We Stand With
Refugees.|Sustainability.|Humanity.

Meet Our Friends,
the Rohingya Refugees

The Rohingya are often said to be the world’s most persecuted minority. They are denied Burmese citizenship under the 1982 Citizenship Law and are therefore stateless, which denies them access to fundamental human rights. In Malaysia today, there are about 80,000 to 100,000 Rohingya refugees in asylum. Mostly deprived of access to an education, a job and basic welfare, they encounter difficult challenges every day.

Noor's Family

Meet the Noor's Family.

In Malaysia today, there are an estimated 80,000 to 100,000 Rohingya refugees in asylum. Mostly deprived of access to education and job, they encounter difficulties and tough challenges in their daily lives. While many Rohingya refugees in Malaysia possess a refugee card issued by UNHCR, a big number of them still remain unemployed, unschooled, and unattended. On December 18, 2016, we met the Noor family, a married couple with 7 children, youngest at 8-month-old, and the eldest 13-year-old. The mother, Sammaras has a completely fractured arm on the right, untended for the past 2 years; and the father, Noor Hakim, was diagnosed with tuberculosis a year ago, which is until today left untreated as the family is unable to afford the medical expenses. Over the coming months, we started getting engaged in several Rohingya communities in various parts of Malaysia, and regularly raising fund to assist the medically ill.

Our Solution

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.

 

Our goal to attain sustainability is a dynamic process with 3 underlying key components: sustainable housing, permaculture, and community empowerment.

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.

Join us today.

We need your involvement in every possible way; be it as a volunteer (long or short term), a partner who can offer us valuable capacities and expertise, a donor, an activist, a social worker, or in general, your ideas and innovation. Simply drop us a message below, We shall further discuss and explore collaboration opportunities.

If you wish to volunteer with us, do take your time to fill in the following application form.


From the Media


The Struggle of the Rohingya: Escape from Myanmar

Al Jazeera

The Hidden Genocide

Our Headquarters

Langkawi, Kedah, Malaysia

Phone: +33 6 63 26 85 67 (France) | Osman
Phone: +6 019 463 9656 (Malaysia) | Osman
Phone: +6 017 515 6261 (Malaysia) | Petra
Email: info@100village.org

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