“Growth means change and change involves risk, stepping from the known to the unknown – George Shinn”
Many young people now seem to be actively participating and volunteering themselves in how to sustain the natural sources that we have.
The CEO of Biji-biji Initiative, Rashvin Pal Singh is the only Malaysian and one of 20 civil society leaders from around the world selected to mentor Community Engagement Exchange (CEE) Fellows during their U.S-based fellowship with a three-month practicum in the United States.
The Community Engagement Exchange Program (CEE) is a year-long leadership development program, designed to enable young civil society leaders to harness the power of networks, relationships, and information for the public good, which is sponsored by the U.S Department of State with funding provided by the U.S Government and supported in its implementation by IREX.
Rashvin’s Biji-biji Initiative is one of Malaysia’s pioneering and award-winning Social Enterprise that champions sustainability.
Biji-biji Initiative comprises subsidiaries across a few industries, in Ethical Fashion, Circular Economy Solutions, and their latest venture ME.REKA, is an innovative and alternative education model, designed to build 21st Century talents. Rashvin plays a regular role in global programs and speaking engagements, he was a panel speaker at the Social Enterprise World Forum (SEWF) 2019 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and was selected as an Obama Leader in the Asia Pacific inaugural cohort.
In 2019, Biji-biji won the Common Objective (CO) Leadership Award in the UK, and in 2018 Biji-biji was recognised as the Social Enterprise of the Year at the Sustainable Business Awards and got their World Fair Trade Organisation (WFTO) certification.
Besides in 2015, Biji-biji won the coveted SME Innovation Challenge by Alliance Bank, which is the first and only Impact Driven business to win the award.
Through this great initiative effort, to date, approximately 27,360,000+ watts of energy have been generated and 15,327kg of waste has been diverted from landfills and oceans.
With all the knowledge that you gain from this engagement on resilience and sustainable development and more, we hope that knowledge will be passed down to one another as it can be a valuable asset for future generations.
Good luck on this big endeavour of yours, Rashvin!