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ARE YOUTHS

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NO ACTION’? ONE YOUNG WORLD

‘IMPACT’

REPORT 2011 F E AT U R I N G

A FOLLOW UP TO ONE YOUNG WORLD ‘ O U R F U T U R E S AYS ’ R E P O R T 2 01 0

68 62 7,536 YOUTH LEADERS

SOCIETIES, CLUBS, ORGANIZATIONS

VOLUNTEERS

147,936 PEOPLE IMPACTED


The Greatest Book is not the one whose message engraves itself on the brain, as a telegraphic message engraves itself on the ticker-tape, but the one whose vital impact opens up other viewpoints, and from writer to reader spreads the fire that is fed by the various essences, until it becomes a vast conflagration leaping from forest to forest. Romain Rolland

This is our vision for One Young World ‘IMPACT’ Report 2011


ONE YOUNG WORLD ‘IMPACT’ REPORT 2011 “One Young World ‘IMPACT’ Report 2011”is a compilation of completed and ongoing movements and projects led by passionate, influential, growth-hungry, and nation-loving youths for the betterment of Malaysia. Let this fire that they have started spread like wildfire to the nations beyond. Let us make this world a better place for our next generation and the generations to come.


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The Prime Minister of Malaysia, Dato Sri Najib Tun Razak CEO of Multimedia Development Corporation, Datuk Badlisham Ghazali Chairman of myHarapan, Mr. Roslan Bakri Zakaria Project Leader Editor-in-Chief, Jonathan Chu The Editorial Team

ARE YOUTHS ‘ALL TALK NO ACTION’?

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YOUTH LEADERS & PROJECTS

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Featuring 100 projects that have impacted a total number of 147,936 people. These projects would not have been possible if 68 youth leaders from 62 different societies or organizations and 7,536 volunteers were not involved.

QUOTES & SURVEY

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QUOTES : The collective voices of Malaysian youths regarding various issues. YOUTH SURVEY : A survey done with 500 national young leaders and 36,247 youths

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Youths taking action to change the world bit by bit.

LIKE ALL GREAT THINGS, CHANGE MUST START SMALL.

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WORDS FROM PRIME MINISTER DATO SRI NAJIB TUN RAZAK

But what’s not to be aware off. It will soon be their turn to receive the baton and I have full confidence they will pull Malaysia in the right direction, at full speed into the ever evolving race of globalisation while not forgetting to balance the need on the home front.

Bismillahirrahmanirrahim Assalamualaikum and Salam 1Malaysia. Youth are the hopes of a nation and the embodiment of the future. Their hands will pave the way forward for a country to prosper. Their guiding light will be what lies in their heart and soul. It will illuminate their sight with courage to carry out bold visions but yet not without care and empathy. It heartens me to see that our very own youth today are more aware than ever of the need to continue their own different ways to this country, to take it to greater heights even from their tender age.

Therefore, it is with great pride that I share with 100 of completed and ongoing projects that personify the passion and involvement of our growth-hungry Malaysian youths to do their bit for this country, that are being presented in the One Young World ‘IMPACT’ Report 2011. The report is published in conjunction with the One Young World Summit 2011 in Zurich, Switzerland which brings together global leaders, authorities, nonprofit organisations and youth leaders from 194 countries. Showcasing the limitless possibilities that our youths can create and achieve, the report highlights 100 local youth projects led by 68 youth leaders from 62 different

societies involving 7,536 volunteers and having impacted 147, 936 people. And these are only a tiny fraction of what the Malaysian youth movements are doing to address an array of social and economic areas. This is social innovation in its own right. I hope this report will serve as an encouragement as well as a base for sharing of knowledge for youth leaders and volunteers to do more goodwill for the betterment of this country. It should also serve as an inspiration for greater and better projects. On that note, I would like to wish all the global delegates at One Young World all the best in their pursuits at the summit. TO our Malaysian delegates, do your best and do us proud!


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OF MULTIMEDIA WORDS CEO DEVELOPMENT FROM CORPORATION DATUK BADLISHAM GHAZALI

Malaysia, recognize the raw talents, skills and potentials of our young ‘Gems’ in the world, where given the right platforms and polished to ‘Shine’ will take actions, collectively to create values for their respective nations.

I am delighted to represent MSC Malaysia and the Multimedia Development Corporation (MDeC) in supporting our Malaysian delegates’ involvement in One Young World, an initiative which we believe would unite the collective voices and opinions of the youths of our world, in planning, coordinating and leading efforts to create more positive change across the globe.

Looking at the enormous growth of the ICT industry worldwide and especially in Malaysia, we have witnessed the emergence of a more dynamic, vibrant, creative, innovation and more importantly, a passionate generation of youth leaders, where they are creating solutions from technological advancements, science, creativity and social ventures to address issues faced by communities and countries around the world.

On behalf of MSC Malaysia, we are proud to be the main supporter for One Young World, as we too believe that the younger generations of leaders, advocates and contributors would have their own ideas on how to shape our world in the future. We at MSC

We have always appreciated the contributions of our young innovators and leaders in Malaysia by providing them with a network of guidance and funding to launch their ideas which are aligned to take our nation’s growth to greater heights. The impressive list of

global icons, counselors, organizations and youth leaders whom have gathered from 192 countries would certainly open more golden opportunities for everyone to be enriched with new knowledge, experiences and solutions which are presented through the Wisdom of our global leaders, fused with the Ideas championed by our influential young leaders of today. I believe the One Young World initiative will provide insights for us in MSC Malaysia to recognize the expectations of our youths on a global stage, towards mobilizing development efforts in the country, while cultivating a generation of young leaders who would create value and contribute to the world.


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WORDS CHAIRMAN OF FROM myHARAPAN MR. ROSLAN BAKRI ZAKARIA

myHarapan (Youth Trust Foundation), we believe in allowing the youths to be creative and design programs on their own. What they need is a platform for them to flourish. And myHarapan provides just that. Sometimes, a little nudge is all it takes. We also empower them with the appropriate knowledge.

Now more than ever, the governments, industry players, businesses and NGOs must start recognizing, supporting and empowering youths and trusting them to play their roles in affecting positive change in our society. The reports presented in this publication speak volumes about what the youths can do – from teaching English to rural kids and creating awareness about organ donation to improving the living standards of the local indigenous people to ending education equity in Malaysia. Personally, I can’t think of a better time for us to step back and allow their creative energy to ebb and flow. Yes, let it flow. At

These are the days where youths’ voices deserve the recognition from authorities. Governments all across the world now are devoting their time to the youths like never before. That said, I still believe that youths’ voices and ideas should not only be listened to, but they should also be encouraged to be acted upon. As the authorities or ‘Elders’ in our society today, we should challenge our youths to implement their ideas and solutions to address pressing problems faced by our world today. No doubt, we should assist them with guidance, some form of support - be it recognition, funding or a platform for them to collaborate with the industry to co-create and

implement those solutions for the benefit of all. I have personally been supporting One Young World since its inaugural year in London and have been inspired by the selfless efforts put forth by all the youths who attended the summit, all keen to work together, ignoring cultural barriers, cross-border limitations and experience, in order to forge a more sustainable world for their future. I believe the youths are not merely the leaders of the future. They are indeed the leaders of today! We need to empower them with initiatives, support and the right knowledge. We need to believe that they too play a responsibility in helping to make our world a better place, together! Step back and let it flow.


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WORDS PROJECT LEADER AND FROM EDITOR-IN-CHIEF JONATHAN CHU

This has indeed been a journey for me. The 100 projects that you will find in this report are not just our youth’s achievements, but also my team’s achievement. Michael, Bernie, Lionel and Amir have put in their all to make this report a success. Without them, this report would not come to being. For this, thank you. Last year, in the One Young World ‘Our Future Says’ Report, I was only the editor. This year, when Michael asked me to take on the position as Project Leader, I have to admit that I felt honored, excited and scared all at the same time. Honored because not everybody has the chance to showcase the strengths and achievements of our Malaysian youths to the world. Excited because this is where personal growth is, where our Malaysian pride can be displayed, and where many young people would find the courage and inspiration to be agents of change. But at same time, scared because I’ve never attempted such a huge project.

I hope that you will be inspired by the vision and action of our youths as you flip through this report. This is just the beginning as the 100 projects are only a small percentage of what is actually being done in our country; there are so many more projects unshared within these pages. If you are thinking of doing something that is of benefit to others, I urge you not to wait anymore. Take action. These young people have done it, no matter the number of lives impacted. I’m sure you too can be an agent of change. “When you love people and have the desire to make a profound,

positive impact upon the world, then will you have accomplished the meaning to live.” – Sasha Azevedo


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WORDS FROM EDITORIAL TEAM

MICHAEL TEOH ONEYOUNG WORLD MALAYSIAN AMBASSADOR 2010 The One Young World ‘Our Future Says’ Report 2010 is his brainchild. As a result, this report is possible.

One Young World changed my life. It all happened when I attended the inaugural summit in London last year, where the platform promises to connect our leaders of today, with the most influential leaders of tomorrow – and yes, One Young World did deliver just that and more for me!

Kingdom to Hungary to Australia to Peru to Guatemala to Canada to Colombia and more, I have seen huge divides in the socio-economic classes of some communities - rural folks not having access to basic necessities and children not given adequate opportunities for education.

Inspired by One Young World, my life took a rather major and unexpected leap, where I was elected as the Your Big Year Global Ambassador. I had the chance to globe-trot to visit 20 over countries and to participate in social and economical development activities. From the United

However, there is Hope! No matter where I went, there would always be the ‘Power of the Youths’ – selfless young leaders and volunteers who would be the first to offer help to these communities. I am touched and deeply thankful. It is because of this, I am glad to

Apa Khabar from Malaysia!

is weaved in the stories of the youth projects compiled here in this report. We highlight the imprints the projects leave on others and the lives touched.

Editor, Jonathan Chu. He is indeed a steely example of a leader and friend, and I acknowledge his commitment to steer this project.

It was Michael Teoh’s brainchild that brought our team together and made us friends. It has been an amazing journey intertwined with elation and challenges to bring you the second edition this year. I am thankful to be surrounded by these wonderful people and that they consider me a friend. Undeniably, no one has invested more time and effort than our

This report aims to show the possibilities that exist when courage and compassion merge. Here’s my advice for all those who are unsure where to begin in creating change that matters : Smile, for it is the action that will help get things started, open the hearts and minds of others, earn respect, and engage opportunities for sincere change.

We find ourselves here again as a team documenting the impactful local youth movements in our nation, driven by the One Young World dream.Thank you for making the first edition in 2010 a remarkable success and also for supporting our second edition for 2011.

BERNIE QUAH ART DIRECTOR

For a new beginning, Change needs Impact, just like the Big Bang that formed our earth. However not all impact happens overnight. The best ones command effort from people to unite for a common good. This theme

be involved in the MSC Malaysia – One Young World ‘IMPACT’ Report 2011. I know that this year’s One Young World summit in Zurich promises to be more exciting and meaningful for our new and returning youth ambassadors. I hope you would all have a great time in One Young World 2011 in Zurich and my love, my support and my confidence go out towards everything that you are doing! ‘Ask not what your country can do for you. But what you can do for your country’ – John F. Kennedy


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M.MUSHAMIR MUSTAFA WRITER

LIONEL NGION WRITER

Undertaking this project has been a big leap of faith for me as a content contributor for the One Young World ‘Impact’ Report. In line with my strength in research, it calls for great skills in communications, resourcefulness and creative effort. Connecting with youths on all levels of society, I hope this report will help launch positive

Malaysian youth activism to new levels. Instead of creating change one-step at a time, we can create change through the media and the voice on paper.

Warmest greetings and heartiest salutations to you, dear reader! To begin, let me first ask you a question: what is it that you now hold in your hands?

are coveted and admired, but that’s it. Our generation has always been described as ‘all talk and no do’ experts, one and all, at throwing words to the wind, totally absorbed in our own world.

A book? Close, but, no. Let me explain. All over the world today, youth is celebrated - not for our passion and zeal, mind you, but for our youthfulness and beauty. Our physical characteristics

What you hold in your hand, my friend, is proof that the naysayers are wrong. What you hold is proof that we care, and we care deeply. This book, is the essence of the force that will alter our world: change.

Although it may seem like one small step for youths, it is in actuality one giant leap for Malaysia. This nation can succeed in Vision 2020 if we youths

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could stop criticizing it and start making affirmative changes instead. There are many fields to improve – education, community service, business... areas where youths can undertake as showcased in this report. In retrospect, this report has changed me, and I hope it will constructively change us too and expand our horizons.

I am proud to show you a compilation of stories that has been told, and some are still being told, by the young people of Malaysia. I am proud to show you, in a word, change. My hope is that the words on these pages will affect you as much as it did me, and as one, we will be the agents, or better yet, the representatives, of change. Godspeed, and keep that fire burning.

ACKNOWLEDGMENT

HAFIZ MUHAMMAD

MICHELLE TAN


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ARE YOUTHS ‘ALL TALK NO ACTION’? HERE’S THE CONVERSE

ONE YOUNG WORLD ‘OUR FUTURE SAYS’ REPORT 2010 In 2010, Malaysian One Young World delegate Michael Teoh went to the global summit with a report that contained the voices of more than 32,000 Malaysian youths. Fully believing in the strength, talents and potential of these young people, Michael shared this report with the delegates of the world, earning the praises and recommendation of the One Young World organizers. Besides that, this report was featured in global media such as CNN, BBC World and Reuters; and national coverage such as TV3, 8TV, NST and China Press. It was also distributed in various universities, government agencies, NGOs and youth groups at more than ten national summits. Things did not just stop at this point. Michael then began receiving requests to make the information available on the internet and to reprint the report.

