Digital Literacy for Marginalised Youth in Sabah

A pilot programme that taught digital literacy to stateless children, conducted in 2 alternative learning centers in Sabah.

United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF)

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Programme Status
Completed
Year
2018
Duration
Programme Type
Courses
Programme Theme
Community Development, Digital Literacy
The primary goal of this programme was to support the marginalised youth in pursuing better work opportunities and the ability to put food on the table without a passport or identity card. Together with the United Nations Children’s Fund Malaysia (UNICEF Malaysia), Me.reka conducted a pilot programme for UNICEF to address the lack of access to education for children classified as ‘stateless’ in Sabah. The youth were presented with a 100-hour digital literacy course at their alternative learning centre. The course allowed students to venture hands-on into artisanal crafts, metalworking and electricity, food technology, and digital literacy workshops offered as employable skills. The programme concluded with a crowdfunding campaign as their final project. The module was designed to give these youth an opportunity to develop fundamental vocational skills either in artisanal crafts, metalworking and electricity, food technology and digital literacy. We have reached 35 at-risk youths in 2 learning centres in Sabah located within Beaufort and Madrasah. The success of this project was evident when the youth were able to raise MYR150,000 through two Actyvate crowdfunding campaigns in three months.

YSEALI BOOT CAMP 2019

This two day boot camp serves as a rite of passage for aspiring changemakers and leaders to address local community issues.

6

websites built

RM 22,147

raised for impact partners

2

long term fundraising plans developed

63%

By

US Embassy of Kuala Lumpur

YSEALI BOOT CAMP 2019

This two day boot camp serves as a rite of passage for aspiring changemakers and leaders to address local community issues.

6

websites built

RM 22,147

raised for impact partners

2

long term fundraising plans developed

63%

By

US Embassy of Kuala Lumpur

YSEALI BOOT CAMP 2019

This two day boot camp serves as a rite of passage for aspiring changemakers and leaders to address local community issues.

6

websites built

RM 22,147

raised for impact partners

2

long term fundraising plans developed

63%

By

US Embassy of Kuala Lumpur

YSEALI BOOT CAMP 2019

This two day boot camp serves as a rite of passage for aspiring changemakers and leaders to address local community issues.

6

websites built

RM 22,147

raised for impact partners

2

long term fundraising plans developed

63%

By

US Embassy of Kuala Lumpur

Mentors

Ambika Sangaran
Programme Director at Me.reka
Ambika Sangaran
Programme Director at Me.reka
Ambika Sangaran
Programme Director at Me.reka
Ambika Sangaran
Programme Director at Me.reka

This Programme was made possible by

This boot camp allows me to go beyond ideation phase to put plan into practice. As part of the winning teams, I get to implement my ideas and along the journey.
Rebecca Lee
Participant

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