Impact Project 1: Community Development Through Innovative Batik Products
Impact Area: Women Empowerment & Urban Poverty
Location: Project Office: Hartamas, Kuala Lumpur
Community Site: Projek Perumahan Rakyat Kota Damansara, Selangor
Host Organisation: Batik Boutique
This project aims to create a scalable and replicable model for accessible and sustainable employment to low-income communities while bringing innovation and global appeal to Malaysian batik, which is a dying art in this modern culture.
Impact Project 2: Green Accelerator
Impact Area: Green Tech & Environment
Project Office: Jalan Ipoh, Kuala Lumpur
Community Site: Kampung Pos Gedong, Bidor, Perak
Host Organisation: Biji Biji Initiative
This project aims to develop and launch multiple small-scale green technology solutions (such as solar, hydro, oscillation generator and others) that are affordable for use by individuals or small groups and to help communities that do not have reliable access to power.
Impact Project 3: Empowering the Visually Impaired
Impact Area: People with Disabilities
Location: Sunway, Selangor
Host Organisation: Dialogue in the Dark (DID) Malaysia
This project aims to improve existing training modules for the visually impaired and to develop a system of KPIs (Key Performance Indicators) to better equip and empower the visually impaired community with relevant skills, while helping them to secure sustainable employment and explore other job alternatives.
Impact Project 4: Project WHEE!
Impact Area: Agro-Tourism
Project Office: Taman Tun Dr Ismail (TTDI), Kuala Lumpur
Community Site: Min House Camp, Kota Bharu, Kelantan
Host Organisation: eHomemakers ℅ Corpcom
This project aims to increase the socio-economic status of the farmers of Kota Bharu, Kelantan through agro-tourism. This can be achieved by training the locals with the necessary skills to run agro-tourism activities independently.
Impact Project 5: Pua Kumbu Community Project
Impact Area: Women Empowerment & Rural Poverty
Location: Rumah Gare, Kapit, Sarawak
Host Organisation: Emporoh PLT
This project aims to preserve and enhance the community business of Pua Kumbu, a weaving tradition of Sarawak that is close to extinction, by launching its own sustainable social enterprise.
VIP Secretariat’s Journey to the Project Site: https://maptia.com/turisainatukiman/stories/disconnected
Impact Project 6: Lembah Bujang Eco Park
Impact Area: Sustainable Tourism
Location: Lembah Bujang, Merbok, Kedah
Host Organisation: Enactus Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM)
This project aims to create a tourism platform for increased regional environmental awareness and inclusion of the local community in sustainable development activities of the Lembah Bujang region. At the same time, this project will create local job opportunities, install sense of belonging and uphold the cultural heritage and knowledge among the local community.
Impact Project 7: Creating Livelihood for the BoP community
Impact Area: Homelessness & Livelihoods
Location: Jalan Medan Tuanku, Kuala Lumpur
This project is aimed at the homeless community who is often stigmatised in Malaysia. The project aims to rehabilitate and reintegrate them into society through providing employment opportunities. Besides the solution of creating jobs for the homeless, the project also addresses psychosocial issues of the homeless while equipping them with essential training and personal skills to prepare them for employment and to become productive citizens.
Impact Project 8: Project HAUS
Impact Area: Access to Water
Location: Sematan & Kota Samarahan, Sarawak
Host Organisation: Saora Industries
Saora Industries provides safe and clean drinking water to rural and marginalised communities which is economically and environmentally sustainable. This project aims to establish a Mobile Microfinance Infrastructure and Implementation Framework for the continuous monitoring and evaluation of the water systems being provided and to ensure consistent provision of clean and safe water.
Impact Project 9: Birth of A Hero
Impact Area: Youth-At-Risk
Location: Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur
Host Organisation: Discover Muaythai
This project is an initiative that aims to help underprivileged youth to lead a life of dignity and independence by developing character and positive values through Muay Thai martial art. At the end of the program, the youth are targeted to secure employment in the industry.