ONE YOUNG WORLD ‘IMPACT’ REPORT 2011 Come 2011 as the Malaysian One Young World team came together and took a closer look at the report. After much deliberation, the team decided that reprinting the report would not be casting the right light on the Malaysian youths. (It is a common belief in Malaysia that young people are ‘all talk no action’.) The team decided that there should be a follow up report. Based on the first issue’s quotes from 50 inspiring youth leaders, the second report, known as the “One Young World ‘IMPACT’ Report 2011” aims to showcase the talents and achievements of our Malaysian youths. Within this report, you will find a compilation of 100 projects that involved 68 youth leaders, 62 societies and 7,536 volunteers. These projects have impacted 147,936 people. Through the 100 projects, it can be seen that though

young people have much to comment about and ask from the nation and its leaders, they also take action and work on projects for the betterment of communities in and out of Malaysia. Through this report, we hope that the leaders of Malaysia would recognize that its young people have tremendous amount of potential, energy and talent. One needs to press on the right buttons and these young people will be doing even greater things for the benefit of the country. We hope that the leaders of other nations would recognize that though Malaysia is a small country compared with many others, we have young people who have created great results with limited experience. If our youths were given recognition, the proper platforms and funding, we believe that even more mind-blowing and life-changing things can happen. We hope that youth leaders in and out of Malaysia will see this as the beginning of greater projects to come. Terry Josephson, a philosopher, once said, “No matter where you go or what you do, you live your entire life within the confines of your head. So stop thinking in terms of limitations and start thinking in terms of possibilities.” Let this be our motto when planning projects. To the youths

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at large in and out of Malaysia, let there be no such thing called ‘fear’. Let there instead be courage, and most importantly, action. As Mark Victor Hansen once wrote: “Don’t wait until everything is just right. It will never be perfect. There will always be challenges, obstacles and less than perfect conditions. So what. Get started now. With each step you take, you will grow stronger and stronger, more and more skilled, more and more selfconfident and more and more successful.” Last but not least, we would like to stress that the 100 projects featured in this report is just a small percentage out of the mountainous unpublicized projects done in Malaysia. If with 100 projects, 147,936 people have been impacted, one can only begin to imagine the total number of people impacted should we document each and every project ever executed by the Malaysian youths. On that note, be inspired.

On behalf of the One Young World team, Jonathan Chu Project Leader and Editor-in-Chief


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PROJECTS - Borneo Coco - Kipouvo Homestay - Green it AIM Developing community projects that are able to uplift the standard of living of the people affected by hardcore poverty in rural areas.

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TEAM Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) at University of Malaysia Sabah (UMS)

Dalveender Singh, or just simply Dalveen, as he likes to be called, is the former President of Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) at University of Malaysia Sabah (UMS). Along with current SIFE UMS President Chloe Chan, the SIFE UMS team are out to eradicate hardcore poverty among impoverished communities in East Malaysia, which includes Sabah and Kota Kinabalu. Sabah is located at West Malaysia. A land with mountainous unutilized resources, Sabah has the highest poverty rate at about 40% in Malaysia (2010). Sabah’s development is impaired due to the education level and society’s perception of staying in their comfort zone. These communities lack stable electricity and water supply; they also find employment and the increasing urbanization of their workforce difficult to tackle. That’s where SIFE UMS tries to make a change in their living by assisting and educating them in improving their life based on available resources. Three of their most outstanding projects are : Borneo Coco, Kipouvo Homestay and Green It.

The first project, Borneo Coco, aimed to improve the standard of living and the quality of lives of coconut pudding sellers at Jalan Sulaman. These coconut pudding sellers have operated business for nearly 6 years – with no innovation. The community’s traditional approach to business is to wait for customers rather than to engage with them (which is what we call marketing); this has been posing a stagnancy to their income capacity. With the help of SIFE UMS, their products have been marketed to 26 countries, thus boosting their income from RM 570 to RM 3200 (461% increase). Additionally, 125 individuals from 25 families were impacted. To further aid these coconut pudding sellers, SIFE UMS has been collaborating with 50 tourism agencies to enlist Jalan Sulaman as a must -visit place. Furthermore, with the help of the Kota Kinabalu City Hall (DBKK), an awareness campaign was organized based on the 3K concepts – that is, Keselamatan (safety), Kebersihan (cleanliness) and Kesihatan (health). The aim was to educate the community regarding


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hygiene and cleanliness. In addition, English handbooks were distributed to improve their communication skills especially in dealing with foreign customers. They have also been taught basic accounting skills for them to keep track of their income for their daily business. In total, 5130 hours were contributed to wholly educate the community with valuable life skills which can be passed down to the following generation of Borneo.

called “Kipouvo Homestay” has drawn a tourist flow of 170 visitors since April 2009, bringing a 27% increase to their income numbering up to RM3824 a month, an enormous leap. Kipouvo Homestay embraces the spirit of “voluntarism” in which holidays that include volunteer work allows visitors to give back to the community. Besides enjoying the nature nearby, their vacations have been enhanced by these good practices and ethics.

Next, the team observed the lack of enthusiasm for the national homestay programme. After taking a closer look at the community, the team believed that a heavily promoted homestay programme would benefit the community. This is because it will sustain the livelihood of Kipouvo Village by stimulating the local economy and creating jobs. The community of 72 families relied on a salary of RM 200 to RM 500 from farming (an average family needs RM 650 to live a comfortable life in Sabah). Most of the villagers are Dusun natives who have sought jobs in urban areas which puts their community development at risk. Since SIFE UMS’ aid, this project

In another project called “Green It”, they aim to promote environmental awareness and sustainability of the project in tandem with the emerging global concern for a greener world. Green It is a collection of subprojects : Litter Free Event (LiFE), Say No To Plastic Bags campaign, EcoPack and Mudball workshop (all held throughout the year). A total of 11,197 hours was contributed by 127 volunteers. Briefly, these green projects are explained. LiFE, in collaboration with the Kota Kinabalu City Hall (DBKK), hoped to maintain cleanliness and to have proper waste management in every event that is held at the said venue. For an example, the Tamu

Gadang 2010 annual event generated 14 tons of waste alone; SIFE UMS recognized this as an opportunity to educate sellers to separate their organic wastes. This project helped the DBKK’s tenants to be responsible for their waste management, which helped save cost. Next, the EcoPack project aimed to reduce polystyrene usage with biodegradable food containers, which are harmless to the health of the consumer and composts easily. Since its introduction, it has helped to reduce 150,000 polystyrene food containers. In conjunction with the Environmental Action Center and DBKK, the “Plastics and Polystyrene Kills” campaign was launched to give talks to students to create this awareness. Similarly, SIFE UMS has also been appointed as the ambassador for “Say No to Plastics” campaign to reduce the usage of plastic bags in Kota Kinabalu. Lastly, in sustaining the quality of river ecosystems, SIFE UMS actively participated in Effective Microorganism (EM) Mudballs. EM consists of effective, beneficial and nonpathogenic microorganisms coexisting

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together which help to improve the water ecosystem when combined with mud. Working closely with the Sabah Environmental Protection Association (SEPA), Young Malaysians Movement (YMM), Sabah Bank Union and DBKK, the Mudball workshop educated the community in the art of Mudball-making. This is to ensure the conservation of nature through cleaner water systems. The ball has started rolling to more communities, with each creating their Mudballs – to a total of 120,000 units – all to be released into rivers. As a noted leader in SIFE UMS, Dalveen shared that what causes him to pursue projects that pertain to the economy, society and environment is the knowledge that what he has done has impacted people and left smiles on the faces of those who are affected. His hope for Malaysia is to see its continued pace of development to be on par with the best. He believes that youths will have positive qualities and will grow in confidence when they tackle projects that benefit communities.•


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PROJECTS - National HIV/AIDS Initiative, - Local Committee Projects - Based on Exchange (PBOX), - Environment Sustainability Initiative 2010, - Youth Nation Summit

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TEAM AIESEC in Malaysia

Mohamad Alif Abdul Latif, the President of AIESEC in Malaysia can attest to the changes that youths can achieve. (AIESEC is the world’s largest youth-run organization that focuses on developing youth leaders through projects and broadening their views of life by enabling them to go beyond their comfort zones.) Alif, as he is normally called, focuses on projects pertaining to student exchange programs, the environment, health, entrepreneurship and children’s rights. In his first project, 669 student exchanges were facilitated by AIESEC in 2011. Youths were sent abroad to work on issues they are passionate about. One such example was a youth volunteer who designed an English learning module for an Indian orphanage. This project was organized for the purpose of highlighting children’s rights and providing role models for them to emulate. This achievement, while good for the society, also enhanced the involved youths’ experience. The second project that was the national year-long HIV/ AIDS campaign. 12,000 school and university students were educated on the prevention of HIV/ AIDS. With the assistance of Standard Chartered

Bank, he and his AIESEC members organized informational workshops. Thirdly, again with the collaboration of 3 AIESEC groups, he organized several conferences that pertained to environmental sustainability. NGOs and corporations with Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives were brought together to run environmental projects. Together, an outstanding attendance of 1,500 people came together and these conferences were met with success. Along with this, AIESEC has collaborated with myHarapan, a youth trust foundation based in Malaysia, in a joint project aptly called Youth Nation Summit (YNS). The summit on youth development taught youths to create positive societal change. On its last day, the Youth Action Forum (part of the itinerary of YNS) was graced by the presence of Malaysia’s Prime Minister, who mentored 20 bright youths. Of course, the aforementioned 3 projects are just three of the many other successful projects in which Alif was involved. His efforts to empower young people to create worldchanging movements will not cease but continue to grow.•


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PROJECT Childern Behind Us AIM To provide basic literacy skills to underpriviledged children in the south east asia region. TEAM 5 youths

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IMPACT 150 people

Empowerment through Education is Shobana’s driving principle in the endeavours in which she is passionately involved. It is this belief that has spurred her and four other like-minded youths from Indonesia, Thailand and Malaysia to develop Children Behind Us (CBU), a campaign that provides basic literacy skills to underprivileged children in the South East Asia region. The occasion that brought this dynamic team together was the 1st Microsoft Innovative Students’ Forum in 2009 where each one was representing their home country. To date, CBU has impacted around 20 children in each country, making a total of 150 refugee children impacted since its commencement. “Education has always been very important to me and the rest of the team, which is why we came up with the idea,” explains Shobana. Since its inception, the campaign has implemented projects in Jakarta and Kuala Lumpur. The road to making CBU a success has not always been a smooth one. In Shobana’s words, “some people are skeptical that anyone my age can really do something, and so it is quite difficult to find people who are willing to help out.”

Shobana was also a representative for online youth community TakingITGlobal at the Youth Engagement Summit, London in 2009. In 2010, Shobana’s schedule included mentoring at the 2nd Microsoft Innovative Students’ Forum and speaking at the Clinton Global Initiative University Meeting, a result of a personal invitation from former US President, Bill Clinton. Shobana admits it’s not easy finding a balance between studies, family and activism work. She says, “Personally, if you have a passion for something, you will make time for it.” When asked to explain her determination to continue with her projects, Shobana says, “Knowing that I have inspired someone is really an awesome feeling and just makes me want to keep going no matter how hard things get.”•


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PROJECT Extraordinary People Imapcting Community AIM Develop leadership skills of young people and give back to the community.

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TEAM Growing Emerging Leaders IMPACT 140, 124 youths

A life without prejudice and arrogance; but a life with pride, integrity, compassion. That is John-Son’s motto. And with it, this enthusiastic and energetic young visionary who is also co-founder of Growing Emerging Leaders (G.E.L.), a non-profit organization, has found that there is no greater way to live his motto than to be involved in social impact projects. With GEL, he leads the Extraordinary People Impacting Community (E.P.I.C.), a twofold programme that benefits both the youths and communities in which they live in. For the youths, E.P.I.C. serves as a youth platform for them to develop their leadership skills and give back to the community, while receiving valuable knowledge that is difficult to obtain in school. For the affected communities, this programme aims to uplift living standards. One of the most impressive projects that John-Son and his team have been involved is Voice Your Choice (VYC),a project that aimed to achieve the registration of two million Malaysian voters, out of five million eligible but asyet unregistered citizens, by the end of 2011. In 2010, they befriended and engaged ordinary citizens to conduct their own registration booths

in ten out of thirteen states of Malaysia. To date, there has been 140,124 new voters, thus making this project the most successful non-partisan voter-registration drive in Malaysia. As a result, VYC was awarded Assistant Registrar status by the Election Commission of Malaysia, making them the first Non Government Organisation in the history of Malaysia to become official partners with the Election Commission. When asked why he was passionate to pursue such a project, John-Son shared his opinion that everything that affects us is political. “Many people can relate with feeding the poor, saving trees, or helping orphans — but deliberately stay away from political issues. They don’t realise that many of the challenges our society faces are intertwined with the policies and laws that govern us.” When asked regarding his hopes for the world, John-Son replied, “[I want a world] where everyone loves their neighbour as themselves and looks to meet each other’s needs whether it is physical, emotional, or spiritual. I think if we just focus on positively impacting that one person either on our left or right, we can change the world.”•


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PROJECTS - Youth Jam 2009 - Youth Jam 2010 - Youth Jam 2011 AIM Youth platform that aims to showcase the talents of the young people of Penang.

