Biji-biji Initiative would hereby cordially invites you to the Open Source Circular Economy Days 2016 – Social Friday which will be held on Friday 17th June 2016, 8pm.
What is Biji-biji Initiative?
Founded in 2012, Biji-biji Initiative is a social enterprise that aims to share progressive ideas with everyone. We champion sustainable living, reuse waste creatively and we love collaborative production. By using discarded materials, basic electronics and passive building techniques we aim to inspire Malaysians with fresh and fun approaches to sustainable living. Here at our Open Workshop in Jalan Ipoh, Kuala Lumpur, we strive to create viable resources and making this accessible to the masses. We invite any interested individual to collaborate with us. biji-biji.com
There are a little less than 900 indigenous villages in Malaysia, and many of them are facing similar problems. Due to the remoteness of these villages and the small populations, it is difficult for a government to mobilise full infrastructure. The work we do there requires 4×4 vehicles to send us in with our equipment each time. Children have insufficient to no lights they could use to study with at night. Babies can’t even sleep without the aid of USB fans powered by mobile phone power banks.
We imagine, action by the greater public, i.e. crowdfunding and volunteering, would create a great sentiment of public independence in creating support for underserved communities. People coming together, through the internet medium or collaborating in real life, creates solutions.
Working collaboratively, social enterprise Biji-biji Initiative and friends are initiating efforts to introduce 3 different alternative energy generators;
i ) Two in One Solar Panel Street Lights & USB Charging Stations
ii ) Cycle Powered Generators
iii) Pico Hydro Generators
And they aren’t just setting them up and leaving them there, as what had happened with previous efforts, which went faulty as quickly as they came. Knowledge, skills and ideas will be transmitted over a few visits to the village that is tucked in the interiors of a northern Malaysian jungle with no road access.
A Waste Management Workshop, and also Maintenance Workshops for the 3 electricity generators, as well as fun Upcycling Workshops for the kids and adults alike to review the value of their reusable waste products.
We’re reaching out to raise funds to buy necessary batteries which each home needs to power their house for the night. A battery costs 100USD. Although there are 80 houses in the village, not every home needs a battery as some could be fixed. Donate via our crowdfunding campaign.
For more information on OSCE Days or for collaboration opportunities, please contact: