Impact Projects 2017


Xtreme Academy

Impact area:

Rural Unemployment

Location:

Kota Belud, Sabah, Malaysia

Host organisation:

Travel Rite Tours Sdn Bhd

Project Description:

This project aims to provide skills training for underprivileged youth from 18 to 35 years of age in Kota Belud and turning them into adventure and tourism professionals by training them in White Water Rafting/ Trekking, hospitality and service skills.
www.facebook.com/travelritetours
www.travelritetours.com

Fellows:

British

Timothy John Eirian Entwistle

Salvadoran

Gabriela Anayancy Aparicio Chavez

American

Michael Lawrence Levenson

Malaysian

Nurul Amira Hassan

Malaysian

Nazatul Natasha Omar Shah


F2O (Providing Sustainable Livelihood to Orang Asli Community)

Impact area:

Community Empowerment – Indigenous (Orang Asli)

Location:

Kg. Chempian, Pahang, Malaysia

Host organisation:

Viva Odyssey Sdn Bhd

Project Description:

This project aims to create sustainable impact by educating real life skills and vocational training to the Indigenous community with the goal of making them employable and entrepreneurial. The Indigenous community will be trained to be skilled welders and safety officers so that they will be employable in Oil & Gas/ Construction industry. The project also helps develop other economic activities for the villagers such as home-stays and aquaponic farming.
www.facebook.com/vivastarfishproject

Fellows:

Puerto Rican

Hector Luis Roche

Japanese

Haruna Yoshikawa

Nepalese

Pabitra Basnet

Malaysian

Joshua Panneer Selvam

Malaysian

Vanie Nathan


Grub Meals

Impact area:

Sustainable Consumption

Location:

Klang Valley, Malaysia

Host organisation:

GrubCycle

Project Description:

This project aims to combat food wastage by funnelling surplus food items back to the community while subsidising lower income families with basic necessities. This project plans to impact 100 families by reducing their daily spend on food expenditure and food waste and also by having weekly events to create accountability.
www.facebook.com/grubcycle
grubcycle.my

Fellows:

French

Rebecca Sedaminou

China

Aiying Li

South African

Faith Pienaar

Malaysian

Khairuddin Othman


Mobile Food Empowerment

Impact area:

Youth-at-Risk

Location:

Petaling Jaya, Malaysia

Host organisation:

Masala Wheels

Project Description:

This project aims empower the underprivileged youth-at-risk to become mobile F&B entrepreneurs and help them get employed through the F&B industry.
www.facebook.com/masalawheels
masalawheels.com

Fellows:

Azerbaijan

Alexander Vladimirskiy

Lithuanian

Loreta Pivoriunaite

Russian

Elmira Mukhametova

Malaysian

Dinesh Pandian

Malaysian

Thiviya Panircherbam


The Unseen Tours of Kuala Lumpur

Impact area:

Urban Poor (The homeless)

Location:

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Host organisation:

Khatulistiwa Enterprise (Yellow House KL)

Project Description:

This project aims to provide sustainable livelihood and employment opportunities for homeless people in Kuala Lumpur by training them as your guides for ‘The Unseen Tours of Kuala Lumpur’ which covers customer service, hospitality and English proficiency.
www.facebook.com/YellowHouseKl
www.yellowhousekl.com

Fellows:

Argentinan

Maria Mercedes Baldome

Italian

Tommaso Richelmy

Filipino

Ramon Alfonso B. Hiponia

Malaysian

Adel Lina Yap

Malaysian

Muhammad Zulfadzlan Mohd Fadzi


Grow Tall

Impact area:

Social Integration

Location:

Rawang, Selangor, Malaysia

Host organisation:

Persatuan Kebajikan Komuniti Kehidupan Positif (Positive Living Community)

Project Description:

This project aims to help drug addicts and HIV host to re-integrate into society with capacity building programs & livelihood creation. This project will train the residents of Positive Living Community in capacity building and utilising the available land to build multipurpose hall, wood and work shed and irrigation for fish pond.
positivelivingcommunityorg.wordpress.com

Fellows:

Dutch

Saskia Hesselink

Nepalese

Sumitra Paudel

British

Andrew Firebrace Barton

Malaysian

Cheryl Ng

Malaysian

Jolyn Hong


BTOP Sports Academy

Impact area:

Education at risk for marginalised youth communities

Location:

Bachok, Kelantan, Malaysia

Host organisation:

Bring The Opportunity Program

Project Description:

This project aims to empower the underprivileged youth-at-risk to re-engage dropout student’s interest in prioritizing on education by helping them raise their confidence, school grades, holistic learning in character through sports.
www.b-top.com.my/bring-the-opportunity-program-b-top

Fellows:

Filipino

Carmine Maria Ganac

Egyptian

Nourhan Soliman

Spanish

Sara Lee Wolfe Garcia

Malaysian

Tuan Muhammad Amirul Ashraff Tuan Izham Ros

Malaysian

Wan Mohd Zafarekh Wan Omar


Tourism Academy

Impact area:

Youth Empowerment

Location:

Battambang, Cambodia

Host organisation:

HDLF (Human-Resource Development & Language Foundation)

Project Description:

This project aims to create job opportunities, train and plan a career plan for the underprivileged youth in rural Cambodia in the tourism sector.
www.facebook.com/hdlfcambodia

Fellows:

American

Jacob Allen Fisher

Irish

Livia Bella

Cambodian

Phearun Vak

Malaysian

Aaron Ezekiel Edwards

Malaysian

Wan Hannah Hanim Wan Mohamad


Mother Lombok (The Home-Grown Food Project)

Impact area:

Women Empowerment

Location:

North Lombok, Indonesia

Host organisation:

Klub Baca Perempuan

Project Description:

This project aims to increase the income of the women by developing creative ways to process local food by creating an environment for the women in North Lombok to learn food processing, business skills, marketing & sales techniques.
www.facebook.com/MotherLombok-593745417681996
www.facebook.com/Klub-Baca-Perempuan-1421591364804170

Fellows:

Azerbaijani

Jeyhun Atayev

Spanish

Abel Farre Villarroya

Indonesian

Denek Bini Widyasmara

Malaysian

Rayyan Haries

Malaysian

Harshana Devi Supramanian


Bambike Ecotours

Impact area:

Community Empowerment through Eco-Tourism

Location:

Angat Dam, Bulacan, Philippines

Host organisation:

Bambike Revolution Cycles

Project Description:

This project aims to increase the livelihood opportunities for the indigenous community (Dumagat tribe) by developing a bamboo bike tourism activity inside the Dumagat conservation area to the operated by selected beneficiaries from the Dumagat tribe. They will be building bikes out of bamboo, run the tourist operation and become conservationist by the end of the project.
www.facebook.com/BambikeEcotours
www.bambike.com/ecotours

Fellows:

Indonesian

Awaludin Aryanto

Filipino

Maria Rebecca P. Plaza

Malaysian

Kausar Akhtar Mahmud

Malaysian

Alvin Ooi Kim Seong