PITCH – Preservation of Indigenous Traditions and Cultural Heritage

Our project aims to preserve and reclaim the history of Bornean indigenous communities whilst promoting indigenous rights. For 3 years, together with our local partners, we will collect analyze and archive oral histories, and create the first collection of Borneo Indigenous Knowledge and Traditions at the Library of Congress (USA) in partnership with Malaysian museums. We will also contribute to the dissemination and transmission of this knowledge in Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities using educational tools, training young community leaders to continue the preservation of Indigenous knowledge, and engaging the public through public discussion and democratic inclusion workshops.

Objective

To Empower minority groups in Borneo towards reclaiming their histories and political agency.

Solution

To reclaim the historical narrative is to regain political agency. We will collect, archive and disseminate knowledge of Borneo indigenous heritage and traditions to contribute to its transmission, restore the national narrative and advocate for democratic inclusion of indigenous communities with a particular emphasis on women and girls.

POWARE – Political Empowerment of Women & Girls

Poware is a global project that aims at developing creative digital tools for the civic education of women and girls. Our challenge is to find solutions to break the cultural, political and social barriers that hinder women’s rights, and in particular their participation in community decision and the local and national political process. WoW is developing a digital application to empower Malaysian women and girls by increasing political awareness through civic education to encourage community leadership and political participation. Our team is also developing new digital tools to empower non-literate communities through folk stories.

Objective

Empowering Women and Girls.

Solution

Increase political participation and community leadership through civic education. We create fun digital education and training tools for women, girls and women community leaders.