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Mission Description

Zurich Epic Build Project 2.0

This is a private Build. Only invited volunteers are allowed to join this build.



EPIC Homes is EPIC's flagship initiative that aims to build trust and relationships with marginalized communities in order to create cooperative, resilient and sustainable communities through the simple act of building home - addressing the issue of access to safe housing among marginalized communities.

EPIC strives to equip individuals to be able to engage with communities, build trust and relationships via participatory processes in research, planning & implementation with the facilitation of socio-technical & domain experts. Through this, shared experiences are cultivated, which heightens the community, external supporters & overall awareness of our inter-relationships and interactions within the space we occupy.


  We have Built 150+ Homes.

 We have a builder community of over 5,000 volunteers.

  We have worked with over 10 villages across Peninsular Malaysia.

  An EPIC Home only takes 3 - 5 days to build!

THE VOLUNTEERS

This is a privately organized build made possible by "Z Zurich Foundation". This event is exclusively open to selected volunteers where an exciting weekend awaits them! 

THE LOGISTICS

Date: 20th to 22nd September 2019
Location: Kampung Orang Asli Gurney, Batang Kali, Selangor
Transportation: Bus
Accommodation: Rimba Kalong Eco Resort


THE OUTCOME

We hope that throughout the build, volunteers will develop a deeper understanding of how the Orang Asli live, and that volunteers put themselves in the shoes of the community. We're essentially building a closer relationship with the Orang Asli community whilst also strengthening the relationships and dynamics of your team!

THE ATTITUDE

Approach and talk to the family! Strike up a conversation and leave a positive and lasting impression. They are usually shy, especially the women, and they may be a little hesitant to approach you in such a big group.
Be open to new things as different communities tend to work differently. Who knows? You could even learn a thing or two!


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Mission Impact

By taking part in this build, you would be providing a home for a deserving family as well as connecting them a wider network of amazing people through you!

SDGs Addressed

Participants
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Reviews

Reviews from mission participants (3)

  • Experience
  • Impact
  • Recommended

  • The Zurich Epic Build Project 2.0 was a success. It was a tiny but critical step towards building a sustainable and inclusive nation, where no one is left behind. Through the simple act of providing basic physiological needs, Pak Baha, Bu Yanti and their children will have a better chance to break out of the vicious cycle and integrate into the wider community. It is especially notable that Bu Yanti, who was painfully shy on Day 01, gradually warmed up by the third day. She even managed to address the group at the handover ceremony when her hubby was too emotional to speak! Thank you, Alexandra and team, for the opportunity to participate in this worthy cause.

    On mission 'Zurich Epic Build Project 2.0'  ·  September 2019

  • What a humble experience.. Definitely will come back again for the next opportunity

    On mission 'Zurich Epic Build Project 2.0'  ·  September 2019

  • One of the most memorable experience in life, through the end of day 3 despite of the tiredness we learned a lot of new things.. We have created a strong bond and love between each other

    Somehow it make me realised that we haven’t explore enough and give enough in order to make this world a better place when there is so much thing that we can offer to the world

    I will definitely come back if I were given the chance and opportunity

    On mission 'Zurich Epic Build Project 2.0'  ·  September 2019

When & Where

Kg Orang Asli Gurney
Batang Kali
44200, Selangor
GPS Coordinates: 3.4201180, 101.6661440

From
20 Sep 2019 07:00 am (Friday)
To
22 Sep 2019 10:01 pm (Sunday)

Mission Hours
30 hours

Ticket Price
Free

Organized by

EPIC

Joined on 30 Mar 2016



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