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Racial Harmony

This is a little bit of the Jahai community background. The Sungai Rual Orang Asli Village is located about 22 kilometers from the Jeli Town. It was established around 1972 with 7 chiefs (Tok Batin). Nowadays there are only 4 chiefs (Tok Batin). The area of the village is about 659 hectares. The Orang Asli are from the Jahai community and there are 516 people of 108 families stay in this village. The majority of Orang Asli in this village are muslims. The main occupations of the villagers are in the palm oil and rubber plantation. The development of the Village comes under the supervision of Department of the Orang Asli Affairs.From the Books of Tribal Communities in the Malay World by “Geoffrey Benjamin & Cynthia Chou” (2003) shows that there is society’s ancient perception towards Orang Asli. Malaysia is multi-racial country, this problem should not happen in order to meet with the Malaysia’s objective who value and practice unity. The problem is important because it affect Orang Asli Jahai interest and this has implications for the genuine livelihoods progress of Orang Asli Jahai community.  We choose to change the ancient perceptions towards 60 Orang Asli Jahai community in Sungai Rual, Jeli to strenghthening unity among 90 participants from University Malaysia Kelantan Kampus Kota, University Malaysia Kelantan Kampus Jeli and Sekolah Kebangsaan Pengkalan Chepa Kota Bharu. We aims to benefit Orang Asli Jahai community by providing them an opportunity to promote their culture and talents based on our project activities such as “Night story with traditional dancing” and more. This will lead Orang Asli Jahai community to be known among other communities by perform their traditional dancing. Additionally, we familiar that Orang Asli Jahai is creative in weaving so we provide entrepreneur innovation knowledge to benefit Orang Asli Jahai community about entrepreneur small business in collaboration with UMK EI and Jabatan Kemajuan Orang Asli (JAKOA)  to market Orang Asli Jahai products. We will also help in terms of creating a page related to Orang Asli Jahai in collaboration with University Malaysia Kelantan (UMK), American Corner Kelantan PPI UMK and Jabatan Kemajuan Orang Asli (JAKOA) to provide more exposure regarding Orang Asli.It is important for My Starfish Foundation and the public to support this project in terms of below :Cultural Conservation : Change the perception of other communities towards Orang Asli Jahai by providing exposure to Orang Asli Jahai culture such as play in group of community combination, traditional games, traditional dances and how Orang Asli’s in reality. By promoting unity and understanding among different communities, we can work towards eliminating stereotypes and prejudices. Economic Growth : Enable Orang Asli Jahai community about the potential of being an entrepreneur with innovation entrepreneur knowledge. This can lead to increase revenue, job opportunities and improved living standard for the community.  Community Engagement : Supporting this project will encourages community engagement and collaboration. All the participants can enhance the unity towards Orang Asli Jahai. It can also being able to avoid negative implications for the genuine livelihoods progress of the Orang Asli Jahai community. Knowledge Sharing : Innovation entrepreneur talk for new knowledge of innovation entrepreneur. Using whatever types of products that can have innovations element. This can empower their skills and insights that can lead to sustainable economic development.    Overall, public support for this project can have a significant positive impact on the Orang Asli Jahai community such like their economy, sociality, their livelihoods progress and this will fulfill Malaysia’s objective which is create unity between all types of races by foster inclusivity, empower the orang asli Jahai community, and build more harmonious society. 

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Universiti Malaysia Kelantan (UMK)
RM 360.00
Goal: RM 360.00
Fund Approved by MSF: RM 500.00

Overview of Issue / Background

This is a little bit of the Jahai community background. The Sungai Rual Orang Asli Village is located about 22 kilometers from the Jeli Town. It was established around 1972 with 7 chiefs (Tok Batin). Nowadays there are only 4 chiefs (Tok Batin). The area of the village is about 659 hectares. The Orang Asli are from the Jahai community and there are 516 people of 108 families stay in this village. The majority of Orang Asli in this village are muslims. The main occupations of the villagers are in the palm oil and rubber plantation. The development of the Village comes under the supervision of Department of the Orang Asli Affairs.

From the Books of Tribal Communities in the Malay World by “Geoffrey Benjamin & Cynthia Chou” (2003) shows that there is society’s ancient perception towards Orang Asli. Malaysia is multi-racial country, this problem should not happen in order to meet with the Malaysia’s objective who value and practice unity. The problem is important because it affect Orang Asli Jahai interest and this has implications for the genuine livelihoods progress of Orang Asli Jahai community. 

