JCI FreeMarket Project

Member

Tze Ek Ng


Duration

March 19, 2017

Target

Rural Communities around Babagon Area


Target population

500


People impacted

500


Sustainable Development Goal

No Poverty


Development stage

Education and Economic Empowerment


Purpose

People say that nothing in life is free but what if you could actually take anything you like without having to pay a single cent for it?
It may sound too good to be true, but that is what the FreeMarket is all about. As its name suggests, the market, has a concept similar to a regular flea market, except that everything you see there can be yours, for free.


Overview

Three NGOs mainly JCI Kota Kinabalu, JCI Intan and JCI Penampang jointly organised FreeMarket project at Sekolah Kebangsaan Babagon, Penampang on 19th March 2017. The 3 NGOs organised the project following their chapter’s respective installation. This is the a reflection for the first step for JCI to be more inclusive and help rural communities in the state.
Among items donated in the FreeMarket were stationary, vegetables, clothes and food. The organisers received donation and help from Pandu Puteri, Majlis Belia Sabah as well as International JCI Chapters such as JCI Manila, JCI Angeles City and JCI Greater Zamboanga Sibugay. Total RM5000 in kind donation was given out the more than 500 people in need around the area.
JCI Malaysia National President, Nurulhuda Afandi was also present to witness the project and expressed her confidence in JCI Area Sabah creating impactful and meaningful projects that make a difference in our community.
In the current day where prices of items are only going up and everyone is pinching on their budget, the FreeMarket might be a blessing for those who are in need.
JCI Kota Kinabalu, JCI Intan and JCI Penampang all expressed that this is only the first series of community projects that they have planned, watch out for more information from their respective FB to get more upcoming community projects.


Results

Among items donated in the FreeMarket were stationary, vegetables, clothes and food. The organisers received donation and help from Pandu Puteri, Majlis Belia Sabah as well as International JCI Chapters such as JCI Manila, JCI Angeles City and JCI Greater Zamboanga Sibugay. Total RM5000 in kind donation was given out the more than 500 people in need around the area.


Recommendations

JCI Kota Kinabalu, JCI Intan and JCI Penampang all expressed that this is only the first series of community projects that they have planned, watch out for more information from their respective FB to get more upcoming community projects.

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