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TEAM Jazzada Solutions IMPACT 50, 000 youths

Finding youth programs that enable development are exceedingly rare in Penang, a distant state situated far from the bustling Kuala Lumpur City. The reality of the situation triggered Jazz to establish Jazzada Solutions (a.k.a. PenangYouth), a home grown youth platform that aims to showcase the talents of the young people of Penang. As a youth development company, Jazzada Solutions connects brands and government agencies to young people. According to Jazz, “We help brands understand the needs and wants of their young consumer(s) through events. On the other hand, we help youths by providing them a platform to further explore their potential and also bridging support from the government agencies.” Youth Jam 2009 and Youth Jam 2010, youth festivals organized by Jazzada Solutions, were their biggest successes. Combined, they impacted almost 50,000 youths across Malaysia. Through Youth Jam, youths took up roles of being business leaders. They learned about marketing and branding, used technology and social media, and became involved in entertainment where they performed and showcased their talents. Also, youth leaders were

gathered from different backgrounds to work on projects, which are then developed and showcased simultaneously in Youth Jam! According to Jazz, “We gather youth leaders from all different backgrounds and fields. Each group will work on one project. Eventually, all the projects will be showcased simultaneously in Youth Jam.” The projects that they are working on would be in line with Technology, Creativity and also Entrepreneurship. Penang Youth will help them seek funding, resources and also relevant supporting partners and government agencies to further emphasize their projects in order to create impact in the youth community. We let the youth take the lead.” Jazzada Solutions, having run Youth Jam 2011 in June successfully in Penang. MyHarapan has taken to sponsor for the next, upcoming Youth Jam 2012.•


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PROJECTS - Mizo Mang Tha Refugee Project - Pahang National Park Project

AIM Give malaysia and malaysians who have the passion, ambition and will power, a chance to be the very best.

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TEAM SIFE (Students In Free Enterprise) UiTM

Moja, the President of Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) UiTM, believes that youths excel when empowered. To empower them, platforms where they can apply what they’ve lear nt in class to real life projects such as the SIFE Mizo Mang Tha Refugee and Pahang National Park project (both of which Moja was personally involved) should be made available to them.

the natural industry. To date, Moja’s SIFE team had positively impacted 156 people of the Kuala Tahan Community. The result of his team’s contribution of 19,350 hours was the successful establishment of 36 new businesses, 48 new job opportunities and an increase in average income by MYR 480 per month. In doing so, the industry received a major boost in its attraction.

The Mizo Mang Tha Refugee Project seeks to eradicate core-level poverty, build cultural bridges and sustain a livelihood through the power of business without depending solely on the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) fund.

These are of course a few of Moja’s many successes, all of which happened with the belief that leaders must clearly communicate others’ worth and potential. They should inspire their team members to discover the passion, dynamism and resourcefulness within themselves.

Moja and 20 SIFE team members were inspired to empower Chin Burmese refugees. The first step was focusing in their sewing skills, which proceeded by guiding them to diversify their sowing to other things, all in the hopes of generating more income. As such, the Chin Burmese reached out to 23 new retailers and increased their profit margin of 10% to 40%. While the previous project projected economic and cultural achievements, the Pahang National Park project was aimed to revitalize the eco-tourism business, whose decline affected those who worked in

He also believes that Malaysian youths have the capacity to change themselves and turning societies’ visions into realities through their passion. “It is the right time to give Malaysia and Malaysians who possess the passion, ambition and will power, the chance to truly excel,” Moja added. To all students, he ended by stating : “There is more to be learnt beyond the walls of the classroom. Making a diff erence depends on youths to be doers rather than talkers.” •


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PROJECT Teach for Malaysia

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Dzameer Dzulkifli, Keeran Sivarajah and their team of 9 people are behind Teach For Malaysia – a not-forprofit organisation that aims to build a different class of leaders who are committed in their pursuit of ending education inequity in Malaysia. According to Dzameer and TeachForMalaysia. org, education inequity is the reality that where a child is born determines the quality of his or her education and life prospects. This goes without saying that the child will be greatly prohibited from fulfilling his or her potential. Job opportunities will be naturally denied from the child as the child has absolutely no chance to be exposed to what higherincome peers are exposed to. This case also goes as far as racial or skin-color discrimination. This is not all. Teach For Malaysia seeks to improve the education quality in Malaysia. According to their website, it is stated that 1 out of every 8 students in Standard 1 classrooms does not meet targeted literacy levels, 1 out of every 4 students in Standard 4 classrooms does not meet targeted numeracy levels, 4 out of 5 working Malaysians are only educated up to SPM level, and 3 out of 5 heads of poor households in Malaysia only have a primary education or less. For the above reasons,

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AIM To build a different class of leaders who are committed in their pursuit of ending education inequity in Malaysia.

Teach For Malaysia believes that the solution to improving Malaysia’s education quality and curbing education inequality lies in the hands of the future leaders. As such, Teach For Malaysia seeks to identify, select and train fifty of Malaysia’s most promising future leaders from various academic backgrounds to be inspirational and transformational teachers and leaders in high-need schools beginning from January 2012. They have received strong support from large corporations in Malaysia, obtained the Ministry of Education’s buy-in to collaborate with Teach For Malaysia and secured the Deputy Prime Minister’s endorsement to launch the programme in December 2010. Youths have the advantage of inexperience that grants them the capability to solve today’s challenges with tomorrow’s logic. They, at Teach For Malaysia, seek to harness that capability in our youths in ensuring that one day, all children in Malaysia will have the opportunity to attain an excellent education. To date, they have reached out to 30 universities in 4 countries - Malaysia, United Kingdom, America and Australia. Dzameer invites those who share the same passion to contact Teach For Malaysia. He ended by asking, “What can WE do to end education inequality?”•


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PROJECT Chow Kit Kita AIM A community mapping project to give the locals a sense of pride and identity.

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Chow Kit is a sub-district in Kuala Lumpur, a tourist attraction that is famous for its flea markets and bargain stores. However, its qualities are often overshadowed by its more disreputable practices and vices. Enter Lew Pik-Svonn and Fahmi Reza, an online entrepreneur and an indie documentary filmmaker, who are eager to change that perception. Chow Kit has many qualities that make it great, and the duo are committed to preserving the heritage of the area, as well as give its inhabitants a sense of pride and ownership. To that end, they started Chow Kit Kita (Our Chow Kit), a 3-year community mapping project which attracted more than 100 young volunteers, many who are teens from the area itself. The main objective of Chow Kit Kita was to create a series of thematically drawn maps of Chow Kit that will feature areas of interest as well as utilities such as public transportation hubs and interesting dining outlets. The very act of mapping the community has opened up avenues to explore, discuss and understand the various cultures and aspects inherent in the community.

Even more than that, the project saw young teenage volunteers teaching art and media skill workshops, and with the newly acquired skills. They produced brochures, online maps, videos, photos, T-shirts, bags and posters. Some even started performing on the streets of Chow Kit itself. These works were featured after every phase at the Pesta Chow Kit Kita (Our Chow Kit Festival), which has attracted more than a thousand people and some of the works were featured on our local media. The teens didn’t stop at the completion of the project. Many continue to give back to the community by making their own items such as T-shirts and creating media. In effect, the locals now have a greater pride in their identity and that of their community. Lew and Fahmi hopes that, with the success of Chow Kit Kita, the same model can be applied to other communities in Kuala Lumpur, and not only give the communities a sense of pride, but they hope that slowly, this will create a bigger pride in being Malaysian.•


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PROJECT DORTIE AIM To create awareness about organ donation and increase organ pledges.

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How many of us would risk our lives for a total stranger? Not many, but Chew Hoong Ling would. In fact, she did, back in 2009, when she gave a part of her liver to a total stranger. Chew is a vocal advocate of organ donation, ever since she read a book titled Life’s Great Gifts in 1993. However, recently she has up the game and has been busy with a few side projects, one of which is DORTIE, a mascot for organ donation. To centralize all her work, she set up dortie.com, a social enterprise whose main objective is to create awareness about organ donation and increase organ pledges. She reckons that our country faces not only a shortage of donated organs, but also an increase in illegal organ trafficking; which is why she is determined to combat them through these endeavors. Under the umbrella of DORTIE, Chew has also headed a few other side projects, one of which is Kayak for Humanity, a kayaking expedition which saw 20 people paddle from the coast of Mukah to Kuching in Sarawak, across 20 villages, meeting 25000 villagers, to spread awareness about organ

donation. This project alone received 50 organ pledges, and together with many other projects, Chew has received 600 pledges in total since August 2010. Chew also wrote a soonto-be-published book about her journey in organ donation and with it she hopes to reach out to an even wider audience and dispel more myths about organ donation. Cultural beliefs and a close mindset hampers her endeavors, but she is giving it her all, even her life, to continue giving many people out there a second chance at life.•


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PROJECT Second Language Program

AIM To develop talent, provide opportunities and mentoring youths on implementing their projects nationwide

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TEAM Coruscate Solutions IMPACT 2,000 students

“My hope is to inspire as many people as possible, educate and provide help to children throughout the world, eradicate poverty and provide solutions rather than problems.” That is Faisal Hassan’s hope for the world, and also the reason he created Coruscate Solutions, a training platform that aims to develop talent, provide opportunities and mentoring youths on implementing their projects nationwide. Starting by volunteering in programs and organising community projects, Faisal has expanded his brainchild idea - the Second Language Program (SLP). This program aims to improve English proficiency and inculcate soft skills in students in marginalized rural and urban areas throughout Malaysia. Since the starting of this program, a pool of volunteers have been ever increasing to currently 50 teachers, students, pensioners, executives, and youth volunteers. These extraordinary people have inspired more than 2,000 students to be engaged in English, and soon having become entrepreneurs and leaders in their own community. The idea to start such a program began when he

noticed some problems in our education system. Yet, instead of trying to change the system that is already in place, he believes that it will do better good to those involved with and affected by the education system by engaging with it and trying to add value or improvements. It is however not only just about engaging with the system that will bring a positive change; he believes that youths too need to be given an environment where empathy, respect and open-mindedness can be present. On top of that, youths need to also be placed in departments or areas where they are able to channel their passion and creativity to maximize their potential. To that, Faisal commented, “People have to be themselves. They have to collect the good things and improvise on the bad things. Staying true to your heart, to me, is the key to be successful.” With more funding, Faisal looks forward to realising the dream of educating as many children in English and soft skills as possible while expanding into the South East Asian region to make both people and Malaysia, proud.•


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PROJECT ASEANpreneurs Youth Leaders Exchange (A.Y.L.E.) AIM To nurture a bond among youth, encourage them to network, and provide opportunities for them to collaborate in business and programmes.

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TEAM SIFE (Students In Free Enterprise)

Look at Kamariah (or Kay, in short), and you’ll think she is… well, for the lack of a better word, different. Unlike many of her peers, Kay is noted for her passion to instill entrepreneurship in her generation. Because of that drive, Kamariah became the president of Student in Free Enterprise (SIFE), a youth empowerment platform where youths, academic professionals and industry leaders are brought together with one aim – create a better, more sustainable world through business. Things did not just stop there as President of SIFE for Kay. She then became the Director of ASEANpreneurs Youth Leaders Exchange (A.Y.L.E.) 2010, a youth entrepreneurship platform where students meet and pick the minds of entrepreneurs from the ASEAN region, develop opportunities and network. Kay joined forces with 25 youths from SIFE UNITEN to organize this event, which was met with support and funding from the Ministry of Higher Learning Education and the Ministry of International Trade and Industries.

Kay’s motivation to organise A.Y.L.E. in Malaysia came from her participation in A.Y.L.E. 2009 held in Jakarta, Indonesia. “I want to nurture a bond among the youth in the ASEAN countries by encouraging them to network and understand each other; and at the same time, provide opportunities for them to collaborate in business and programmes that will benefit their respective communities.” Kay also mentioned that she would like to see the youth participants go on and become billionaires, CEOs, and activists after being inspired at A.Y.L.E. Ultimately, Kay hopes to inspire more young people to take charge of their futures and become change agents in their communities.•


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PROJECT Projek Kampung Angkat

AIM To teach children in villages English and equip them with soft skills.

