Due to the recent COVID-19 pandemic,
Project ANAK MALAYSIA
had to be postponed to 2022.
An alternative project has been organised for volunteers to embark on 2021.
2021 SPECIAL EDITION:
Anak Malaysia aims to promote the importance of education by conducting lessons and workshops for the primary school students of the local schools, SK Temuno Teringai Darat & SK Tumunda Salimandut.
Digital Anak Malaysia promoted the same cause, but was conducted a little differently than the original project.
Education should not be inaccessible, even DURING a pandemic
Past Volunteers Experience
A collection of stories written by our past volunteers about their experiences over the 2 weeks project.
Recruitment is currently closed.
Stay tuned for our next round of volunteer recruitment!
#SuaraPedalaman was an alternative project due to the pandemic as it does not permit us to physically volunteer and assist the students in Kota Marudu, Sabah. The objective of this project was to be a voice for them via Charisma Movement’s alumni by promoting this project to their friends, families and virtual platforms e.g., Instagram, Facebook, etc.
The project was held on 26th June 2021, 3rd July 2021 and 10th July 2021 for 3 consecutive Saturdays on social media, 30 minutes per session. We invited a teacher from each school for the first session, a parent from the rural areas of Sabah or Sarawak for the second session and a couple of students for the third session. The objective of this session was to provide a platform for these different parties to share their hardships during this pandemic.
"In light of the COVID-19 virus outbreak, I am still glad to be able to contribute in some form towards the kids in Sabah via Digital Anak Malaysia! Throughout the educational video project, we hustled towards a common goal of motivating the kids to complete their studies up to tertiary education. Thank you, Charisma Movement for the experience to give a positive impact to the kids through this meaningful project!"
Shenn Kuan, Volunteer
Digital Anak Malaysia 2020
"I would trade anything to go back to Sabah, that’s for sure. I had so much fun being there but most important here is to reflect and take a look around the community and see what we can contribute in order to make the lives of the rural people better. I would share my experience in Sabah with as many people as possible so we can finally achieve our goal of eradicating education inequality that is quite critical here in Malaysia."
"Undeniably, coming here has deepen my understanding into the rural-urban divide; but realising that the small actions we took could have made an impact – no matter how big or small – on the kids here has made me more eager than before to want to do more for my society."