How the Youth Can Get Involved in Social Change

Global Climate Strike in KL

The (Super)Powers of the Youth Photo by The Star In comic books and on movie screens, the looming disaster threatening to wipe out “life as we know it” is always intercepted and quashed (often at the last possible minute, for maximum dramatic effect) by the unwavering protagonist — the superhero. In this battle against the […]

How much did we recycle in 2020?

Recycling bins

Photo by Nareeta Martin on Unsplash Reduce, Reuse, Recycle! Reduce, Reuse, Recycle! Echoing chants every year on earth day, holding up banners of green earth with the patches of blue and devoting ourselves to the environmental cause. From separating our trash in different coloured bins, encouraging our friends and family to bring their canvas tote […]

Community Development


Photo by Vonecia Carswell on Unsplash Whether it be countries or their people, we are all active in the pursuit to better our standard of living. However, the likelihood of our success is linked to the communities we live in. For example, you could have a beautiful house, fully furnished to your comfort. But, if […]

Small-scale innovation for large social impact

Community, Children Playing

Photo by Andrik Langfield on Unsplash There’s a common misconception when it comes to enterprises or innovations that predominantly have a social impact, and Malaysia is no exception to this. The illusion is that social innovations and enterprises tend to be viewed as charities or welfare organisations. But, on the contrary, they fill in the […]

Community Development – 5 Malaysian NGOs Actively Involved in Communities

"Community is Strength" banner

Photo by John Cameron on Unsplash Today’s rapid increase in modernisation and industrialisation has brought about significant changes in Malaysian society. With ongoing structural changes in the economic aspect, we have further expanded to changes in social and political elements.  This upward shift in social and political aspects in society can be attributed to a […]

Climate Refugees

A stone crusher mill in Bangladesh

Photo by Sadiq Nafee on Unsplash Climate Refugees—Driven out of their homes due to disasters or sudden long-term changes to their local environments, compromising their well-being and livelihood. Have you heard of them? Who are they, and where do they come from? Let’s start with the fact of the matter, climate change is real, and […]

Uplifting communities and transforming the value of waste through RIPPLE, an A.R.C. Challenge Malaysia project by the British Council

Biji-biji Initiative partners with Falmouth University in the Responsible Innovation Plastics Project for Life and Environment  (RIPPLE) project through the ‘Awareness, Resilience and Collaboration’ A.R.C. Challenge Malaysia by the British Council. Through the A.R.C. Challenge Malaysia, one of the British Council’s initiatives in leading up to the COP26, Biji-biji Initiative looks forward to partnering with Falmouth […]

The power of youth-led social innovation

What is social innovation? Social innovation is the process of developing and making use of effective solutions to solve systemic social and environmental issues in support of social progress. These solutions often require collaboration across the government, business and nonprofit world.  In general, social innovation focuses on ideas and solutions that creates social value, and […]

Recycling Symbols vs Plastic Resin Codes – They Don’t Mean the Same Thing

recycling resin codes and colorful bins

Sometimes it seems like everything in the modern-day consists of some sort of plastic component — perhaps because to a massive extent it does? After all, plastic does account for the third-highest source of waste globally. The lightweight, durable and versatile material, with its inexpensive production costs makes it one of the highest utilised materials in the […]

Changemaker Talent Development Programme 2021: An Impactful HR Internship Experience

Changemaker Talent Development Programme

The Changemaker Talent Development Programme (CTDP) is Biji-biji Initiative and Me.reka’s flagship trainee programme, aimed at nurturing talent with real-world experiences and opportunities to create impact solutions. The team checked in with Natalia Shahrilnazim, a Human Resource Intern at Biji-biji Initiative, to find out about Natalia’s experience. Hello! My name is Natalia Shahrilnazim. I am […]