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A year ago, a group of 20 youths decided to make a change. Their plan was to adopt a village and teach the village children English as well as equip them with soft skills that will help them smoothly transit into urban cities. That plan was called Project Kampung Angkat, founded by Bernard Eng, a 23 year old youth activist whose heart is set on making a change. Bernard is the co-founder of Imagination Club, also known as I-Club, in Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM). The main objective of I-Club is to help its members develop leadership skills (a trait that he realizes is lacking in today’s complacent youths) through community service. Ber nard noticed that most societies are already helping orphanages and homes, but very little was given to the children out in the rural estates and villages. In lieu of that, I-Club adopted Abaco Estate in Beramang, Semenyih. The core of Project Kampung Angkat is to teach the village children English and help them understand that there is a bigger world outside the village. To achieve this objective, Bernard and his team received books and funds from private sponsors and UKM. To conduct the lessons effectively, 20 students

from the club patched up the community hall and the hall now serves as a hub for the village as well. The road so far for Bernard and his team has been challenging. Funding is hard to come by, and what is worse is that the donated books are frequently stolen. The team is not giving up though, and will continue to bring books and provisions into the village when they visit again. For the future, Bernard hopes to start weekly tuition classes in the village. A recent graduate, Bernard is also raising up new leaders that will take over his work and bring it to a whole new level.•


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PROJECT Orkidstudio Charity

AIM To use arts and architecture as a tool for humanitarian aid, to help communitues of orpahns regardless of race, religion or circumstance

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Coming from a MalaysianChinese society that has often devalued creativity and passion over business and moneymaking, Su Mei’s life took a different toll when she fell in love with art. Combined with a passion for helping the less fortunate, this was one of her initial reasons why she co-founded Orkidstudio along with 2 other directors. Julissa Kiyenje, James Mitchell and myself united with the mission to use the arts and architecture as a tool for humanitarian aid. Their aim was to help communities of orphans regardless of race, religion or circumstance. To date, they have conducted 2 successful projects where they have established links with a certain community, designed, fundraised and personally built on site in order to provide the specific community with a new facility. The first project (2008) was in Uganda, East-Africa and the second (2010-2011) took place in Bolivia, South America. In each case they have made the conscious effort to improve on the existing orphanage’s facilities using the tools of art and architecture to provide a functional space as well as trying to inspire a sense of pride, ambition and ownership in the children as well as people who run the place. The impact of the first project with the New Hope Orphanage, Uganda gave the community

a new kitchen where they now have access to water, electricity and good stoves, none of which they had before. When one of their friends went to visit the orphanage in Uganda last year, 2 years after they completed our project there, she reported back that the kitchen was being put to good use, was a central community hub and that it had allowed the New Hope to expand to take in more children in need. Their second project was in Bolivia, South America where they started building them a carpentry workshop. However after 8 months of time invested in the building as well as running small community art projects, they decided that the building would be well suited as an arts centre to train the children, in skills to equip themselves to survive in the world without crime, drugs and alcohol. Most of the children were street kids, coming from broken families. Like most artists, their success would be born out of their strife and time on the streets. Future plans include a project in Zambia, Africa as well as one in Malaysia and of course, more creative fundraising efforts. They are currently looking to expand their team to truly fulfill what we want to achieve for the communities we work with. For more details do refer to their website at www.orkidstudio.co.uk.•


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PROJECT SIFE and the Silent Voices of Cambodia AIM To promote good hygiene, to equip skills and to instill a business model in the cambodian community.

14 ‘Act as if what you do, will make a difference to someone’s life.’ These are the words of Raihah Sarip, a young woman whose actions has changed many lives in Cambodia. One of the members of SIFE University Malaysia Terengganu (UMT), she was part of a team who started a project called SIFE & The Silent Voices of Cambodia, a three part project that will impact different demographic groups through health, entrepreneurship and marketing. The first part of the project is called Health Bring Wealth, a campaign to teach village children the importance of good personal hygiene. 89 children were gathered and, through fun activities, were taught to brush their teeth and simple ways to keep clean. Each child was given a free health-check, a Vitamin C tablet as well as intestinal worm medicine to combat malnutrition. The second part of the project was to set up workshops to teach a group of 89 housewives the trends and finer points

in sewing and needlework. The workshop also teaches them to build simple and effective business models to make their business sustainable. Lastly, the team taught and implemented a simple business model in a school, in a mini-project called Teach Me More, which is based on a three– part model involving profit source creation, market channeling and sustaining the growth. The students were taught to grow hydroponic plants and then to market their produce effectively, using a business model to sustain and continue to improve. Since then, Raihah has graduated from UMT with a Bachelors in Nautical Science and Maritime Transportation and she has since trained, and inspired, new leaders to take up her mantle and continue to fight the good fight.•


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PROJECT My Khatulistiwa AIM Changing lives through entrepreneurship

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Mantanani is a small island off the coast of Sabah with a population of just over a thousand people, many who rely solely on the fruits of the sea as the only means of income. The islanders are beset by many hardships. Families lose members to rough seas, poverty drives islanders to share what meager rations they have, children die due to common illnesses and some of them have an income below RM1 a day. Basic needs, such as clean water and sanitation, are not met and without proper health care, many fall ill. It was at this sad junction that Shyam Priah and her team of 5 from My Khatulistiwa Sdn Bhd entered the scene. Shyam and her team decided that the best way to combat poverty and give the islanders a better quality of life is through entrepreneurship. The idea is just this: use abundant natural resources to create a marketable product, and then sustain it. Shyam and her team are teaching the islanders to make natural soap out of coconut oil, a resource abundant in the island, and then market it to hotels and eco resorts in Sabah. To achieve this, the team will often stay a week or more to work with the islanders and teach them, not through impersonal workshops, but through one-on-one sessions. The goal of the project is to empower the islanders by instilling in them entrepreneurship skills, and through their endeavour, Shyam and her team have shown the islanders that the abundant natural resources in the island can provide ample employment opportunities. While the idea is elegantly simple,

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the whole concept is more than just selling soap. The islanders no longer have to rely on the sea as the only means of income and soap-making can provide a steady, year-round income regardless of weather. This will give the islanders a more stable financial foundation, and from here, problems like the lack of utilities and health-care can be addressed. Of course, the road has been tough. Initially, the islanders were adverse to changing their ways, but through perseverance and sincerity, the initiative is going very well. Of course, funds remain a problem. Sending one member of the team to Mantanani costs RM1000 per week. Thankfully, the team managed to win a grant on a reality TV show called Sejuta Impian to lighten some of their financial woes. However, Shyam and her team have more to worry than just finances, as the weather in Mantanani can be quite unpredictable. “On occasions, even the weather is against us and the waves can be very violent,” says Shyam, “But, to know that the islanders will no longer ration their food anymore is worth battling the waves! The satisfaction from doing something good for a stranger far supersedes any pleasure in the world.” At the moment, the project has 70 people actively working to learn the slippery ropes, but for the near future, it is the hope of the team that these 70 can teach the rest of the islanders, creating a self-sustaining, and green, industry that will greatly benefit the people of Mantanani.•


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PROJECT thinklab© Conferences and Workshop

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There isn’t much emphasis placed on Arts as compared to the Sciences in Malaysia. This is because many have the preconception that a developing country such as Malaysia needs only science and technology to sustain and develop the country. Furthermore, it is also a common belief that the Arts is only related to drawing, using tools such as Adobe Photoshop or Illustrator to design, singing a song, performing in a theatre, writing articles and the sort. Hence, what an Arts degree can contribute towards nation building is often overlooked. In spite of this, thinklab©, a research-based design organization that provides a platform for creative individuals to share knowledge and create new ideas with the goal of improving humanity through design, holds a very different view as to what Arts can do for a society. They believe that Arts is more than the aforementioned activities and aesthetically pleasant designs and work. It solves problems in the areas of urban, economical, racial, ecological and educational sectors with a powerful tool – creativity; and involves work that strives to better society. For this to happen, creativity must be appreciated and nourished; which can be attained through education. Yet, Malaysia’s education policies focuses on training youths in the area of technical, medication and engineering – which

is what industrialization requires. This however largely negates the other youths who are gifted or interested in design, law, business and economics, language, media and other degrees that expound on creativity. Thinklab© is striving hard to show that education in Arts programmes can help young people accomplish much more for the nation. This is why much energy is spent on organizing conferences and workshops that strive to instil the importance of synergizing many different professions to solve problems creatively. Their conferences have thus far seen participants from different disciplines such as psychology, law, IT, performing arts and many others; who are grouped with designers to explore how each discipline can build upon each other. This encourages youths to find solutions using creative means to problems that are pressing within communities and societies in Malaysia. Thus far, the conferences and workshops have been receiving strong support from young people. Though many still doubt if design can be a proper, day-to-day job, thinklab© believes that as long the education of what Arts can truly do for the society continues, there will come a day when such a doubt will cease to exist but be received with open arms instead.•


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PROJECT MEF Internship Programme AIM Create a better understanding between Malaysia and Europe by creating opportunities for internship

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For many graduates, the next step in life would be as an intern, a step that would give them quality industry experience. Natasha Zulkifli and her team, through the Malaysian-Europe Forum (MEF), believes in taking this experience one step further, all the way into different countries. That way, students not only gain precious industrial experience, but also lear n important life skills, independence and adaptation to different cultures. Focusing on issues pertaining to commerce, business, trade and politics, MEF was launched in February this year. Acting as a bridge that connects bright and eager interns with prospective companies, this programme only places European interns in Malaysian companies as of now. Of course, these companies see great potential in this and 12 companies such as Berjaya, Top Glove, Sime Darby, Biotech and MMC Corporation have already signed up to be a part of it. The next wrung in the ladder is definitely to connect Malaysian interns to European companies, a goal MEF is working hard to achieve early next year. This exchange of interns will benefit Europe and Malaysia greatly in the future. Besides the personal

gain to the interns, MEF hopes that in the long run, this programme will foster better bilateral understanding between Malaysia and the many nations of Europe. This will not only occur on a governmental and business level, but more importantly, amongst the youth of today. This will facilitate what MEF believes as “building communities through dialogue”. Eligibility of the programme is quite simple : a good grasp of English and good grades. They will get valuable working experience in a multi-cultural, multiethnic, and multi-lingual environment. Thus far, the response has been great, and MEF believes that they are truly investing in their current – and definitely future – key stakeholders : the youth.•


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PROJECT 33

ENTREPRENEUR’S DRIVE

BUSINESS EXPANSION AND EMPOWERMENT PROGRAM (BEEP)

MIRACLE

WEBSITE www.facebook.com/edrive3

WEBSITE www.facebook.com/sifeutp?sk=wall

WEBSITE miracleupm.blogspot.com

DESCRIPTION

DESCRIPTION

DESCRIPTION

Platform for entrepreneurs and students to share knowledge and inspire one another, as well as learn first hand from industry leaders.

Empowering communities through entrepreneurship by developing stagnant micro-businesses into lucrative small businesses using BEEP’s business modules.

A three part project involving workshops conducted by international interns held in schools and homes, an annual national environment conference held in UPM and an event held in conjunction with World Environment Day.

PROJECT LEADER Sim Li Qian

PROJECT LEADER Wan Petra Anisha Binti Wan Muhaimin

PROJECT LEADER Tan Ann Gie

NAME OF ORGANIZATION

NAME OF ORGANIZATION

NAME OF ORGANIZATION

The Entrepreneur’s Drive Team

Student In Free Enterprise

AIESEC UPM

PLACE OF BASE

PLACE OF BASE

PLACE OF BASE

INTI International College Penang

Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS , Tronoh , Perak

University Putra Malaysia

VOLUNTEERS INVOLVED

VOLUNTEERS INVOLVED

VOLUNTEERS INVOLVED

5 people

11 people

2000 people

STATUS OF PROJECT

STATUS OF PROJECT

STATUS OF PROJECT

Completed

Ongoing

Ongoing.

RESULTS

RESULTS

RESULTS

Inspired 97 youths to boost their entrepreneurship spirits to create a better future.

Empowered 7 single mothers to start a successful sewing business together.

More than 2000 youths from schools and homes have been impacted.


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PROJECT 36

IDEAS10 – INNOVATIVE DREAMS, ENTREPRENEUR ASPIRATIONS

KOPI-KOPI

BREWING QUALITY ENTREPRENEURS (BQE)

WEBSITE

WEBSITE 1myec.ezweb123.com/

WEBSITE www.bqe.my/

DESCRIPTION

DESCRIPTION

DESCRIPTION

Social entrepreneurship is the global trend to make our world a better one. Therefore, IDEAs aims to

A platform to engage young entrepreneurs and luminary speakers to share ideas and knowledge, via a laidback concept, over cups of coffee.

A platform that provides monthly workshops as well as support for Malaysian entrepreneurs.

PROJECT LEADER M. Ezzad Emir

PROJECT LEADER Hariraj Jayaram Hariraj

NAME OF ORGANIZATION

NAME OF ORGANIZATION

1Malaysia Youth Entrepreneurs Club

BQE

PLACE OF BASE

PLACE OF BASE

Kuala Lumpur

Plug & Play Technology Gardens

VOLUNTEERS INVOLVED

VOLUNTEERS INVOLVED

100 people

6 people

STATUS OF PROJECT

STATUS OF PROJECT

Ongoing

Ongoing

STATUS OF PROJECT

RESULTS

RESULTS

Completed

1,500 young entrepreneurs has participated to bridge the communication divide and strengthen the cooperation among young entrepreneurs.

The monthly meetings attract more than 100 participants, and is held in conjunction with AISEC. entrepreneurs.

https://www.facebook.com/profile. php?id=100001543962633

• expose opportunities of social entrepreneurship, • equip the youths with the skills needed • provide the stage for youths to apply their knowledge on social entrepreneurship PROJECT LEADER Sim Yang Shane NAME OF ORGANIZATION AIESEC in Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) PLACE OF BASE UTM, Skudai VOLUNTEERS INVOLVED 15 people

RESULTS Among those who attended were Susan Choo, The Executive Director of BNI Malaysia, a business networking coach, Leaderonomics representatives, which is a social enterprise dedicated to the pursuit of talent and leadership development by offering a full range of learning, consulting and partnering solutions; and Law Chu Hian, former Chinese News anchor for NTV7, who shared insights into trend of tomorrow, social responsibility and the power of dreams.


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PROJECT 39

FRUIT FOR THOUGHT

THE APEX NATIONAL BUSINESS PLAN CHALLENGE

NEW ENTREPRENEUR DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME (N.E.D.P.R.O)

WEBSITE N/A

WEBSITE usm.xuxuchuah.com

WEBSITE cedi.uum.edu.my

DESCRIPTION

DESCRIPTION

DESCRIPTION

A project that teaches fruit sellers and single mothers how to convert fruit enzymes into detergent and coconut skins into soap.

