The BIG GIVE is a fundraising campaign started by 100% Project in 2016 to provide teachers with school essentials at the start of the school year.
This year we are reactivating BIG GIVE to provide FREE Reusable Face Masks to ALL schools in Malaysia.
Why are we leading this initiative?
Due to COVID-19, all schools in Malaysia were abruptly closed and students have been made to learn from home since Malaysia imposed the MCO on 18 March 2020.
Months have passed and students and teachers have been struggling with effectively learning from home. Therefore, the Ministry of Education has announced that schools begin reopening in stages on 24 June 2020. However, our battle against COVID-19 is not yet over until we find a vaccine.
- The reopening of certain classes in schools during this first phase involves some 500,000 students at 2,440 schools
- Overall, there are nearly 5 million students enrolled in MOE primary and secondary schools in Malaysia- click on this link to view stats - Quick facts 2019_Malaysia Educational Statistics
We want to ensure the safety of our schools during the reopening - that means providing our students, teachers and school administrators with reusable cloth face masks to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 in schools.
About This Fundraiser
We have partnered with Mangosteen, a social enterprise that is working with a community of mothers to make reusable cloth face masks. Each face mask costs RM20, so for every RM10 raised on 100% Project, Mangosteen will match the donation to provide a mask to a student or teacher.
When you donate to this initiative, you are not only sponsoring one (1) free reusable cloth face mask to a school, you are also indirectly securing the livelihoods of a community of mothers who are sewing these face masks to support their families.
Every single ringgit will be spent on securing the safety and the livelihoods of those most impacted by this global health pandemic through two key components:
- Ensure that ALL schools (teachers, school administrators, students) get a FREE reusable cloth face mask to prevent the spread of COVID-19
- Ensure mothers who are in need of a job to support their families get a steady flow of income, are paid a fair wage and are provided the resources, training and opportunity to become skilled artisans
A Note From A Teacher
My name is Ratnadewi Lim and and I am a teacher in SMK Segambut. I was first posted to this school as a Teach For Malaysia fellow and opted to continue serving after the 2-year fellowship ended. SMK Segambut is a high-need secondary school in Kuala Lumpur with a population of 597 students, 67 teachers and 13 staff members. It is a racially diverse school and has a Special Education Program integrated into the main school system. Many of our students are from low socio-economic backgrounds and therefore have been adversely impacted by the pandemic. They were not able to follow online lessons due to hardware and bandwidth limitations which means it is crucial for them to be able to return to school safely.
Coming from B40 families makes it challenging for our students to continuously purchase face masks to protect themselves. Some students would reuse their disposable masks over a few days as their families can’t afford to provide them with a fresh mask every single day. Furthermore, the school is located within the industrial area of Segambut (along the main road of Jalan Segambut) therefore having reusable masks would be highly useful not just as protection from the Covid-19 virus but also from the smoke and dust that are affecting the school’s community on a daily basis. Fresh air is certainly something that we do not get here in SMK Segambut.
We are truly grateful to all of you who are willing to help our students. Investing in our students’ well-being and their education simply means that you’re investing in a better Malaysia. Thanking you in advance for your kindness and generosity. Let’s do this #forthekids
Attention: Calling all School Principals and Teachers
We are inviting all school principals and teachers to nominate their school to receive our free reusable cloth face masks. There is no criteria. Just fill in the details of your school and the no. of reusable cloth face mask you'll require in this Google Form.
We are looking to work with all Ministry of Education departments - JPNs and PPDs to ensure all SOPs and approvals are complied with in order for schools to be the beneficiaries of this initiative. We respect all your hard work and we strive to support you in providing all our schools with the resources they need in this challenging time. Please reach out to us at [email protected] if you have any questions or requests.
100% Project Team