Mission Description

A morning meeting with villagers to gather data and co-create solutions

What are Pathfinders?

EPIC is recruiting Pathfinders - individuals who are looking to use their time and skills to communicate with everyday people on the ground, gathering important information to pave the way forward for communities to develop.

Through understanding someone's aspirations and struggles, we can best find ways to mutually support each other. Join us on our journey to better inform the world and its decisions to build a more co-operative and resilient future for all!

What's our purpose?

We want to give people the opportunity to explore a hidden part of Malaysia through the lenses of the Orang Asli families of Kampung Orang Asli Air Kuning. With the villagers' guidance, we’ll be seeking to understand their current living conditions together with a team of passionate volunteers.

The information gathered and relationships built will become a basis for us to work together with these families to support them in achieving a higher quality of life - on their terms. This is the perfect opportunity to enjoy beautiful sceneries, explore a culture different to your own, meet new people, and be part of an Epic community.

Who's eligible?

We welcome everybody to join us as a Pathfinder! Although there are some qualities that would help you become a supporter of this particular community:

  • Must have attended a Pathfinders workshop
  • Communication and Language skills (Bahasa Malaysia for communicating with the local Orang Asli)
  • Humility, open mind & heart
  • A genuine passion for helping people
  • A sincere interest in people’s stories
  • A love for adventure and the unknown

Prior experience is not required. We’ll equip you with the necessary skills through a workshop on Saturday, 14th September before you head out to the village to apply them on Sunday, 6th of October.

The journeys we embark on are often made worthwhile by the people we take them with, so grab a friend or two and join us for a weekend of learning, experience and fun.

What will we be doing?

A morning-long engagement in an Orang Asli village where you’ll be meeting the villagers - people with their own unique cultures and aspirations. Their way of life often comes to a shock for most city folk, but as we dive deeper into their culture we’ll discover that we have so much to learn from them.

Prior to actually going to the village, we will be having a workshop where we'll conduct basic cultural training about Orang Asli culture, and hands-on technical skills related to data collection & household assessment using EPIC’s tools and methods. We will be conducting discussions and activities related to cultural humility, communication & listening, critical thinking, and development, just to name a few.

What's the itinerary?

The pathfinding mission will happen on the 6th of October, with the workshop being held on 14th September.

The following is our itinerary:

14th September - Pathfinders Workshop *
Location: The Compass, 20, Jalan PJS 11/18, Bandar Sunway, 47500 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Time: 9.00am-11.30am
Sign up @ https://www.sedunia.me/missions/pathfinders-workshop-13th-september-2019

6th October - Meeting with the villagers
Location: Kampung Orang Asli Air Kuning, Bukit Bandaraya, 40170 Shah Alam, Selangor
Time: Departure at 7.45 am @ The Compass

The mission fee of RM20 is to cover round trip transportation from The Compass to the village.

* Only for those who have yet attended a Pathfinders workshop.

Contact Details

For any enquiries, please contact our liaison:
Farah (+60172952472)

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Mission Impact

We hope to accomplish these outcomes:
1. Create deeper ties between rural Orang Asli and city people
2. Clear information that would help articulate the village conditions so that greater appreciation towards their resilience could be cultivated but at the same time help attract the right support required

SDGs Addressed

Participants
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When & Where

The Compass
No. 20, PJS 11/18
Bandar Sunway
Petaling Jaya
47500, Selangor
GPS Coordinates: 3.0692000, 101.5998000

From
06 Oct 2019 07:45 am (Sunday)
To
06 Oct 2019 02:00 pm (Sunday)

Mission Hours
6 hours

Ticket Price
Free

Organized by

EPIC

Joined on 30 Mar 2016



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