Empowering Orang Asli community in sustainable livelihoods and community leadership development in Mukim Tanjung Duabelas, Kuala Langat District, Selangor

The beneficiary of this project is the B40 Orang Asli Temuan community in Mukim Tanjung Dua Belas from three villages located adjacent to the Kuala Langat North Forest Reserve (KLNFR) - Kampung Orang Asli Bukit Cheeding, Kampung Orang Asli Busut Baru and Kampung Orang Asli Pulau Kempas.

The Temuan community who earns on daily basis, depends on self-employment, agricultural work, collection and selling of non-timber forest products for livelihood and sustenance. During the pandemic of COVID-19, they are adversely impacted by the Movement Control Orders due to difficulties to earn an income. 

With the lack of sustainable livelihood options to generate steady income, the dwindling status of KLNFR as a forest reserve which they depend on and the lack of knowledge and skills of the youngsters to lead the community towards solving environmental, economic and legal issues at the local levels, it is imperative to develop long-term and tailored strategies and support to improve their socio-economic status. 

Therefore, the main goal of this project is to strengthen the adaptive capacity and welfare of selected Orang Asli community by providing strategic options for sustainable livelihood and youth development via diversification of economic options, sustainable employment opportunities as well as human capital and skills development.

Duration: June 2021 – May 2023 (2 years)

Funder: Yayasan Hasanah (YH)

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For more information about the project, please e-mail us at outreach@gec.org.my