A platform for young entrepreneurs to share ideas and experiences, and also a bridge between interns and prospective companies.

A project dedicated to help new entrepreneurs in Kubang Pasu, Kedah, learn the business know-how and to help them become innovative and independent in the long run.

PROJECT LEADER

PROJECT LEADER

PROJECT LEADER

Darren Lee Boon Lye

Chuah Wen Xu

Lim Ju Wee

NAME OF ORGANIZATION

NAME OF ORGANIZATION

NAME OF ORGANIZATION

Students In Free Enterprise Universiti Utara Malaysia (SIFE UUM)

Management Society, School of Management, USM

SIFE UUM

BASED IN

BASED IN

BASED IN

Sintok, UUM

Penang

Sintok, Kedah

VOLUNTEERS INVOLVED

VOLUNTEERS INVOLVED

VOLUNTEERS INVOLVED

10 people

200 people

35 people

STATUS OF PROJECT

STATUS OF PROJECT

STATUS OF PROJECT

Ongoing

Planning

Ongoing.

RESULTS

RESULTS

RESULTS

N/A

N/A

Thus far, the participants saw an increase in profits, from RM200 to RM1000, a total of 400% increasement.


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YOUTH PROGRAMMES, OGRA GRAM AMM AMM MES, ME ES, CAMPS, WORK WORKSHOPS KSH KS HO OP O PS PROJECT 40

REMOVING URBAN POVERTY

PROJECT 41

YOUTH JAM’11

PROJECT 42

MYBYON NETBRAINSTORMING SESSIONS

WEBSITE N/A

WEBSITE

WEBSITE

www.penangyouths.com/p/youth-jam11.html

www.facebook.com/pages/Malaysian-BorneoYouth-Network

DESCRIPTION

DESCRIPTION

DESCRIPTION

The main focus of this project is to remove urban poverty by empowering women into entrepreneurship and small business.

A platform for the young people to expand their knowledge and skills in entrepreneurship, technology, entertainment, arts and creativity.

A networking and brainstorming session, with emphasis on using youth-led projects to solve major socio-economic problems in Sabah and Sarawak.

PROJECT LEADER

PROJECT LEADER

PROJECT LEADER

Md.Abdullah Al Fahad

Jazz Tan

Alexander Gunjau Fowler (Overall), Phoebe Balan (Kuching sessions)

NAME OF ORGANIZATION

NAME OF ORGANIZATION

NAME OF ORGANIZATION

SIFE IIUM

Jazzada Solution a.k.a PenangYouths. com

Malaysian Borneo Youth Network (MyBYON)

BASED IN

BASED IN

BASED IN

International Islamic University Malaysia

Penang, Malaysia

Sabah and Sarawak, as well as online.

VOLUNTEERS INVOLVED

VOLUNTEERS INVOLVED

VOLUNTEERS INVOLVED

N/A

150 people

3 people

STATUS OF PROJECT

STATUS OF PROJECT

STATUS OF PROJECT

Ongoing.

Ongoing

Ongoing.

RESULTS

RESULTS

RESULTS

N/A

N/A

Proposals for youth-led projects that addresses the issues discussed.


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PROJECT 45

EYE (EMPOWERING YOUTH ENDEAVORS) PROJECT

AFS MELAKA

MALAYSIAN ASPIRATION PROGRAM

WEBSITE eyeproject.co

WEBSITE www.facebook.com/group. php?gid=62468467592

WEBSITE www.malaysianaspiration.com

DESCRIPTION

DESCRIPTION

DESCRIPTION

Develop and manage youth programs and initiatives in matching corporate interests and programs using exceptional content development solutions.

A platform to promote high school inter-culture exhange programs in Melacca.

PROJECT LEADER Dexter Yin

A detailed program with various initiatives that is intellectually themed. It serves as a platform in unifying Malaysian students through debate, dialogue sessions with politicial and corporate leaders and forums. More importantly, MAP aims to nurture future Malaysian leaders to be critical-minded . These leaders will then move on and form a strategic networks across the globe.

NAME OF ORGANIZATION

PROJECT LEADER

Antarabudaya Malaysia

Gajanayagam Jeyasundram

PROJECT LEADER Chris Tock & Mohd Reza

NAME OF ORGANIZATION SEC (Student Engagement Center)

BASED IN Kuala Lumpur

NAME OF ORGANIZATION BASED IN Melaka

VOLUNTEERS INVOLVED Affiliates from Young Corporate Malaysians as well as the students.

Malaysian Aspiration Program (MAP), MASCA Victoria BASED IN Melbourne, Australia

VOLUNTEERS INVOLVED 20 people

STATUS OF PROJECT

VOLUNTEERS INVOLVED

Ongoing

STATUS OF PROJECT Ongoing

50 people

RESULTS

RESULTS

STATUS OF PROJECT

Even though the project is in its development phase, the reaction from stakeholders are very positive.

Increasing awareness as well as crosscultural understanding.

Ongoing. RESULTS The importance of understanding issues afflicting Malaysia is increasing, as are the participants of the events and students from all over Australia are coming to organise and attend a national-level summit.


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PELTAC 2010 PROFESSIONAL, ENGINEERING, LEADERSHIP, TEAMWORK AND AWARENESS CAMP 2010

WEBSITE

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ACTION FOR YOUTH IN MILLENIUM DEVELOPMENT GOALS MALAYSIA

WEBSITE www.utm.my/group/peltac/

WEBSITE mpcsimun.blogspot.com

DESCRIPTION

DESCRIPTION

DESCRIPTION

A 7 days Professional Development project that focuses on skills for self development, project management, problem solving and conflict management. After the 7 day workshop, participants are given a gap of 5 days to create a strategy for a task they have to complete.

PELTAC is an annual, 6 day motivation camp held since 1988. The objective of the camp is to instill five qualities into the participants: Professional, Engineering, Leadership, Teamwork and Awareness.

This project aims to educate youths on four millenium development goals and how they can achieve these goals for Malaysia.

PROJECT LEADER Shannon Chow & Michelle Yong

PROJECT LEADER Ling Ting Yi

PROJECT LEADER Afiq Rosli

NAME OF ORGANIZATION

NAME OF ORGANIZATION

NAME OF ORGANIZATION

Rotaract Club of Taylor’s & Rotaract Club of Pudu (joint collaboration of this event)

Society of Manufacturing Engineers Student Chapter S227

Mara Institution of Seri Iskandar Model United Nation (MISIMUN)

BASED IN University Based club. Under Rotaract International nonprofit Youth Organisation

BASED IN Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), Johor Bahru

BASED IN Perak , Kuala Lumpur

VOLUNTEERS INVOLVED 80 people

VOLUNTEERS INVOLVED 39 people

VOLUNTEERS INVOLVED 60 people

STATUS OF PROJECT Planning

STATUS OF PROJECT Completed (2010), Planning (2012)

STATUS OF PROJECT Planning

RESULTS

RESULTS

RESULTS

Participants will gain valuable skills for management and even skills to deal with pressure, all of which are valuable in the working world.

In 2010, 89 participants benefited from the camp, and over the course of the decade, more than 1000 youths have been impacted.

N/A

www.rotarypudu.org.my www.rotaract-tu.blogspot.com


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CHOW KIT KITA

YOUTHINKS

GLOBAL ARM CAMPAIGN

WEBSITE www.facebook.com/ChowKitKita

WEBSITE

WEBSITE

www.facebook.com/pages/YOUTHinks

www.yim.my/AYFIC2011/index. cfm?&menuid=91

DESCRIPTION

DESCRIPTION

DESCRIPTION

Chow Kit Kita is a community mapping project by teens for teens of Chow Kit, to highlight the wonders of everyday life in Chow Kit from the eyes of teenagers

A Facebook survey experiment that aims to find the Malaysian youth perception towards Malaysian economy, politics, and other social issues. business.

A platform to empower, inspire and build the capacity of youths to create positive social impacts, using various training and coaching techniques. The platform advocate individuals to form teams of 5 to impact their local communities through events and projects.

PROJECT LEADER LEW PIK-SVONN

PROJECT LEADER Dr Lateef @ Steven Krauss

PROJECT LEADER Elaine Loo

NAME OF ORGANIZATION Chow Kit Kita

NAME OF ORGANIZATION Institut Sains Sosial

NAME OF ORGANIZATION Global Arm

BASED IN Chow Kit

BASED IN Universiti Putra Malaysia

BASED IN Malaysia

VOLUNTEERS INVOLVED 250 people

VOLUNTEERS INVOLVED 50 people

VOLUNTEERS INVOLVED N/A

STATUS OF PROJECT Ongoing.

STATUS OF PROJECT

STATUS OF PROJECT

Ongoing.

Ongoing

RESULTS

RESULTS

RESULTS

Pesta Chow Kit Kita (Phase 1) was attended by over 400 members of the community and 10 major local media. After Phase 1, 100% of teenagers from Phase 1 responded that this project has made them proud to live in Chow Kit and has given them greater self confidence.

The aim is to receive 100 respondents, and after the data has been analyzed, release the findings to the local media.

The campaign is expected to impact more than 500 youths, who will then impact their local communities.


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MASCA INSPIRES

THE ZEITGEIST MOVEMENT

GROOMING THE INDIGINEOUS COMMUNITY TOGETHER

WEBSITE mascavictoria.com

WEBSITE www.thezeitgeistmovement.com www.thevenusproject.com www.zeitgeistmovie.com www.blogtalkradio.com/peter-joseph

WEBSITE N/A

DESCRIPTION MASCA Inspires is a branch of MASCA Victoria, aimed at getting more Malaysian students involved in participating in community projects and contributing to underprivileged youth and children in both Australia and Malaysia.

DESCRIPTION The Zeitgeist Movement is an activist arm for The Venus Project - which presents a bold, new direction for humanity that entails nothing less than the total redesign of our culture.

DESCRIPTION Under the umbrella of Red Ribbons are three projects to help the aboriginal people in Pahang: U Choose Project, which is to expose the rural people to a higher level of education, Health is Wealth Project, which is to improve the health among the people and Education for Life Project, which is to teach basic knowledge and build an education institute in the area.

PROJECT LEADER Razeef Mohd

PROJECT LEADER Peter Joseph

PROJECT LEADER Kamariah Kamaruddin, Farah Nadiah Harith

NAME OF ORGANIZATION MASCA Inspires

NAME OF ORGANIZATION Zeitgeist Movement – Malaysia

NAME OF ORGANIZATION SIFE UNITEN

BASED IN Melbourne, Australia

BASED IN Malaysia

BASED IN Putrajaya

VOLUNTEERS INVOLVED 30 people

VOLUNTEERS INVOLVED N/A

VOLUNTEERS INVOLVED 30 people

STATUS OF PROJECT Planning

STATUS OF PROJECT Ongoing

STATUS OF PROJECT Ongoing

RESULTS

RESULTS

RESULTS

N/A

N/A

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PROJECT 56

TEENS IN ENVIRONMENT CORPORATION (TIEC)

INTI GOES GREEN!

WEBSITE

WEBSITE greenknightsinti.blogspot.com

www.facebook.com/pages/TiEC-Teens-inEnvironment-Corporation

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THE GREEN STATEMENT, ECO-FASHION SHOW WEBSITE http://www.facebook.com/ ECOfashionshow2011

DESCRIPTION

DESCRIPTION

DESCRIPTION

An environmental entrepreneurship initiative involving secondary school students in Perak, with two categories involving waste-material products and community business.

An initiative to push for more sustainable campus policies and create a greener university.

A fashion show to increase awareness on global warming and the pollution created by the fashion industry, as well as to promote eco-friendly clothing.

PROJECT LEADER

PROJECT LEADER

PROJECT LEADER

Mohd Syahiruddin Bin Khirrul Anuar

Chris Yong Mun Hong

Teh Teng Yew

NAME OF ORGANIZATION

NAME OF ORGANIZATION

NAME OF ORGANIZATION

Student In Free Enteprise (SIFE)

Green Knights

The Green Statement

BASED IN Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS (UTP)

BASED IN INTI International University

BASED IN Kuala Lumpur

VOLUNTEERS INVOLVED

VOLUNTEERS INVOLVED

VOLUNTEERS INVOLVED

20 people

7 people

20 people

STATUS OF PROJECT Ongoing.

STATUS OF PROJECT Ongoing

STATUS OF PROJECT Completed

RESULTS

RESULTS

RESULTS

152 participants created 19 waste material products to be sold, with profits going to help needy societies monthly.

All campus vendors are banned from using polystyrene-based products.

So far, 5 fashion designers have created more than 50 eco-friendly clothing for the show.


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YOUTH ENERGY SQUAD

LIKEATREE

ORGANIC WASTE DIVERSION

WEBSITE

WEBSITE www.yim.my/AYFIC2011

WEBSITE

DESCRIPTION

DESCRIPTION

DESCRIPTION

An ongoing project to increase awareness about renewable and efficient energy, with emphasis on training and workshop-based programmes.

An initiative to promote sustainable living by mimicking how a tree lives: by producing our own food, recycling our byproducts and turn waste into something useful.

The project aims to recycle three types of organic waste: food, yard and wood-based into compost and clean, green biogas.

PROJECT LEADER

PROJECT LEADER

PROJECT LEADER

Lim Gene-Harn

Muhammad Ibnur Rashad

Jaron Keng

NAME OF ORGANIZATION

NAME OF ORGANIZATION

NAME OF ORGANIZATION

AIESEC

LikeATree

OWD

BASED IN USM

BASED IN Kuala Lumpur

BASED IN Kuala Lumpur

VOLUNTEERS INVOLVED 11 people

VOLUNTEERS INVOLVED 12 people

VOLUNTEERS INVOLVED 35 people

STATUS OF PROJECT Ongoing

STATUS OF PROJECT Ongoing

STATUS OF PROJECT Ongoing.

