In late 2016, 18-year old Malaysian student Arran Rahul Hashim of Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Oregon, reached out to ECOMY and initiated an idea to provide solar powered light to local indigenous Orang Asli communities in Malaysia.

 

In a timespan as short as 6 months, Arran with the support of his college teamed up with ECOMY and launched KampungKu, the innovative solar installation project to support Orang Asli communities that live in and around protected areas in Malaysia.

In phase 1 of the maiden project, 10 easy-to-use, mobile solar panels for lights were presented to the Orang Asli community of Kampung Dedari which is located upriver from Kuala Tahan and across from Taman Negara, Pahang.

 

Long term monitoring of the KampungKu solar project is supported by local community group, the Bird Group Taman Negara (BGTN).

ECOMY through Kampungku has set its sights on lighting up many more villages in the near future and continues to look for more partnerships to spread the gift of light far and wide.

 

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2019 Activity Calendar

  • 3 - 5th April 2019

  • 18th May 2019

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We are blessed to have so much natural resources here in Taman Negara and one of the best and unique are the orang asli community! This is one way ECOMY in partnership with Lewis & Clark College and localised NGO such as the BGTN, can appreciate and support local communities that continue to play an important role in ecotourism and as wardens of our rainforest.

ANDREW SEBASTIAN

ECOMY CEO & Co-founder

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