SOCIAL PROJECT OVERVIEW
Due to the stigma attached to drug addiction, former/ rehabilitated drug users often encounter roadblocks when it comes to reintegrating into the society. They often encounter rejections during job searches and shunned by the common society. Facing unemployment, financial difficulties and various challenges on the streets, many often relapsed and return to their addiction. KOMITED Malaysia is actively working to address this problem through various skills and on-the-job training. As part of the reintegration training efforts, the KOMITED Kelulut project is a module to introduce rehabilitated individuals to agriculture in the form of beekeeping and honey farming. Rehabilitate individuals are not only exposed to beekeeping and honey farming but also train in time management, job responsibility, good work ethics, teamwork, communication skills, entrepreneurial skills, basic financial management, sales and marketing and many more.
Unfortunately, organisations that provide support and rehabilitation related to drug abuse often find themselves overlooked when it comes to seeking funds for their community projects.With your support, the honey farm project would not only improve the lives of KOMITED Malaysia’s direct stakeholders but also make the world a better place.
WHO IS KOMITED MALAYSIA?
KOMITED Malaysia (Komuniti Intervensi Dadah Malaysia) or DiC Malaysia (Drugs Intervention Community Malaysia) was established in 2001. It is a registered non-profit Community Based Organisation (CBO) (ROS PPM- 014-06- 05092001) with a mission is to strengthen the access to comprehensive intervention in drug and substance abuse via prevention, treatment, care and support. With over 26 facilities, its services include male and female-only drop in centres, care and rehabilitation facilities, a 24-hour helpline, a shelter home for children affected by parents who use drugs and palliative care. To date, the organization has impacted thousands through its comprehensive drug intervention efforts.
For more information on the organisation, please visit https://komitedmalaysia.weebly.com/
ABOUT THE BEES, HONEY FARM LOCATION & TRAINING
Trigona bees, locally-known as Kelulut is a species of stingless bees that preside abundantly in Malaysian jungles. Kelulut honey is highly- prized for its taste and health benefits. Due to the gentle nature of bees and their delectable honey, Kelulut is much-beloved by Malaysians.
Our test/ first bee colony is thriving
KOMITED Malaysia has been awarded a small stretch of land from the Pahang State Government for the its projects and activities. The patch of jungle with secondary growth has been acknowledged by a local beekeeping expert as suitable for bee habitat. The land is being sustainably prepped for the farm.
Prepped section of honey farm location with secondary jungle growth.
Individuals who had successfully completed rehabilitation and volunteered for this project are being trained on pro-bono basis by local beekeeping experts on the know-hows of beekeeping and sustainable honey harvesting techniques. After achieving certain competency level, they will receive basic bookkeeping, marketing and other management lessons.
WHAT THE FUNDS WILL BE USED FOR
Your generous contributions will be used to purchase bee colonies, bee house materials and other beekeeping equipments. One typical bee colony on average cost USD 200.