According to the Pelan Strategik Kemaguan Orang Asli 2011, 82% of Orang Asli are in need of housing aid; that’s approximately 12,322 families who live in unsafe housing in Peninsular Malaysia. We believe that everyone has the right to an adequate standard of living, including the basic necessity of food, clothing, and shelter.
So to solve this problem, we intend to provide safe and sustainable housing for underprivileged communities in the Batang Kali region of Malaysia. Also we plan to build relationships between the urban and rural communities to diminish the current divide and provide families with homes not just houses!
We are a dedicated team of Chemical and Mechanical Engineering students who are committed to helping those in need! Our team includes:
Nazween Adryuna, Taylors University
Lim Zhen Tong, Taylors University
Tan Wei Sheng, Taylors University
Farah Raman, Taylors University
Wong Khai Jiet, Taylors University
Hamzah Sheikh, University of Birmingham
Joshua Stone, University of Birmingham
Jess Greenwood, University of Birmingham
We will be responsible for designing and building a sustainable feature for one of the houses as well as aiding in the building process itself. Our design focus in initial brainstorming sessions has been directed towards water and sewage management devices. This addition to the current housing design could drastically improve sanitation and consequently the health of the local people. By attending a builder basic workshop we intend to build a home, with carefully designed sustainable features, in only 3 days!
In order for this project to succeed our design team must raise the necessary funds for the entire construction of our product and the house itself before we depart in September. The total costing of this project is £2630, a relatively small amount for the massive impact this home will have on the lives of the family affected.
Find out more about our project: https://www.epichome.org/