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Helping the Underprivileged Community

Underprivileged, and disabled communities have a harder time expressing themselves to the public also due to lack of platform and awareness. Therefore, this project aims to promote and empower this community to embrace their true selves and expose their feelings to the public.  For this project we will do writing workshops for these communities and then collect the products from these workshops to be compiled into a book filled with their thoughts and emotions on how they live their lives. It will be authentic so that people can see from their point of view. With this, we can raise awareness on the way these communities live. The content of the book will explicitly be writing from 50 people from the community. A person has one page spread that they can fill with a poem, essay, short story or even doodles as a way to express themselves including description from our editing team explaining the writer’s thoughts and their environment through interview with the writers.The objective: To raise awareness of how this community lives, how we interact with them and their perspective on life.The workshop, led by my team, is to help the community find comfort in writing no matter their experience in writing.To give them a platform to express themselves. 

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University/College
Infrastructure University Kuala Lumpur (IUKL)
RM 2,086.00
Goal: RM 2,000.00
Fund Approved by MSF: RM 2,000.00

Overview of Issue / Background

Underprivileged, and disabled communities have a harder time expressing themselves to the public also due to lack of platform and awareness. Therefore, this project aims to promote and empower this community to embrace their true selves and expose their feelings to the public.

 

For this project we will do writing workshops for these communities and then collect the products from these workshops to be compiled into a book filled with their thoughts and emotions on how they live their lives. It will be authentic so that people can see from their point of view. With this, we can raise awareness on the way these communities live.

 

The content of the book will explicitly be writing from 50 people from the community. A person has one page spread that they can fill with a poem, essay, short story or even doodles as a way to express themselves including description from our editing team explaining the writer’s thoughts and their environment through interview with the writers.

The objective:

 

  • To raise awareness of how this community lives, how we interact with them and their perspective on life.
  • The workshop, led by my team, is to help the community find comfort in writing no matter their experience in writing.
  • To give them a platform to express themselves.

 

Project Details (Activities and Tasks)

 

Activity

Tentative Date

Details

Workshop + Interview

Oct

Two-day writing workshop and interviewing selected people in the community.

Compilation + Printing

Oct

Compilation of product from workshops and printing of books.

Book launch

Nov

  • One-day book launch with the writers involved on the first day.
  • Q&A with the writers or representative.
  • Will be held at IUKL.

Expected Project Result & Outcomes

  • Beautiful Gate Foundation getting recognition.
  • Raise awareness about disabled people's feelings.
  • 50 books are sold during book launch, with remaining books being sold online, and proceeds from book sales 100% go back to the community.
  • The writers or representatives that are able to join the book launch can answer Q&A questions focused on them with expectation of minimum 50 people to join per launch.
 
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RM 2,086.00

104% of RM2,000.00 Goal

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