grandma?!” the teacher shouts. “GOOGLE!” the students shout back. He continues, “and who is your grandpa?!”. [...]

May 25th, 2018|