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Mission Description

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

*please note that the community we will be visiting has yet to be finalised - but the training session @ The Compass (Epic's Office) has been confirmed. We will confirm the community we will be working with 2 weeks prior to the mission. Thank you and happy Pathfinding!

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. Join us on our journey to better inform the world and its decisions to build a more co-operative and resilient future for all.

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.

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 X [We are currently in the midst of confirming things with villagers we are in touch with and will announce the specific community closer to the mission date). 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.

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:

  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. We’ll equip you with the necessary skills with a training session on Friday, 3rd of August, a couple of days before you head out to the village to apply them on the Sunday, 5th of August. 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 casual get-together (training 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 20th and 22nd of April. The following is our itinerary:

3rd August - Pathfinder briefing and training
Location: @The Compass 20, Jalan PJS 11/18, Bandar Sunway, 47500 Petaling Jaya, Selangor @8 pm - 10pm

5th August - Meeting with the villagers
The agenda for the meeting will be confirmed two weeks before the mission. The village will be no more than 2 and a half hours drive from KL.

Location: To be announced two weeks before mission

Departure @The Compass at 7.00am OR Other carpooling locations to be announced

We will be carpooling to the village on Sunday.

Contact Details

For any enquiries, please contact our liaison:
Daniel @+60164113260

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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
Jalan PJS 11/18
Bandar Sunway
Petaling Jaya
47500, Selangor
GPS Coordinates: 3.0694670, 101.6005220

From
03 Aug 2018 08:00 pm (Friday)
To
05 Aug 2018 01:00 pm (Sunday)

Mission Hours
6 hours

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