RESULTS

RESULTS

RESULTS

Educated more than 2000 students on renewable and efficient energy.

Aims to plant 111,111 trees in ASEAN by 11.11.11, as well as adopt 3 schools to start Eco-Innovation programmes by September 2011.

60% of the campus (University of Malaya) is now practicing waste diversion to achieve the goal of ‘Zero Waste’.

www.facebook.com/pages/ YES-Youth-Energy-Squad

www.facebook.com/group. php?gid=97658318514&v=wall


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PROJECT 63

CLIMATE REFUGEE CAMP ACTION

STEM GEMS

PROJECT EMBRACE

WEBSITE http://mycjn.org/blog/

WEBSITE www.raleighinternational.org.my

WEBSITE N/A

DESCRIPTION

DESCRIPTION

DESCRIPTION

A campaign to increase awareness on humanitarian impacts of climate change during FRIM’s Green Day Celebration.

A platform that uses Permaculture as a sustainable and alternative lifestyle for youths in marginalised communities, as well as an educational platform where they can share experiences and knowledge.

PROJECT LEADER Not relevant - it was a collaborative effort

PROJECT LEADER Koong Hui Yein

Project Embrace aims to sustain the environment by promoting recycling and at the same time imbue proper waste disposal habits in our country using a points system: recycle and dispose of waste properly to get ‘green points’, which are redeemable for prizes.

NAME OF ORGANIZATION

NAME OF ORGANIZATION

PROJECT LEADER

Malaysian Youth Climate Justice Network

Raleigh

Jovian Joris Tan Chen Chiern

BASED IN Online

BASED IN Kuala Lumpur

NAME OF ORGANIZATION Excalibur

VOLUNTEERS INVOLVED 3 people

VOLUNTEERS INVOLVED 10 people

BASED IN Universiti Teknologi Malaysia

STATUS OF PROJECT Completed.

STATUS OF PROJECT Planning

VOLUNTEERS INVOLVED

RESULTS More than 100 people came to be educated about climate change.

RESULTS A group of 10 people will begin the project, and from them, spiral out, impacting more people.

STATUS OF PROJECT Planning


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THE EARTH CHARTER INITIATIVE

STEP--SAVE THE ENVIRONMENT, PEOPLE!

KENAF PROJECT

WEBSITE N/A

WEBSITE projectstep.blogspot.com

WEBSITE N/A

DESCRIPTION

DESCRIPTION

DESCRIPTION

Project Embrace aims to sustain the environment by promoting recycling and at the same time imbue proper waste disposal habits in our country using a points system: recycle and dispose of waste properly to get ‘green points’, which are redeemable for prizes.

An environmental initiative by AISEC that aims to create awareness on environmental issues among the youth by providing information and knowledge in educational workshops in schools, and then empowering them to solve the issues.

An initiative to use plant waste from the kenaf plant as animal feed, thus reducing the cost of farmers feeding their livestock while giving the livestock great nutritional value and to provide alternative, environmentally friendly animal feed.

PROJECT LEADER Jovian Joris Tan Chen Chiern

PROJECT LEADER Lee Wei Loon

PROJECT LEADER Md.Abdullah Al Fahad

NAME OF ORGANIZATION

NAME OF ORGANIZATION

Excalibur

AIESEC in UTM--STEP Project Team

NAME OF ORGANIZATION SIFE IIUM

BASED IN Universiti Teknologi Malaysia

BASED IN UTM Skudai, Johor

BASED IN

VOLUNTEERS INVOLVED N/A

VOLUNTEERS INVOLVED 15 people

STATUS OF PROJECT Planning

VOLUNTEERS INVOLVED AIESEC Members, and International university students from all over the world under AIESEC Global Internship Programme, UTM Students

RESULTS N/A

STATUS OF PROJECT Ongoing

STATUS OF PROJECT Ongoing.

RESULTS Last year, about 3000 youths participated in STEP, while so far this year,1700 students were impacted.

RESULTS N/A

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PROJECT 68

PROJECT 69

CREATING AWARENESS ON CLIMATE CHANGE AND HIV/AIDS

SECOND LANGUAGE PROGRAMME

UTP UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH PROGRAM

WEBSITE ecyg.wikispaces.com/ABC4All

WEBSITE www.fhassan.com

WEBSITE urpconference.blogspot.com

DESCRIPTION

DESCRIPTION

DESCRIPTION

A platform for youths to contribute in the upcoming Climate Change events in Durban COP16, as well as to meet MDGs in Malaysia.

A programme to improve English proficiency and to instill soft skills in rural and marginalised urban areas throughout Malaysia.

This program is aimed to provide undergraduate students in Universiti Teknologi Petronas (UTP) a platform for innovation and to get hands-on research experience.

PROJECT LEADER Ntiokam,Divine

PROJECT LEADER Faisal Hassan

PROJECT LEADER Yuhendri Kurniawan

NAME OF ORGANIZATION The Earth Charter Initiative/A Better Community For All (ABC4All)

NAME OF ORGANIZATION

NAME OF ORGANIZATION

Coruscate Solutions

Innovation & Design Club

BASED IN

BASED IN

BASED IN

Costa Rica/USA as head Offices but with branches across the globe

Shah Alam

Universiti Teknologi Petronas

VOLUNTEERS INVOLVED 900 people

VOLUNTEERS INVOLVED 50 people

VOLUNTEERS INVOLVED 45 people

STATUS OF PROJECT Planning.

STATUS OF PROJECT Ongoing

STATUS OF PROJECT Ongoing

RESULTS N/A

RESULTS Inspired more than 2000 students, some of whom have since become entrepreneurs, and leaders in their own school and community.

RESULTS N/A


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MEDIA M MED EDIA A PROJECT 70

PROJECT 71

PROJECT 72

MALAYSIA STUDENT COUNCIL ASSOCIATION

INTI STUDENT ACADEMIC CONFERENCE 2011

PROJECT ONE & ONLY

WEBSITE N/A

WEBSITE www.facebook.com/isac2011

WEBSITE projectoel.com

DESCRIPTION

DESCRIPTION

DESCRIPTION

A platform to gather student councils from universities nationwide to create a bigger impact on the development of the country.

A conference held in Inti International College, Penang, open to all youths, which acts as a platform for them to voice their thoughts and ideas, especially in the area of youth development.

Searching for Malaysia’s Youth Ambassador.

PROJECT LEADER Tan Jing Shen (Jason)

PROJECT LEADER Tjoek Lim Shang Yi

PROJECT LEADER QuaChee

NAME OF ORGANIZATION

NAME OF ORGANIZATION

University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus Student Association

Inti International College Penang Laurette

BASED IN

BASED IN

BASED IN

Semenyih, Selangor

Inti International College Penang

PJ

VOLUNTEERS INVOLVED 12 people

VOLUNTEERS INVOLVED 30 people

VOLUNTEERS INVOLVED 30 people

STATUS OF PROJECT Ongoing.

STATUS OF PROJECT Ongoing

STATUS OF PROJECT Ongoing

RESULTS N/A

RESULTS At the end of the conference, a report will be compiled and a copy sent to any parties that wants it, thus benefiting youths all over the country.

RESULTS Found 6 finalists from 33000 participants and raised more than RM1000 through an online auction.

NAME OF ORGANIZATION Eleven Angles


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PROJECT 75

50+1 MALAYSIA

THE BIG BIBIK & THE LITTLE NYONYAS

BATIK INSPIRATIONS BOOK

WEBSITE quachee.com

WEBSITE quachee.com

WEBSITE quachee.com

DESCRIPTION

DESCRIPTION

DESCRIPTION

A travel guidebook about Malaysia for both Malaysians & foreigners to appreciate the beauty & positive things about the country.

A webseries to showcase Malaysia and Singapore’s Baba Nyonya culture in a fun & entertaining way.

A showcase of beautiful batik designs in a coffee table book.

PROJECT LEADER QuaChee

PROJECT LEADER QuaChee

PROJECT LEADER QuaChee

NAME OF ORGANIZATION

NAME OF ORGANIZATION

NAME OF ORGANIZATION

Quachee Sdn Bhd

Quachee Sdn Bhd

Quachee Sdn Bhd

BASED IN

BASED IN

BASED IN

PJ

Singapore

PJ

VOLUNTEERS INVOLVED

VOLUNTEERS INVOLVED

VOLUNTEERS INVOLVED

200 people

15 people

20 people

STATUS OF PROJECT

STATUS OF PROJECT

STATUS OF PROJECT

Completed

Completed

Completed

RESULTS

RESULTS

RESULTS

More than 200 photos and writeups by the public and even local celebrities. The project has reminded many about the positive and lovable traits of our country.

The series garnered more than 35000 views on YouTube and has created an awareness about the Peranakan or Baba Nyoya culture.

The book is sold across Asia, creating a regional awareness about the beauty of batik as well as Malaysia.


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HEALTH PROJECT 76

PROJECT 77

PROJECT 78

I’M SINGLES - 100 SONGS IN 1 ALBUM

SCB LIVING WITH HIV/AIDS PROGRAM

RED RIBBONS UM

WEBSITE quachee.com

WEBSITE N/A

WEBSITE redribbonsum.blogspot.com

DESCRIPTION

DESCRIPTION

DESCRIPTION

100 Malaysian indie songs in one album.

Raising awareness among high school students and young adults in regards to HIV/AIDS prevention.

A project to increase awareness among youths about HIV/AIDS with workshops and street booths.

PROJECT LEADER Mohd Ridzuan Amdan

PROJECT LEADER Tina Carmillia

NAME OF ORGANIZATION

NAME OF ORGANIZATION

Demoplanet TV, Pentas Aksi and Space Tourism Society Malaysia

AIESEC Malaysia

BASED IN

BASED IN

Malaysia

Malaysia

VOLUNTEERS INVOLVED

VOLUNTEERS INVOLVED

5 people

250 people

STATUS OF PROJECT

STATUS OF PROJECT

Ongoing

Ongoing

RESULTS

RESULTS

The project is aimed to create an awareness about the music scene in Malaysia at the grassroots level.

Within 8 months, this project has reached 20000 people.

PROJECT LEADER Awatif Abdul Ghapar

NAME OF ORGANIZATION AIESEC University of Malaya

BASED IN University of Malaya VOLUNTEERS INVOLVED 35 people STATUS OF PROJECT Ongoing RESULTS 3900 youths have been impacted through 80 activities since July 2010.


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VIRTUAL HEALTH CONNECT

HEALTH3

WEBSITE

WEBSITE

sites.google.com/site/ooikengsiang/projects/ virtual-health-connect

ooiks.com/blog/imagine-cup/introducing-teamcyber-knightz-from-malaysia

DESCRIPTION

DESCRIPTION

DESCRIPTION

Jukti aims to make healthcare more accessible to everyone in Bangladesh, particularly people living in remote areas, using modern technology like video conferencing for doctors to diagnose patients remotely.

Virtual Health Connect (VHC) keeps track of children’s immunization schedules automatically and sends SMS reminders to parents before a scheduled vaccination is due in order to reduce the mortality rate of children under the age of five. The medical background of a child can also be kept in its databases.

Health3 is a customizable software application designed to improve the health of a cancer patient focusing on three important factors, which are the well-being, medication and emotional support.

WEBSITE juktiinitiative.com/index.html

PROJECT LEADER Kashfia Rahman/Naureen Anwar/Sadia Afreen

PROJECT LEADER Tan Jit Ren

PROJECT LEADER Jasy Liew Suet Yan

NAME OF ORGANIZATION

NAME OF ORGANIZATION Team Cyber Knightz

Jukti

NAME OF ORGANIZATION Team Cosmic

BASED IN Dhaka, Bangladesh

BASED IN Pulau Pinang

BASED IN Kuala Lumpur

VOLUNTEERS INVOLVED 33 people

VOLUNTEERS INVOLVED 96 people

VOLUNTEERS INVOLVED 6 people

STATUS OF PROJECT Ongoing.

STATUS OF PROJECT Ongoing

STATUS OF PROJECT Ongoing

RESULTS Only the pilot project has been completed, but more than 100 patients have been given specialised consultancy.

RESULTS 71.43% out of 56 respondents strongly agree that sms reminders will help them better remember. With the same sample size, 42.86% responded that they would be happy to subscribe to VHC.

RESULTS N/A


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PROJECT 83

FIESTA MALAYSIA

WTW(WALK THE WORLD)

WEBSITE www.facebook.com/FiestaMalaysia mascavictoria.com/tag/fiesta-malaysia/

WEBSITE aiesecutm.org

DESCRIPTION

DESCRIPTION

An annual cultural event used as a platform to introduce Malaysian students to the local Australian communities and vice versa, as well as to nurture future leaders.

Cultural Understanding

PROJECT LEADER Dayang Norfarehan Abang Drahman

PROJECT LEADER Kathryn

NAME OF ORGANIZATION

NAME OF ORGANIZATION

Fiesta Malaysia, MASCA Victoria

AIESEC UTM

BASED IN Melbourne, Australia

BASED IN UTM, Skudai

VOLUNTEERS INVOLVED 100 people

VOLUNTEERS INVOLVED N/A

STATUS OF PROJECT Ongoing

STATUS OF PROJECT Ongoing

RESULTS The event has fostered better ties between Australia and Malaysia.

