Meet Our Friends,
the Rohingya Refugees
Establishing self-sufficiency and community resilience is always our primary focus of the 100Village Project. We do this by promoting sustainable living and socioenvironmental co-development.
Through developing permaculture and sustainable infrastructures in the village we are going to build with the Rohingya refugees and volunteers, we provide these refugee families an opportunity to be self-sufficient as well as assist them in cultural development and community organizing.
Empowering the families in the development process is an essential ethos to what we aspire for. We engage the community and assist its leaders in making a positive, longterm difference from the current situation.
At the end of March 2017, we will begin building a prototype of a village house in Ceruk Ghenali, Langkawi Island, Malaysia, while at the same time developing agriculture in the adjacent land while we are able to experiment and implement permaculture solutions to achieve selfsufficiency.
The structure will also feature sustainable solutions such as waste management, energy production, rainwater harvesting, and vernacular concepts that take into consideration the refugees’ culture, religion and tradition. We will empower Noor’s family and a group of Rohingya refugees we have met and engaged in Langkawi early March in prototype development.