COVID-19 Collective
for Orang Asli

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56113

Orang Asli families helped

RM 158153

raised for the community

1816

food baskets sent

2762

hygiene kits sent



Made possible thanks to fellow Malaysians and these NGOs

Shaq Koyok Persatuan Aktivis Sahabat Alam - KUASA KAMY Gerimis Art Project 4x4 Relief Malaysia ABIM Global Peace Foundation The Asli Co
#NoOneLeftBehind#TogetherWeAreEpic

Our Sponsors
Z Zurich Foundation
Duopharma Creador Garden International School FMC Corporation

Supporting Orang Asli families affected by the Movement Control Order

Images by Kenny Loh

Many Orang Asli communities are affected in one or more ways. Settlements with plantations are unable to transport their harvests out - this means zero sales. Areas devastated by excessive logging means that many are no longer able to live off the land. Grocery stores are out of reach to those from kampungs with lower accessibility (hours by boat, 4x4s). With no income, no access to alternative avenues of income, and no natural food source, their hands are completely tied.

Our Goals


There are over 50,000 Orang Asli families in Peninsular Malaysia, with a portion already being assisted by JAKOA, NGOs, and individuals. To ensure that no village will be left behind, this collective aims to:

  • Serve as a public dashboard for all Orang Asli relief efforts, where anyone and any NGO can register and track ongoing OA-related activities
  • Establish and manage an emergency fund and resource marketplace which can be accessed by NGOs/Community Champions in need

The Orang Asli Community

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Every RM100 raised will support an Orang Asli family for 2 weeks

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This collective aims to unite everyone who has a mission of supporting the OA community. Our role is to collate any and all data obtained by various parties involved in OA relief work, including JAKOA and ourselves. By sharing data and information and making it publicly available all in one place, we will be better equipped to embark on relief and recovery work where needed, and to continue to develop and empower the OA community.

Our goal is to build a knowledge depository and resource centre. Think of this collective as a collaborative census. Due to the ever-evolving and fragmented OA community, it is not easy to have a good grasp of what’s happening on the ground. But together, we can put together our different pieces of puzzle and get as close as we can to the full picture. This can only be possible with you and everyone else who is doing good work for the Orang Asli community!

Every NGO maintains the status quo: you do not need to stop any work you’re currently doing or to commit to any form of additional work. All you need to do is share your data and information on the communities you’ve reached out to. This includes details such as which villages you’ve been to, how many families you’ve helped, and the details of the aid you’ve sent in. Rest assured that all data submitted will be credited to you/your organisation!


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Help Requests


Kho Nu
Kho Nu is requesting

High Urgency Food

Need partner to work Myanmar food and drink in Malaysia.
Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur

Need partner to work Myanmar food and drink in Malaysia.I want to discuss how to do very small business in Malaysia.I dont have money.I m foreiner.So i cannot do business.I need local people for work together.if you interest.please conact me.https://www.facebook.com/chinfoodbeverage

Ongoing

Pasar Grub
Pasar Grub is requesting

High Urgency Others

In Search of Transportation Aid for B40 families
Petaling Jaya, Selangor

Pasar Grub InitiativeWe are looking for anyone who has a van or truck that can offer their help to transport bulk items ranging from rice, eggs and vegetables.Currently, we are in need of transport for 3 weeks starting on the 17th of July every Friday. We are providing aid for 107 families at 2 different locations at Lembah Subang and Jalan Tun Razak for 3 weeks.  Feel free to send a WhatsApp or email for further information.

Ongoing

2ND CHANCE PROGRAM - PTF
2ND CHANCE PROGRAM - PTF is requesting

High Urgency Education

E-School Project
Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur

Covid-19 outbreak known to affect the health of elderly person but it also affecting the children indirectly. Since the outbreak , children has been isolated from school, playground, group and other educational activities. Although many has shifted to e-learning but not all child could learn during this crisis. Many underserved, marginalised and lower income children been facing difficulties to continue learning due to lack of educational tools such as laptop or smartphone and PC. 2nd Chance program empowered by PT Foundation is urgently looking for 30 PCs /laptops/android tables or Smartphones to continuously running the existing academic and psycho-social mentorship program which mainly targeted children infected and affected with HIV nationwide mainly in Klang Valley. All of them are from underserved and marginalized community which can't afford e-learning.Please support our calls to end poverty and encourage equity by providing the children the rights to education. No Child Left Behind!Please check our page at https://www.facebook.com/2ndChanceProgramPTF/ to know more about us. For further information,  do contact us at [email protected]

Ongoing

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Help Offers


Sara Au
Sara Au is offering

Professional Services

Affordable Mental Health Services
Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur

