Ruang Reka & NGO Makerthon

A makerspace aimed to provide opportunities for underprivilege youths to create prototypes to be diffused into the community.

Yayasan Inovasi Malaysia (YIM)

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Programme Status
Completed
Year
2021
Duration
5 month(s)
Programme Type
Makerspace Consultancy
Programme Theme
Makerspace Education, Talent Development, Community Development

Conceived upon the collaboration with Yayasan Inovasi Malaysia (YIM), SME Corp Malaysia, Biji-biji Initiative and Me.reka, Ruang Reka brims with innovation and its walls emanates with enthusiasm for the 21st Century. Ruang Reka is a makerspace built to connect changemakers within communities while and giving give creators access to a network of regional tools, resources, opportunities, and expertise. Bridging the gap between changemakers, community members and important resources, Ruang Reka fosters a culture of innovation and education, especially within the underprivileged communities. The makerspace has been equipped with products in the High Impact Programme (HIP 6) ecosystem to address issues in the community.

A 4-week NGO@Makerthon Programme, hosted as a collaborative effort by Yayasan Inovasi Malaysia, SME Corp Malaysia, Biji-biji Initiative and Me.reka, brought makers and communities together to empower local NGOs with digital and entrepreneurial mindsets. The programme focused on upskilling NGOs that currently work with PPR communities to find solutions and tackle challenges by utilizing STIE skills from the HIP6 solutions. Ruang Reka is aimed to connect communities to jobs, networks and governments’ guidance. The space acts as a platform for organizations or communities by enabling them to craft innovative solutions that will alleviate community-centric challenges with digital technologies and 21st-century skills.

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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