"JUST BECAUSE WE CAN'T TRAVEL, IT DOESN'T MEAN THAT WE CAN'T MOVE WITH OUR ONLINE MOVEMENT."
Globally, many are facing trying times, and we hope with all our collaborations (more to come)
happening locally and globally, we can rise above it together.
What are we preparing for 2021:
We are currently in progress to build #ROJAKSTORIES by THE ROJAK PROJEK, an inclusive online platform which centers on promoting unity through sharing of stories, culture and diversity with an aim to bridge the Malaysian gap regardless of age, gender, race, abilities or social status.
We will be working with a lot of youths through this online impact.
In fact, if you are reading this, we need more of you :)
OUR 2021 goal is to bridge between East and West Malaysia and create a better understanding of our unheard communities (online).
THE OBEJECTIVE for the youths is to lend a voice to unheard, underrepresented fellow Malaysians and increase awareness on their stories and experiences through various ways such as:
- Conducting Online Interviews
- Writing Articles to share their stories
- Video Editing
- Website Design
- Social Media
DID YOU KNOW IN MALAYSIA...
We have more than 250+ Ethnic/Sub-Ethnic groups that has been classified as
'Dan Lain-Lain'? For those who are unfamiliar with Malaysian governing system, we have four categories to fit our identity; 'Malay', ‘Chinese' 'Indian' and 'Lain-lain’ (Others)
So this is going to be a next level adventure to finally e-meet all our brothers and sisters online :) For us, the ultimate aim in Malaysia is to overcome ignorance and help our nation to know each other better while acknowledging and appreciating all of our differences.
OUR MISSION is to unite Malaysia's diverse culture and proudly share this with the world.
Yes, we want to share the beauty of our Malaysia out of Malaysia in various ways :)
SO WHAT DO YOU NEED TO KNOW?
We have created this puzzle template for the youths/students to conduct an interview with our unheard communities. What we are building for these young people is an additional sense that brings revelation to them as they see through the hearts of the unheard communities. This heightens their sensitivity because now they get to experience knowing others differently and this allows them to create more empathy. In fact, this is the best time to change perception in this creative journey under THE ROJAK PROJEK.
SO LET'S WORK TOGETHER, SHALL WE? :)
HERE'S HOW YOU CAN HELP
1) CONNECT, PARTICIPATE & CONTRIBUTE
Local or international students from schools, institutions, community classes, youth clubs or youth organizations who are interested to participate to grow with us, email us now!
TO OUR FELLOW
"When I heard about this Rojak Projek, it felt so close to my heart because I feel like this is exactly what we need right now, you know. We need to make other people especially those in our own country to be more aware of how diverse we are so that we can include as many people as possible, no matter what our background is, so yeah I’m actually excited about this interview." - Priscilla Siaman Tylors (Bidayuh)
To all our East Malaysians who are open and willing to share your culture and heritage, feel free to email us with the following details:
- Culture/Heritage: (If you have more than one, share all of them. Eg. I am a mix of Portuguese, Chinese and Malay)
2) INTERNATIONAL AND LOCAL COLLABORATION
Arts & community or any organizations who are interested to collaborate through showcasing THE ROJAK PROJEK's artworks globally or to conduct online workshops where we can create a cross cultural experience, email us now :)