The partnership between Ninja Van Malaysia and Global Peace Foundation Malaysia has helped to fortify the lives of almost 300 Orang Asli families in Malaysia
KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA, 29 SEPTEMBER 2022 – Ninja Van Malaysia and Global Peace Foundation Malaysia (Global Peace) have been working hand in hand towards the betterment of the Orang Asli (OA)’s livelihood in the country.
Ninja Van Malaysia and Global Peace first announced their partnership in March 2022. As Global Peace’s primary delivery partner, Ninja Van Malaysia has travelled over 3,450 km to transport materials for the facilitation of programmes. To date, the partnership has successfully supported projects involving syntropic farming with 25 new farmers, building washrooms for 30 families, instalment of solar water pump system for water access to 200 families and also instalment of solar lights for 40 families.
Adzim Halim, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Ninja Van Malaysia said: “It has been six months since our partnership began with Global Peace and we have managed to extend our delivery support all the way to Pahang, home to the largest OA community in Malaysia. We are honoured to partner with Global Peace as we believe that the well-being of the OA community in Malaysia requires a collaborative effort. Moving forward, we hope to continue doing our part in delivering meaningful impact for the OA community projects and create greater efficiency for Global Peace’s initiatives.”
Speaking on their initiatives, Dr. Teh Su Thye, CEO of Global Peace, said, “We have carried out many development projects for the OA communities in Malaysia since 2016. Nevertheless, there are still more initiatives that need to be induced to address the challenges faced by the OA communities. These challenges include having no access to clean water and sanitation, energy poverty, poor housing, inconsistent livelihood, lack of education, and high illiteracy rates.”
Ninja Van Malaysia’s seamless and hassle-free delivery has helped Global Peace in carrying out multiple projects targeted primarily at the OA communities in Rompin and Pekan districts of Pahang. To date, the partnership has recorded nine inter-state deliveries and it has consequently helped Global Peace to minimise logistics costs so they can focus on crafting and implementing projects that can improve the livelihood of the community.
In all aspects, Dr. Teh and his team aspire for the OA communities in Malaysia to secure access to basic rights, be it proper hygiene, financial stability, reliable food security, sufficient access to clean water, complete home facilities, proper roads, or even a balanced education. They also envision the OA communities to be self-reliant, resilient, while preserving their precious culture, tradition, and identity.