 

We choose to change the ancient perceptions towards 60 Orang Asli Jahai community in Sungai Rual, Jeli to strenghthening unity among 90 participants from University Malaysia Kelantan Kampus Kota, University Malaysia Kelantan Kampus Jeli and Sekolah Kebangsaan Pengkalan Chepa Kota Bharu. We aims to benefit Orang Asli Jahai community by providing them an opportunity to promote their culture and talents based on our project activities such as “Night story with traditional dancing” and more. This will lead Orang Asli Jahai community to be known among other communities by perform their traditional dancing. Additionally, we familiar that Orang Asli Jahai is creative in weaving so we provide entrepreneur innovation knowledge to benefit Orang Asli Jahai community about entrepreneur small business in collaboration with UMK EI and Jabatan Kemajuan Orang Asli (JAKOA)  to market Orang Asli Jahai products. We will also help in terms of creating a page related to Orang Asli Jahai in collaboration with University Malaysia Kelantan (UMK), American Corner Kelantan PPI UMK and Jabatan Kemajuan Orang Asli (JAKOA) to provide more exposure regarding Orang Asli.

It is important for My Starfish Foundation and the public to support this project in terms of below :

  • Cultural Conservation : Change the perception of other communities towards Orang Asli Jahai by providing exposure to Orang Asli Jahai culture such as play in group of community combination, traditional games, traditional dances and how Orang Asli’s in reality. By promoting unity and understanding among different communities, we can work towards eliminating stereotypes and prejudices.

 

  • Economic Growth : Enable Orang Asli Jahai community about the potential of being an entrepreneur with innovation entrepreneur knowledge. This can lead to increase revenue, job opportunities and improved living standard for the community.

 

  • Community Engagement : Supporting this project will encourages community engagement and collaboration. All the participants can enhance the unity towards Orang Asli Jahai. It can also being able to avoid negative implications for the genuine livelihoods progress of the Orang Asli Jahai community.

 

  • Knowledge Sharing : Innovation entrepreneur talk for new knowledge of innovation entrepreneur. Using whatever types of products that can have innovations element. This can empower their skills and insights that can lead to sustainable economic development. 

 

 

 

Overall, public support for this project can have a significant positive impact on the Orang Asli Jahai community such like their economy, sociality, their livelihoods progress and this will fulfill Malaysia’s objective which is create unity between all types of races by foster inclusivity, empower the orang asli Jahai community, and build more harmonious society.

 

Project Objectives (Vision & Mission)

Vision

We choose to change the ancient perceptions towards 60 Orang Asli Jahai community in Sungai Rual, Jeli to strenghthening unity among 90 participants from University Malaysia Kelantan Kampus Kota, University Malaysia Kelantan Kampus Jeli and Sekolah Kebangsaan Pengkalan Chepa Kota Bharu.

Mission :

To continue the activities that could give the Orang Asli Jahai community some benefits for a long period of time. 

Project Details (Activities and Tasks)

1. Culture and value : “Night story ala-ala Mak Inang Asli Bumi”. Mak Inang refer to traditional dance Malay and Chinese, Asli is Orang Asli, and bumi is refer to Malaysia’s multi-racial. Its required community Orang Asli Jahai and other communites to come out with their traditional dancing include with the story of their culture. They can also act for the story. Participants : 130 (Mix Participants Group) 

2. Entrepreneur Knowledge : Innovation entrepreneur talk for new knowledge of innovation entrepreneur. Using whatever types of products that can have innovations element. (Participants : 150)

3. Orang Asli products : Weaving activities for adults (Participants : 70 Adults) and “Make a keychain” and color activity (Participants : 60 Children)

4.Happiness of the community : (Musical chair), all the participants will be involve to play the musical chairs at the school’s field. This aims to give them happiness together. Team Children & Team Adults. (Participants : 130)

5. Relationship : ("Unbroken Tied"). Aim towards the objective, our bonding should never broken. Participants : 130 (Group Girl & Group Boys)

6. Unity : (Tug of War) “Bersatu kita teguh, berpecah kita roboh”. Will be played in a combination group of adults. Its aim to create the bonding towards all the communities. (Participants : 70 Adults) (Participants : 60 Children (Cheerleaders) )

7. Cooperation of Unity : (Broken radio), all the participants teams will act towards the actions words given by each participants team. Example : Team 1 give an action words towards Team 2, Team 2 reply back to Team 1 for action. Same play goes to other teams. Participants : 130 (Mix Participants Group)

8.Symbolize Unity, Culture & Value : ("Symbolize Songs"), create a song lyrics symbolize all your team community. This activity need each team to perform a songs with their creativity in symbolize all the community in Malaysia. Participants : 130 (Mix Participants Group)


 

Expected Project Result & Outcomes

  1. Successful change the 90 perceptions of other communities from UMK Kampus Kota, UMK Kampus Jeli and SK Pengkalan Chepa by gathering feedbacks from the participants.
  2. The participation and interest of 150 participants from all difference communities shown can indicate the success of fostering cultural exchange and appreciation.
  3. Long term relationship bonding with 60 community Orang Asli Jahai and 90 other communities in term of unity.
  4. 60 people from community Orang Asli Jahai can increase their life stability from the collaboration with UMK EI in market their products.
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