RESULTS N/A

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PROJECT 85

PROJECT 86

LORONG SENI PUTRAJAYA - SENI KE PUTRA ( ARTS ALLEY )

TEDXYOUTH@KL

TEDXGURNEYDRIVE

WEBSITE yusrikabinbahar.blogspot.com

WEBSITE www.tedxkl.com www.facebook.com/TEDxKL

WEBSITE www.facebook.com/TEDxGurneyDrive TEDxGurneyDrive.wordpress.com

DESCRIPTION

DESCRIPTION

DESCRIPTION

An exhibition held monthly in Putrajaya that emphasises on art, culture and literature that are completed by the youth.

A part of a series of global TEDx events, to be held in conjuction with TEDxYouthDay and Universal Children’s Day.

TED, a global conference, made its first appearance in Penang, Malaysia.

PROJECT LEADER Yusrika Bin Bahar

PROJECT LEADER Prashun Kumar Choudhury

PROJECT LEADER TEDx

NAME OF ORGANIZATION Kelab Belia Tenaga Putrajaya

NAME OF ORGANIZATION TEDx

NAME OF ORGANIZATION Penang

BASED IN

BASED IN

BASED IN

PKRM Putrajaya, Menara KBS, Presint 4, Putrajaya

United States

Kuala Lumpur

VOLUNTEERS INVOLVED

VOLUNTEERS INVOLVED

VOLUNTEERS INVOLVED

200 people

12 people

11 people

STATUS OF PROJECT

STATUS OF PROJECT

STATUS OF PROJECT

Ongoing.

Planning.

Ongoing

RESULTS

RESULTS

RESULTS

The project is slowly transforming problematic youths from KTMP (Kaki Theater Muda Putrajaya) into professionals and artists in their own right.

So far, 300 youths have already been impacted, more than half of the targeted number which is 500.

Very good response, with many looking forward to the next one.


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PROJECT 88

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CHILDREN PROVISION CHARITY (CHILD-PRO)

PEDAL AWAY POLIO

ALSA INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE 2012

WEBSITE www.utp.edu.my

WEBSITE www.rotaryusj.org

WEBSITE www.alsamalaysia.org www.alsa-intl.net

DESCRIPTION

DESCRIPTION

DESCRIPTION

A fundraiser, with profits going to needy children as well as homes all over the country.

A fund-raising cycling expedition, every dollar going towards the Rotary International PolioPlus Fund which is dedicated to eradicate polio globally through immunisations.

PROJECT LEADER Cheng Lee Chon

PROJECT LEADER Claire Kok

A conference held annually that sees law students from every ALSA country attending. The attendees will discuss and analyze significant legal academic issues emerging in the world, with special emphasis on Asian countries. Symposiums and workshops will be held to expose students to the laws of other countries as well as expose them to other cultures.

NAME OF ORGANIZATION Department of Management and Humanities

NAME OF ORGANIZATION Rotaract Club

PROJECT LEADER Ng Zheng Hui (Charlie)

BASED IN

BASED IN

NAME OF ORGANIZATION

Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS

Subang Jaya

Asian Law Students’ Association (Alsa)

VOLUNTEERS INVOLVED

VOLUNTEERS INVOLVED

BASED IN

276 people

40 people

Asian countries

STATUS OF PROJECT

STATUS OF PROJECT

VOLUNTEERS INVOLVED

Completed (2010), Ongoing (2011), Planning (2012).

Ongoing

100 people

RESULTS

RESULTS

STATUS OF PROJECT

A total of RM55706 worth of donations were collected and was distributed to all beneficiaries of Child-Pro.

More than 100 cyclists participated in the fundraiser.

Ongoing RESULTS Students will be more responsive to economic, social and environmental development in their respective communities, and will thus contribute more effectively. Moreover, the project would strengthen rapport within legal fraternity across Asian Countries as well as encourage future collaborations among the countries.


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PROJECT 92

JOG FOR HOPE 2011

THINKLAB© DESIGN CONFERENCES

WEBSITE www.facebook.com/jogforhope jogforhope.wordpress.com

WEBSITE

WEBSITE

www.facebook.com/pages/thinklab

www.utm.my

DESCRIPTION A jogathon to raise money for a charities, held annually since 2009.

DESCRIPTION A series of 5 conferences held over the past two years that created a platform for design students and professions to share ideas and discuss issues involving economics, environment, and more from a design perspective.

DESCRIPTION Raising funds as well as finding sponsors for good to impact one family during the month of Ramadhan.

PROJECT LEADER Michelle Tan

PROJECT LEADER Nur Farah binti Zainudin

NAME OF ORGANIZATION thinklab©

NAME OF ORGANIZATION DH5b1 & DH5C

PROJECT LEADER Kelly Lim NAME OF ORGANIZATION Taylor’s College Sri Hartamas BASED IN Plaza Damas, Sri Hartamas, Kuala Lumpur VOLUNTEERS INVOLVED N/A STATUS OF PROJECT Ongoing.

BASED IN Kuala Lumpur (Art Galleries, Museums etc)

ONE HOPE ONE LOVE

BASED IN Univeriti Teknologi MARA

VOLUNTEERS INVOLVED 17 people STATUS OF PROJECT Ongoing

VOLUNTEERS INVOLVED 24 people

RESULTS

RESULTS

STATUS OF PROJECT

This year’s proceeds will go to PT Foundation and Malaysian Nature Society, previous years raised a total of RM41000.

700 past participants joined a programme called Agents of Change, a platform allows designers of all fields and status to come together and form possible collaborations and projects that would further transform our local design industry.

Completed RESULTS Impacted that one family and also the students who helped by exposing them to a harsher reality.


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HUMANITARIAN N & SPORTS PROJECT 93

PROJECT KALSOM

PROJECT 94

L.O.V.E.

PROJECT 95

MASCA VICTORIA SPORTS

(LIFTING OTHERS THROUGH VOLUNTEER ENGAGEMENT) WEBSITE www.project-kalsom.com

DESCRIPTION A motivational camp organised Form Four students (sixteen-yearold students) from less fortunate backgroundsto improve their English. Malaysian facilitators from all over the globe have joined this project to provide information about careers and scholarships, share study tips.

WEBSITE www.facebook.com/AIESECglobal

WEBSITE mascavictoria.com

DESCRIPTION

DESCRIPTION

L.O.V.E. is a 1-stop Volunteer Center which connects youths to established local and international NGOs to champion social-economic issues and thus help creating a loving and caring community.

A society that organises sports events, conceptualised in 2010 to increase sports participation among Malaysian students, as well to form strategic networks with Australian students to benefit Malaysian sports in the future.

PROJECT LEADER Wilson Beh Wei Chean

PROJECT LEADER Wan Syabil Aqwa

NAME OF ORGANIZATION AIESEC

NAME OF ORGANIZATION MASCA Victoria Sports

BASED IN

BASED IN

PROJECT LEADER

NAME OF ORGANIZATION Kelab Kalsom BASED IN

Melbourne, Australia

United Kingdom VOLUNTEERS INVOLVED 500 people

VOLUNTEERS INVOLVED 100 people

STATUS OF PROJECT

STATUS OF PROJECT

STATUS OF PROJECT

Ongoing

Ongoing

Ongoing

RESULTS

RESULTS

500 youths became volunteers to NGOs and other projects and educated 5000 youths on volunteer work.

Sports participation have spiked since the realisation of the platform, and many strategic networks have been formed that will benefit Malaysia in the future.

VOLUNTEERS INVOLVED 60 people

RESULTS


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PROJECT 97

PROJECT 98

PROJECT ONE & ONLY

GILGIT BALTISTAN VOLUNTEER MOVEMENT

LEO CLUB (OMEGA)

WEBSITE asdafperkim.blogspot.com

WEBSITE

WEBSITE

www.facebook.com/pages/Gilgit-BaltistanVolunteer-Movement

www.facebook.com/BerjayaUCHMetro

DESCRIPTION

DESCRIPTION

Working closely with orphans from PERKIM Cawang Asrama Darul Falah home to help them cope with past traumas and to help them develop skills needed for their future.

The society aims to mobilize volunteers for the purpose of humanitarian assistance during natural disasters, with emphasis on the Gilgit-Baltistan region, as well as to educate communities on basic first aid training.

Leo club is a worldwide nongovernmental organization, with emphasis on providing youth with opportunities for development and contribution.

PROJECT LEADER Megat Muhammed Farris

PROJECT LEADER Khurshid Ahmed Jan/ Kamil Jan

PROJECT LEADER Teoh Chia Chia

NAME OF ORGANIZATION PERKIM Cawang Asrama Darul Falah

NAME OF ORGANIZATION

NAME OF ORGANIZATION

GBVM

Leo Club of Berjaya UCH Metro (O)

BASED IN

BASED IN

Gilgit Baltistan, Pakistan

Berjaya University College of Hospitality

VOLUNTEERS INVOLVED 47 people

VOLUNTEERS INVOLVED 400 people

VOLUNTEERS INVOLVED 22 people

STATUS OF PROJECT

STATUS OF PROJECT Ongoing

STATUS OF PROJECT Ongoing

RESULTS

RESULTS

3000kg worth of food items and a million USD worth of medical supplies were distributed to government hospitals in Gilgit-Baltistan. More than 400 volunteers are ready to react in the event of another disaster.

N/A

DESCRIPTION

BASED IN Bukit Persekutuan (Federal Hill) Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Ongoing. RESULTS 3000kg worth of food items and a million USD worth of medical supplies were distributed to government hospitals in Gilgit-Baltistan. More than 400 volunteers are ready to react in the event of another disaster.


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PROJECT 99

PROJECT 100

ROVER’S SERVICE MOVEMENT

PESTA HOKI USM PENANG INTERNATIONAL

WEBSITE htroverh.50webs.com/about.htm

WEBSITE www.usm.my/pestahoki

DESCRIPTION

DESCRIPTION

A society that emphasizes on community service, doing more than 25 projects every year.

The largest field hockey carnival in the Asia Pacific region. Now in its 38th year, PHI continues to build and improve the quality of the game as well as increase international participation.

PROJECT LEADER Projects are led by different members

PROJECT LEADER Bushan Radhiburman Mathavan

NAME OF ORGANIZATION

NAME OF ORGANIZATION

ROVER ‘H’ Petaling Sea & Land Scout Crew (The Scout Movement)

Pesta Hoki USM-Penang International

PLACE OF BASE

BASED IN

Damansara kim

Universiti Sains Malaysia

VOLUNTEERS INVOLVED 6 people

VOLUNTEERS INVOLVED 210 people

STATUS OF PROJECT Ongoing

STATUS OF PROJECT Ongoing

RESULTS

RESULTS

Character building among members, and to teach them the value of community service.

More than 350 people came to cheer on 300 teams.

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QUOTES Q QU UO U OT O T ON IDENTITY

A note for the future. While age and experience may at times threaten to tamper with one’s idealism, never allow the youthful spirit for positive change that defines your leadership to ever dissipate. Remember yourself as you are today - full of ideas, exuberance and passion to make this country better for all Malaysians - and do justice to that person. For ultimately, if you do right by yourself, then you would have contributed more to your community and your country than you could have imagined. Yang Berhormat Khairy Jamaluddin, Barisan National Youth Leader

ON YOUTH DEVELOPMENT See youth development as one of the key element in nation building. Make it an effort in global movements to embrace and empower the talents of youths. Alex Teoh, President of SeGi Morning Business Club


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ON EDUCATION

“Educate and enable. Don’t just grow your database for marketing purposes.” Christopher Tock, President of Young Corporate Malaysians, student of Imperial College, London

“I want to see the society being educated and responsible towards their country and the world. An understanding of culture, race, demography and background to be established through education so that ignorance on current issues will be curbed.” Shannon Chow, President of Rotaract Club

“Better education to uplift the gap between the rural and the urban.” Muhamad Razif Nasruddin, President of Thinklab, Student of University MARA Technology

“Youths need critical thinking; they rely on textbooks too much. It is time the focus on the ability to think critically be emphasized as much as academics.” Gan Chun Wah, President of Quan Chong Hua

“Youths need a better education. As of now, students who have graduated with a degree can’t even perform well and conceptualize good ideas. We don’t need spoon-feeders as teachers; we need people who can equip students with the hard and soft skills necessary to survive in the working world. We need teachers who can help students to think critically.” Jonathan Chu, Student Advisor of Student Council, Editor-in-Chief of The Hailer Magazine,

“There should be a revamp in our education system. Take a hard look on theoretical knowledge versus practical implementation.” Jolene Sim Hui Cheng, Student Ambassador of Taylor’s University College

“I want to see that youths are educated on and exposed to soft skills of navigating the increasingly complex and globalized world. I also want to see youths being trained with intellectual skills, rather than just mechanical skills.” Cafrey Ma, President of AIESECQuan Chong Hua


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ON PLATFORMS

“[We need] a single youth platform that provides a conducive environment for youths to voice out their opinions and thoughts freely without topic restriction, regardless of race, religion or power status.”