I provide affordable counselling services for individuals who seek mental health therapy.Issues that I can assist with:Depression, Anxiety, StressSelf-esteemCareer Exploration and DevelopmentRelationship IssuesI am LGBTQ-affirmative and welcome individuals of any race, religion, and nationality.Languages: English and MalayQualifications: Licensed and Registered Counsellor, Master of Professional CounsellingI am a mental health professional at Cara Cara located in Glo Damansara, Taman Tun Dr Ismail, Kuala Lumpur. My team of mental health professionals provide counselling services starting from RM80 per session. Our services are available in-person at our office and online.Find out more information or book an appointment by contacting me via email or visit my webpage at https://www.caracara.space/sara-au

Ongoing

Yokavatanii Krishnan
Yokavatanii Krishnan is offering

Education

Giving free tutoring for primary school students from low-income families.
Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur

Hello there, I would like to volunteer myself to teach children from low-income/poor families. If you know someone, please do help to connect them with me. I am currently not available to travel due to Covid-19, so the classes will be through online sessions. If the child from the specific family have access to the internet or able to get access through someone, do encourage them to join! Currently interested for tutoring primary school students. Do let me know about the subjects you want me to teach!

Ongoing

Santosh Thayaparan
Santosh Thayaparan is offering

Professional Services

Digital Marketing Strategy & Planning
Subang Jaya, Selangor

I’m sure COVID has effected your business especially if it’s an SME. If the SME indeed was your bread and butter, I can help you strategise and revamp your efforts to effectively target your potential customers via digital platforms. 

Ongoing

Or, share one of these campaigns


Food for Perkampungan Orang Asli - Pos Tenau

for COLLECTIVE FOR ORANG ASLI FUND

Food aid for 142 families in 4 villages within Pos Tenau

by Ramesh Arumugam Chettiar

RM 3,100 raised

21.83%
22% funded
Emergency Food Aid for 1208 affected OA families in Hulu Selangor

for COLLECTIVE FOR ORANG ASLI FUND

We are raising RM120,800 for Orang Asli families affected by the Covid-19 MCO in Hulu Selangor

by EPIC

RM 100,585 raised

83.27%
83% funded
Celebrate Our Union by Supporting Orang Asli Families

for COLLECTIVE FOR ORANG ASLI FUND

We would like to raise funds with our friends and family to support Orang Asli families in need!

by Siew L

RM 5,900 raised

59%
59% funded
Let's support Orang Asli families affected by the MCO in Malaysia

for COLLECTIVE FOR ORANG ASLI FUND

Donate any amount directly here or to any of the eWallet options and I will pool the funds together!

by Nicole Lim

RM 3,070 raised

122.8%
123% funded
The Rice Bowl Project

for COLLECTIVE FOR ORANG ASLI FUND

Fundraiser for the Orang Asli Communities in Malaysia

by thericebowlproject

RM 5,000 raised

100%
100% funded

OA Collective Network


This is a list of various governmental and non-governmental OA relief work in Peninsular Malaysia, gathered from publicly available records.

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Based on the latest data from JAKOA, there are over 50,000 Orang Asli families in Peninsular Malaysia. This collective aims to consolidate and digitise information of all relief efforts in one place, ensuring that every kampung has access to aid during this difficult time.

We also administer funds from the public and private sectors for the Collective’s relief and recovery programmes.

Scores of OA communities are already receiving aid from JAKOA, NGOs, and kind-hearted individuals. This collective aims to consolidate and digitise all Orang Asli information and relief efforts into one place, enabling greater accountability, transparency, and effectiveness.

Accountability for every sen raised. We want to make every good deed count. Together with JAKOA, we have access to data on the number of families residing in each kampung and the kind of aid needed. In times when many are needy, it is of paramount importance to prevent wastage of funds and food supplies, by doing our part in due diligence.

Transparency, all in one place. It doesn’t just end at fundraising. Supplies have to be purchased and distributed in a safe manner that does not endanger the community. Each kampung will be assigned a logistics team, whether it is an experienced JAKOA partner or an NGO who already has a presence in the area. Upon the successful closing of a campaign, we will publish reports on how the funds were used, together with photos!

Effectiveness in charity work. Keep track of fundraising efforts for every kampung right here. Find out which kampung has received aid, so you can direct help to those who are still struggling.

Due to the nomadic nature of some tribes, establishment of new villages, the growing population, and challenges of being able to liaise directly with the Orang Asli, we expect some deviation from the data. We are constantly adapting to changes on the ground and this may lead to adjustments to fundraising amounts or extension of the donation period. If such cases occur in our fundraising campaigns, we will update our pages and also send a notification to all our donors and stakeholders. This will also be a good opportunity for us to update our database.

We strive to be open and honest with our work and we hope for your continued support as this initiative grows and evolves. With centralised efforts for the community, we can ensure that no one gets left behind.

At the cost of RM100 per family, this is sufficient for 2 weeks’ of groceries. This is also inclusive of transportation costs, the amount of which varies from kampung to kampung.



