This incomplete index of charities and non-government organisations in alphabetical order intends to help professionals and people with interest to find each other with the goal to positively manage the impact of humans on our environment and society.
BAWE – Breaking the Poverty Cycle
BAWE | The BAWE Project was founded by the Student Zad Chin Qi Qi. While working as a volunteer at Kechara Soup Kitchen, she concluded that people remain inside the poverty cycle because of missing education. BAWE brings students from colleges across Malaysia together, to change the society we all live in by voluntarily teaching other kids that are lacking of proper education.
BAWE – Breaking the Poverty Cycle (May 23, 2019)
Biji Biji Initiative
Biji Biji | The Initiative aims to share progressive ideas with everyone. The masterminds behind Biji biji champion sustainable living. They reuse waste creatively and love collaborative production. By using discarded materials, basic electronics and passive building techniques they aim to inspire the community with fresh and fun approaches to sustainable living.
The creations all come from our Open Workshop in Kuala Lumpur. If you would like to explore ideas and collaborate with Biji biji, the initiative has the space, tools and expertise to share with you! You can reach out via email: [email protected]
Biji biji Kuala Lumpur (May 20, 2019)
BORA – Saving the Sumatran Rhinoceros
BORA stands for Borneo Rhino Alliance. It’s an NGO based in Sabah. Active since 2008, BORA cares for the last remaining Sumatran rhinos left in Malaysia in a managed facility in Tabin.
Borneo Rhino – too little too late? (May 8, 2019)
Last Male Sumatran Rhino died (May 28, 2019)
About Tam’s Death and other rare Wildlife Species on Borneo (June 1, 2019)
CharityRight – Feed to Educate
Charity Right is working hard to ensure all children are given the opportunity to break out of their poverty cycle. The project started in 2012 as part of a food rescue initiative by Mercy Mission Malaysia. Original objective was to rescue excessive food from restaurants and distribute them to the homeless in the Klang Valley area. However, most restaurants prefer to provide freshly cooked meals. They were concerned that the food that the charity rescued would expire quicker than newly made ones. The organizers reviewed their objectives and started seeking other restaurants who are interested in providing freshly cooked meals for the poor and homeless. They needed a more sustainable solution to the problem at hand and found it.
CharityRight on a mission in Malaysia (May 24, 2019)
Community Recycle for Charity
CRC Box | The abbreviation CRC stands for Community Recycle for Charity. It is a non-profit, registered and government approved organisation, founded in 2008 . It aims serving communities in need regardless of race or religion. CRC is dedicated to create tools and services to make charitable giving part of our everyday lives. We exist to play a proactive role to serve the needy in our communities by means of environmental friendly practices of Recycling.
CRC: Think Green (June 2, 2019)
HALUAN is the acronym for Pertubuhan Himpunan Lepasan Institusi Pendidikan Malaysia (Organization of Graduates of Educational Institutions, Malaysia) – a non-governmental organisation established in 1988. HALUAN initially focused upon charitable efforts for the benefit of members through family nurturing programs and counselling. It occasionally organised limited motivational and educational camps to reach out the community.
HALUAN (June 3, 2019)
Helping Hands Penan
Helping Hands Penan was formed by a few expat wives who got together to help the Penan* people in Limbang, Sarawak. Over the past nine years, with more volunteers joining, HHP expanded to East and West Malaysia with networks in Miri, Kuching, Kota Kinabalu, KL, Penang and JB.
Helping Hands Penan (May 15, 2019)
IDEAS Academy is a non-profit secondary learning centre for underprivileged children, including those who are refugee, stateless and undocumented children in Malaysia. We provide holistic learning for children between the ages of 12 to 18 using the Cambridge curriculum a Life skills programme and extra-curricular activities to develop our students’ soft skills.
IDEAS Academy started in September 2014 and has since expanded to over 150 students with a growing waiting list. IDEAS Academy is endorsed by the Education Department of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Malaysia.
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JOAS stands for ‘Jaringan Orang Asal SeMalaysia’. It is a coalition advocating indigenous people’s rights in Malaysia. JOAS acts as umbrella network for 21 non-governmental organisations that all have Malaysia’s indigenous peoples’ issues as the focus.
