Nielsen Global Impact Day (NGID)
NGID is Nielsen's annual day of service where associates around the world step back from their work and use their skills and time for community causes. NGID is a global call to action that’s part of their year-round Nielsen Cares employee volunteer program, which empowers associates to use their skills, expertise and Nielsen’s capabilities to make a difference in our communities.
What are Pathfinders?
Have you ever wanted to get a glimpse into the life of someone else? Through understanding someone's aspirations and struggles, we can best find ways to mutually support each other.
Nielsen Malaysia is joining us on our journey to better inform the world and its decisions to build a more co-operative and resilient future for all.
Together, Nielsen Malaysia and EPIC are mobilising 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.
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 Gurney. 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, and be part of an Epic community.
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:
1. Communication and Language skills
(Bahasa Temuan or Malaysia for communicating with the local Orang Asli Temuan)
2. Humility, open mind & heart
3. A genuine passion for helping people
4. A sincere interest in people’s stories
5. A love for adventure and the unknown
Prior experience is not required. All volunteers will have been equipped and brief on engagement practices and the needed technical skills on the 21st of June @ Nielsen's Office. The session will be organised independently of this mission.
What will we be doing?
On the day itself, we will be having a morning-long engagement in an Orang Asli village where we’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 casual session where we'll conduct basic cultural training about Orang Asli culture, and hands-on technical skills related to community & home assessment which will be very important in ensuring the information we gather can be put to good use. We will be conducting discussions and activities related to cultural humility, communication & listening, critical thinking, and development, just to name a few.
Last but not least, expect a fulfilling experience of meeting new people and learning how to work together to do something EPIC for your community.
What's the itinerary?
The pathfinding mission will happen on the 26th of June, with the training session happening on the 21st. The following is our itinerary:
21st June - Pathfinder briefing and training
Location: @ Nielsen, Level 16, Plaza 33 Tower B, No. 1, Jalan Kemajuan, Seksyen 13, 46100 Petaling Jaya @ 2pm
26th June - Community Mapping
The villagers are getting together to talk to us about community issues where we will be documenting their inputs and details for delivery of support. Before the actual mapping, we will be having breakfast with the community to break the ice!
Location: @ Kampung Gurney, Batang Kali @8am
Departure: @ Designated Carpool Locations @ Designated times
A briefing pack will be shared with all participants with further details and instructions.
For any enquiries, please contact our liaison:
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.
No SDGs specified.
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