Where necessary, we may also purchase the following items:

Rice Canned food
Flour Infant formula
Sugar & salt Bihun
Condensed milk Biscuits
Tea / coffee / Milo Anchovies and other dry ingredients
Cooking oil
Hand sanitiser Detergent
Fask masks Toothbrush & toothpaste
Sanitary pads and other feminine products Shampoo, soap and other toiletries
Baby diapers

In collaboration with Jabatan Kemajuan Orang Asli Malaysia (JAKOA), Epic is working as a coordinator to ensure that the Orang Asli community is taken care of during this epidemic and Movement Control Order (MCO). While JAKOA has received an allocated budget, it is sufficient only to help those that are in critical situations. This is why we are counting on fellow Malaysians to make this movement a success!

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Orang Asli Community Pages BETA

Find a community in our directory below and coordinate our efforts together so that no one gets left behind.
853 gazetted villages and 195 non-gazetted villages uploaded.

Note: As some of our data are based on JAKOA’s latest census in 2018, some of the information may not be accurate;
such as the GPS coordinates, photos of the kampung, population, and number of families. We welcome assistance in getting our database updated: just fill out this form.


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  • Declan Tan
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  • Lim Cheau Huey
  • Lim Xin Yu
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  • Joy Lum
  • Chan Yin Lin
  • Hoo Chiew Ping
  • Rotary Club (Kelana Jaya)
  • YuYu Tung
  • Muzzammil Merican
  • Yong Ze
  • Kokula Krishnan
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Offer your resources, get involved in our recovery programmes, or donate - your helping hand will go a long way.

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Frequently Asked Questions


For NGOs

It doesn’t! Just register here so that everyone is kept up-to-date on which kampung has received aid, and we will update our database and credit your NGO accordingly.

There are several options:

  • Make arrangements with the nearest grocery store - you can enquire whether the store does deliveries, or an appointed OA can arrange for pick up
  • Fill out this form here or contact the Epic Hotline on +60 12-939 3622 with the following details:

Name of individual / NGO:
Person In Charge:
Whatsapp Contact:
Email:
Items to contribute:
Village to donate option 1:
Village to donate option 2:
Village to donate option 3:
Can you arrange for delivery? : Yes / No
Can you provide volunteers for distribution? : Yes / No

Just let us know here! We will have this link up so that interested individuals can donate there.

Request for funds from our emergency fund here. Do note that we have a due diligence process and upon approval, funds will be disbursed on a first-come-first-served basis.



General

This is possible for OA communities that are within Klang Valley. Check out specific community pages to see what goods can be donated!

For all other areas, in-kind donations are not available at the moment. Cash gives us the flexibility to purchase specific supplies for a kampung’s specific needs, and we will purchase the goods from a supplier in the nearest town to reduce logistical expenses.

We encourage everyone to donate online as it provides transparency of all funds raised and eases finance reconciliation work.

But if you’re unable to do it yourself, you may directly bank in your donation to:

EPIC SOCIETY
512688206799
MAYBANK
Description: "Food Aid OA"

Please send the bank in slip to [email protected] We will then take 1-2 working days to check through the bank statement and update the campaign total amount with your donation.


Thank you in advance!

We hope to get as much support as possible so that no one gets left behind during this tough Covid-19 / MCO season.

#TogetherWeAreEpic

Based on the list of basic needs published by JAKOA in their guidelines for aiding the Orang Asli community during the MCO period, RM100 should be sufficient for 2 weeks’ worth of supplies for the average Orang Asli family. You may refer to the list of goods and supplies in the Learn more section.

With reference from JAKOA's district officers as well as NGOs working in the area, we will assess the most critical supplies required for the village, and arrange for purchase and distribution within the stipulated 'RM100 per family' budget. This means that any transportation costs for the aid to reach directly to the villages will also be taken from the same amount. As such, the supplies that each village receives may differ from one to another.

Sedunia has waived all service fees for Covid-19 related campaigns, so besides the 2% payment gateway fees, 100% of donations go straight to providing food for beneficiaries. If you would like to support the team behind this, you can sponsor us here.

A combination of a priority list from JAKOA and recommendations from us and NGOs help us get a better view of the levels of urgency at each kampung. There are also variables affecting the speed of which a kampung receives aid: accessibility and logistical arrangements, availability of and distance to the nearest grocery store, and so on.

Together with JAKOA or an NGO already present in the community, we have the latest numbers of families in each kampung, and direct contact with the Tok Batin/Ketua Kampung to understand the situation on the ground. We will also ensure that only delivery partners with the relevant documentation, experience, and skills are allocated funds to arrange for purchase and distribution. Photographic evidence of the process is mandatory.

This will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. Check out specific community pages to see which villages require volunteers. Due to MCO restrictions and also safety guidelines for the OA community, volunteer mobilisation may not be possible for some areas.

We adhere to the guidelines set out by the Minister of Women, Family and Community Development.

Details of disbursement are available for specific fundraising campaigns - just click through to any campaign that you’d like to find out more.

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For Sponsors

We welcome all amounts of cash donations - for corporate donations (larger amounts) as well as in-kind donations, you can fill up this form here.

The minimum value for in-kind donations is RM1,000. As there are costs and resources required to mobilise in-kind donations, we would like to ensure that all efforts are as streamlined as efficiently as possible.


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