Awards: What awards or honors has the project received?
Ecocentric Transitions has received the following awards;
Ford conservation & environmental Grants :2014
To establish an educational and productive worm farm RM 9,750
Entrepreneurs for Good Wave 2 : 2014
To develop our social enterprise, produce education modules and enhance services RM 29,000
Where have you learnt about the competition?
we learnt of this competition from the Arthur Guinness Project coordinators in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Tell us about your partnerships:
Project & content; British Council Malaysia, The Malaysian Green Building Confederation, George Town Festival, MyHarapan Youth Foundation and LA21 KL
Corporate Social Responsibility; Maybank, DHL Malaysia
Complimentary education modules & activity; International School of KL, WWF Malaysia Green Schools initiative and Methodist College KL.
Challenges: What challenges might hinder the success of your project and how do you plan to overcome them?
We have learnt from past projects;
i. The procedures to engage with local council and resident groups in turning non productive marginal land into edible gardens
ii. We have developed edible garden teaching modules to skill build and empower community members
iii. Providing coop business model coaching
Garden Gym activities to gain external assistance (funding and manpower) in building edible gardens for the underprivileged community
Industry based support
To gain credibility of each project and build community confidence and exposure