The NGO was registered in Sabah in 2003. The central secretariat is located in Pekan Papar, Sabah. It manages travel activities of its members, national PR and has long-standing experience in negotiating relationships with authorities and all parties interested in a cooperation with Orang Asli. Efforts range from land customary issues to natural resources and human rights. Most recent focus is voicing out on behalf of the indigenous people over the impact of the Murum dam project.
JOAS Malaysia (July 31, 2019)
Junior Chamber International Malaysia
Junior Chamber International Malaysia recognizes outstanding leaders thru training and team building. JCIM is the national branch of Junior Chamber International (JCI). This global leadership development organisation for young people aged 18 to 40 was founded way back in 1915 in St. Louis (United States). Currently there are 60 JCI local sub divisions affiliated with JCI Malaysia.
Junior Chamber International (May 30, 2019)
Reef Check Malaysia – Protecting our Coral Reefs
Reef Check Malaysia (RCM) is a non-profit organisation headquartered in Kuala Lumpur, registered in 2007. And the name already says it all: No. 1 goal is the protection of Malaysia’s coastline, in particular the coral reefs.
Over the last decade, improvements have been made in setting up coral reef conservation programmes in Malaysia, including the establishment of numerous Marine Protected Areas (MPAs). However, despite all the effort that has been put in, the well-being of our coral reefs needs more than that. RCM focuses on four core programmes that supplement one another.
Protecting our Coral Reefs (May 25, 2019)
Rizq-ar-Rahman is a charitable Labuan foundation. Our founders, Assila Emir and Fatima Bughdadi, came together bringing along their passion and strenghts in different areas of charitable work and turned it into this foundation. Goal: establishing an umbrella over their charitable projects.
The name Rizq-ar-Rahman means: “All provision (is from) God, the Most Merciful”. It bears great significance for the founders as it represents the very essence of what the foundation is built on – the belief that all provisions ultimately come from God. We see so many people desperately in need of help. Often their voices and cries go unheard. We strive to become their voice.
Rizq-ar-Rahman (May 17, 2019)
Ti-Ratana Welfare Society
Ti-Ratana is a community service set up in the spirit of compassion to both serve and provide shelter, education and care to the underprivileged members of the community. It is also a voluntary, not-for-profit, non-partisan and non-denominational organisation offering a wide scope of community services.
The welfare society was founded in 1994. Ti-Ratana has a President and committee elected yearly by its members to oversee its operations. It all began with a monk’s dream of offering assistance and care for the underprivileged. That monk is Ven. K. Dhammaratana, or better known as Reverend Ratana.
Over the years, Chief Reverend Dhammaratana had referred many people who came in search of help, counselling, and shelter at the Buddhist Maha Vihara Temple in Brickfields (Kuala Lumpur) to other government and non-governmental organizations. As more cases were alarmingly escalating, Reverend Ratana thought about setting up a sanctuary to offer various forms of direct assistance and services to those in need as well as a platform to reach out the general public, to create greater awareness in the quest to attract stronger support for those needy people. A sanctuary would also allow the opportunity for the Buddhist community to contribute to the well-being of our society too … … Continue reading -> Ti-Ratana
Ti-Ratana (Dec 04, 2019)
TSC – Dedicated to protect freshwater turtles in Malaysia
The collection and consumption of river terrapin eggs, coupled with habitat destruction and the use of indiscriminate fishing gears, have caused the drastic decline of the river terrapin populations in Malaysia. Realising the need to take immediate action to prevent their extinction, we at Turtle Conservation Society (TCS) began to study their nesting biology, ecology and movements patterns … Continue reading -> TSC
TSC (Mar 10, 2020)
WWF Panda Click!
WWF Malaysia is a national conservation trust that conducts scientific field research, public awareness campaigns, business and industry engagement, environmental education as well as policy advocacy. This national branch of the famous World Wide Fund for Nature currently runs 90 projects covering environmental protection and nature conservation work in Malaysia … Continue reading -> WWF Malaysia
Zero Waste Malaysia
Zero Waste Malaysia It started with organising several Zero Waste events such as Zero Waste Night Market Trip and Zero Waste Picnic, followed by a public documentary screening (“A Plastic Ocean”). Then in May 2017, Aurora and Khor launched the first Zero Waste Map in Malaysia. As of today, 370 shops and organisations nationwide have been pinned onto this map, providing Zero Waste Solutions for all users. … Continue reading -> Zero Waste Malaysia
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