IMPACT PROJECTS 2016

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

Fellows:

Shelley Hutchings

American

Daniel Shimabukuro

Brazilian

Laia Enrich

Spanish

Nurul Sairatun Najah Daud

Malaysian

Evelina Soraya Hashim

Malaysian

About the Impact Project:

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

Location: Project Office: Jalan Ipoh, Kuala Lumpur
Community Site: Kampung Pos Gedong, Bidor, Perak

Host Organisation: Biji Biji Initiative

Fellows:

Helane Chan

Canadian

Shiva Karan

Indian

Rohan Ahmad

Australian

Jasur Hasanov

Azerbaijani

Mohamad Faizal Abu Bakar

Malaysian

About the Impact Project:

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

Fellows:

Erik Weinstock

American

Ziad Abdel-Hamid

Egyptian

Khurram Kazi

Pakistani

Gayatri Unsworth

Malaysian

Emily Sithamparappillay

Malaysian

About the Impact Project:

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

Location: Project Office: Taman Tun Dr Ismail (TTDI), Kuala Lumpur
Community Site: Min House Camp, Kota Bharu, Kelantan

Host Organisation: eHomemakers ℅ Corpcom

Fellows:

Dorothea Koschmieder

German

Angela Smith

British

Aarti Mahajan

Indian

Muhammad Haziq Ariffin

Malaysian

Leong Carmen

Malaysian

About the Impact Project:

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

Fellows:

Dr Mihai Deac

Romanian

Theofrenz Cayambas

Filipino

Anna Skowera

Polish

Zahirah Zulkifly

Malaysian

Inggie ak Langkong

Malaysian

About the Impact Project:

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)

Fellows:

Elizabeth Van Reenen

Dutch

Jelena Novakovic

Bosnian

Cristina Labianca

Italian

Farid Izzeady Amir Wahiduddin

Malaysian

Mohd Rizalman Mohd Ali

Malaysian

About the Impact Project:

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

Host Organisation: Pertubuhan Perintis Malaysia and Street Feeders of KL

Fellows:

Reisy Abramof

Brazilian

Benjamin Langekaer

Dane

Csaba Dudás

Hungarian

Dr Sharminithevi

Malaysian

Awaludin Jalalus Shuti

Malaysian

Conor Walsh

Irish

Luis Bracamontes

Mexican

About the Impact Project:

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

Fellows:

Kevin Wervenbos

Dutch

Helen Tung

Australian

Asia Meshack

American

Farzena Balan

Malaysian

Geriti Katik

Malaysian

About the Impact Project:

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

Fellows:

Jacob Oyindamola Johnson

Nigerian

Rim Hajji

Moroccan

Fatma Younis

Egyptian

Roger Ng Yuwin

Malaysian

Asanai Painiran

Thai

Melanie Joseph

British

About the Impact Project:

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.