ON LISTENING

“Listen, listen, listen. They have got to be sincere enough to what we have to say. Our voices are not heard.” Michelle Tan Mei Theng, President of Student Council of KBU College

Tan Chin Teck, President of Malaysian Accounting Students Convention, Student of University Malaya

“The Government should provide more platforms for people to stand up and voice out their opinions. This is a great way for the government to know what is happening in the country.” Bernard Eng, Student of University Kebangsaan Malaysia

“Listen. Stop being so obsessed about yourselves. Stop saying what others should do or how others should respond. Instead, listen and help.” Jonathan Chu, Student Advisor of Student Council, Editor-in-Chief of The Hailer Magazine, Student of Life College

“Hear us! Never underestimate us!” “We need a good platform for all countries to work together and collaborate to develop all nations.” Ganesan Palaniappan, President of Malaysian Society of the College (RCSI)

Zokhri Idris, Student of University of Manchester


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ON ON RECOGNITION INSPIRATION & ROLE MODEL “They (the government, corporations and NGO organizations) should recognize the power that youths possess.

“Community movements can continue to do what they do best: Inspire youths to change and make an impact in the society.”

Youths are often mistaken as overgrown children, but in reality, they have strong determination to succeed, given that the various existing organizations around the world give them chance to shine and prove that they are capable of becoming anything.”

Andrew, Student of Swarthmore College

Clive Einstein Naga, President of Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE), student of University Malaya

“Not only giving more opportunity to the youths to become leaders is important, youths also need inspiration.” Beh Weng Wei, President of SIFE, UUM

“Set a leading example through running your house well, be it in business or as an NGO.” Ruth Yeoh, YTL Corporation Berhad (Malaysia), Student of Nottingham University, UK

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ON GUIDANCE

ON FINANCIAL SUPPORT

“Give [us] the proper exposure, show [us] the way to get things done, guide [us] and give [us] the proper medium…”

“As youths, we have the energy and enthusiasm, but we need people with funds to support us, to make our dreams come true.”

Clive Einstein Naga, President of Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE), Student of University Malaya

Beh Ee Ling, President of Toastmasters International

“Accept that fresh ideas may not be necessarily correct, but they can be a basis of improving traditional methods.”

“Please support youths to study aboard or at least locally. You may not know you are transforming the next Bill Gates or Barack Obama. Youths need exposure; they need to learn about the world and come back to their home country to contribute.”

Christopher Tock, President of Young Corporate Malaysians, Student of Imperial College, London

Beh Ee Ling, President of Toastmasters International

“It is not enough to support youths financially, as we often need guidance and wisdom from the movers and shakers of the world.” Ong Jiin Joo, President of Anak Bangsa Malaysia (Selatan), Asean Scholar Student Leader, Student of Carnegie Mellon University

“Government and corporations should work together to fund more youth activities and programs, such as startup funds, forums and trainings. [They should] spend more on developing and retaining human capital.” Jolene Sim Hui Cheng, Student Ambassador of Taylor’s University College

“The experience of the older generation is key to youths. More sharing sessions should be given.” Beh Ee Ling, President of Toastmasters International

“Extend a helping hand. Listening is not good enough; knowing is simply not good enough. We don’t just need someone who listens; we need someone who cares to help.” Jonathan Chu, Student Advisor of Student Council, Editor-in-Chief of The Hailer Magazine, Student of Life College

“An allocation of sponsorship or funding for social developmental projects led by individual youths will be a great help.” Liew Ying Ying, President of Malaysian Forum, Sydney


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ON SINCERITY & HUMILITY I want to see the leaders who are able to influence and make important decisions that affect the world to mean what they said. Clive Einstein Naga, President of Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE)

ON FREEDOM & UNITY “I advocate one value, one government, one world. With that, though difficult to achieve, there will be fewer riots and less fighting.” Beh Ee Ling, President of Toastmasters International

“We need the freedom of expression and unity amongst races.” Zee How Tai, President of Reading University Malaysian, Bruneian and Singaporean Association

“I want to see unity and harmony among races, religion and culture. Also, I want to see freedom from ‘silent racism’ – a racist interest or mentality that is at heart but never spoken in public.” Mohamad Sabrie Mohamad Salleh, Student of HELP University College

“[I want to see] more freedom on writing in the internet. We are a democratic country. We should have the rights to know the stories behind scenes.” Bernard Eng, Student of University Kebangsaan Malaysia

“It is good to help instill a more caring society where youths will be more caring and not so individualistic, where they will learn to love one another and form a good attitude.” Jade Lim Pei Ling, Student of Auckland University of Technology

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ON TOLERANCE & ACCEPTANCE

“We need a brave new world of tolerance and understanding across race, religion and nations, supported by government who are responsible of businesses.”

ON RELIGION

“I want to see a reduction in islamophobia.” Imran Tuan Yaacob, President of Malaysian Islamic Study Group

Ong Jiin Joo, President of Anak Bangsa Malaysia (Selatan), Asean Scholar Student Leader, Student of Carnegie Mellon University

“Empathy, Tolerance, Understanding, Acceptance, Inclusivity and Celebration of each other’s differences and uniqueness.” Sanjeev Kumar Nanta Kumar, President of Rotaract District 3300 (Malaysia)

“I want to see religious, political, intellectual and personal tolerance amongst fellow human beings.” Nicholas Quah, Student of Wesleyan University, USA

“I want to see that the Islamic tradition develops from within itself so that non-violent resolutions for disagreements would be possible for both within the house of Islam and its interactions with other communities.” Charis Quay Huei Li, Student of Stanford University


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ON

ON POVERTY, DISCRIMINATION WAR & WORLD PEACE

“I want a peaceful world where there is no war, no discrimination of races and religions, no poverty, no crime, no cruelty, no exploitation of the poor and weak.”

“I want to see poverty eradicated.” Shahabudeen Jalil, President of The Wholesalers Association of Malaysia

Gurvinder Singh, Student of Multimedia University

I want our country to be free from any discrimination and prejudice so that we could live harmoniously without any war.”

“I want to see wars being replaced by diplomatic strategies. A roundtable meeting in which discussion for a win-win solution should be held.” Yap Aik Fan, President of the UM Accounting Club

Zokhri Idris, Student of University of Manchester

“I want to see world peace, the elimination of poverty and human rights for all.” Andrew, Student of Swarthmore College

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ON DOMESTIC ON VIOLENCE & ENVIRONMENT HUMAN RIGHTS “The world has to change. This is 2010; there shouldn’t be any domestic violence. We have to stand up and fight against it.” Beh Ee Ling, President of Toastmasters International

“ Everyone has human rights and should be equally respected. I also hope the government will grant basic human rights on freedom of expression.” Tian Ng, Student of Michigan Technology University

“[I want to see a] break [in] the economy cartel control in the third world countries, [a] liberalization of the countries’ society and economy.” Tan Chin Teck, President of Malaysian Accounting Students Convention, Student of University Malaya

“I would hope to have a green country. Malaysia is actually one of the most polluted countries in the world, but the people and the government are not aware or neglect the worsening situation.” Bernard Eng, Student of University Kebangsaan Malaysia

“A sustainable world where carbon emission would be cut is what I want.” Yeoh Chen Chow, President of Young Corporate Malaysian


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SURVEY

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1

Does extracurricular activities help to build youths to be stronger leaders for our society and future?

Does Not Apply No Yes

A SURVEY DONE WITH

500 NATIONAL

YOUNG

LEADERS

We noticed... That youths are more inclined towards being involved with activities and projects that promote alternative learning, skills and personal development aside from academic studies alone.

2

Do you think that it is important for youths to be entreprising in order to lead change in the world ?

AND

Does Not Apply No

36,247 YOUTHS

Yes

We noticed... That youths are beginning to appreciate the entrepreneurial mindset which encompasses the ability to communicate, lead and be resourceful towards execution of ideas. Youths should be developed to be entreprising.


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3

What do you think are the most effective ways for goverment bodies to reach and help youths like you?

A

4

What makes a great leader among the youths for the new age?

A

B

B

C

C

D E

D

F

E

G

F

H G

I J

H

K

I 0

20

40

60

80

100 (%)

) 100 (%)

0

Seminars /Forum / Workshops

A

Advertisements on TV & Radio

B

Advertisements on Print Media

C

D

71% 35% 43% 43%

Online Advertisements

E

67%

F

20

40

60

80

75% 100%

Good Communication Skills

Academically Savvy

D

5% 65%

Creating More Communities

E

30%

Connections & Networks

73%

Creating More Youth Organisation in Universities

F

45%

Practical Work Experience

G

29%

Information Counter in Universities

G

10%

Internet and Social Media Know How

H

84%

More Platform for Youth to Speak and Share

H

An Admired Person

I

Sponsoring More Youth Events

J

84% 73%

10% 53%

K

76%

Other

A B C

I

Confidence & Charisma

Street Wise

A Team Player

Funding for Youth to go for Conference & Programme

We noticed...

We noticed...

That youths would like more platforms to speak and share their ideas with authorities while receiving funding to initiate their projects. This is followed by youths demanding more youth organisations and sponsorships be created for them.

That youths are looking at leaders who are confident in representing their causes and are strong speakers in communicating them. Youths are also appreciating knowledge learnt from experiences rather than from text books alone.


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Imagine you are a president of a country, which area would you focus to develop your country?

A

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6

If you are campaigning for a cause, a project or an election - which social media platform do you think is most effective To get your message across?

A

B B C C

D

D

E F

E

G F

H 0

20

40

60

80

0

100 (%)

20

40

60

80

100 (%)

A

85%

Developing Young People to be Leaders

A

3%

Twitter

B

25%

Providing More Funding (Money) for People to Start Social Project

B

100%

Facebook

C

25%

Develop the Healthcare Sector

C

5%

Youtube

D

15%

Develop the Technology Sector

D

3%

Blogspot (Blogs)

E

60%

Develop the Eco-Friendly and Sustainable Industry

E

5%

Your Own Website

F

10%

SMS Platforms through Mobile Phones

F

15%

Creating More Youth Organisation in Universities

G

15%

Create more Global Icons, Names to Promote the Country

H

25%

Other

We noticed...

We noticed...

That youths when given the opportunity to lead would aspire to develop more leaders after them, believing in sustaining the impact of their leadership. They are also environmentally conscious to promote sustainable solutions for the future.

That youths are converging to social media platforms to promote their groups and causes. Evidently, Facebook prevails as the most effective platform by the youths.


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Who do you think plays the most important role in helping young people around the world?

8

As a youth - What do you need the most from authorities around the world?

A

A

B

B

C C D D E E

F G

F

H

G 0

20

40

60

80

0

100 (%)

20

40

60

80

A

42%

Governments

A

60%

Funding

B

23%

Companies/ Corporation

B

80%

Mentors

C

25%

Non-For-Profit Organisations/ Charitable Trusts

C

90%

Education

D

50%

Educational Institutions/ Colleges/ Universities

D

85%

More Attention

E

95%

Youth Movements & Clubs

E

25%

Infrastructure & Space

F

25%

Online Groups & Communities

F

17%

More Clubs & Organisations

G

65%

The Media

G

17%

Other

H

54%

Other

100 (%)

We noticed...

We noticed...

That youths are empowered to represent and take more action with youth communities through voluntary participation. Educational institutions and goverments should promote youths involvements in organisations and highlight their achievements on the media.

That youths would prefer to have authorities invest in providing them with more education and skills development, while providing more platforms and mentors to develop themselves.


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YOUTHS TAKING ACTION TO CHANGE THE WORLD BIT BY BIT

“Instill a more caring society where youths will be more caring and not so individualistic, where they can learn to love one another and form a good attitude.” Jade Lim Pei Ling, Student now studying in Auckland University of Technology

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“I want to see more young social entrepreneurs taking the lead in building the economy.” Fara La’jam, Founder of Young Entrepreneurs Network


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“Community movements can continue to do what they do best : inspire youths to change and make an impact in the society.” Andrew, Student in Swarthmore College

“Youths should participate, organise and lead community projects and movements. NGOs should have more youth groups to encourage fellow engagements.” Jolene Sim Hui Cheng, Student Ambassador of Taylor’s University College


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LIKE ALL GREAT THINGS, CHANGE MUST START SMALL dared to believe that they could make Change happen. These crazy and courageous individuals took Change upon themselves and started 100 projects with the aim of touching and improving lives. And look at what they have achieved – a total number of 147,936 people impacted!

the biggest, most pressing issue can be resolved.

Now consider small projects. What great Change it can bring to a nation!

One may think these 100 projects insignificant and compare them to larger and more pressing issues in the world. But consider this : Are these projects not small beginnings to greater ones? If such small projects could impact that number of people, imagine what could be achieved if every individual decided to take Change into his or her own hands and do something!

Here you have read about 68 youth leaders who

Imagine the lives that could be touched; even

To youths, we urge you to take heart and be courageous and passionate. If you have an idea that you believe in, cast it not aside but work on it instead. Grow it, nurture it. And should you need assistance and support, do not hesitate to contact myHarapan, a youth trust foundation dedicated to empower young people to be Change bringers. Visit http://myharapan.org for more info.

Consider the seed, what great tree it will become one day. What great fruits it will bear and what great number of lives it will nourish. Consider a drop of water. Now put many drops of water together and reconsider. What great rain it could be that revives lands and purifies the air. What great waterfall it could be that gives life to forests. Consider a child. Consider his unrefined and hidden talents. What great potential to be a history maker!

Today, as you read this, we urge you to think not of what your environment can give you but what you can give to your environment. Like what Mahatma Gandhi once said, “Be the change you want to see in the world.”

Also, if you have organized projects, step forward and let us know the good work you have done at http://movements.my. We want to acknowledge you for the courage and perseverance you have to see your projects through. As a conclusion, consider the garage. Funny how one of the dustiest part of a house could be the birth of great ideas and music. Similarly, look not at our whereabouts and decide that Change is impossible. Instead explore and be open, because opportunity often presents itself in the least expected places, and who knows – that might be the beginning of our legacies.•


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