We fed the homeless community 3 days weekly on the basis that food is a medium of communication to assist the homeless. TNLP stopped this project in Feb 2016 due to excess feeding phenomenon from the public.
THE NASI LEMAK PROJECT
Young, Sincere, Independent
We sell the best Nasi Lemak in Malaysia, cooked by urban poor Nasi Lemak food producers.
When we’re not selling Nasi Lemak and creating urban poor entrepreneurs, we do youth-driven social impact projects.
About The Nasi Lemak Project
The Nasi Lemak Project (TNLP) started in 2012, funded by US Embassy of Kuala Lumpur to eradicate poverty through volunteerism. We started off by streetfeeding activities to the homeless 3 days a week, aiming to foster a continuous relationship with them in order to get the homeless off the streets.
The Nasi Lemak Project’s mission is to eradicate poverty in the most sustainable, cost-effective and impact-maximized way possible. Our core principles are outlined as below:
Projects done must be financially sustainable, impactfully sustainable or both.
Project costing must be lean and transparent
Project impact must be direct and calculable, using SROI (Social Return on Investment) or any impact measurement methodologies.
Awards & Affliations
International Muhammad Ali Humanitarian Award 2014
Top 12 Winners of Berbudi Berganda Social Innovation Challenge 2014
Top 25 Social Enterprises in MaGIC Social Enterprise Accelerator 2015
Supported by the US Embassy of Kuala Lumpur
Muhammad Ali Humanitarian Award 2014
Sustainable Charity Organization
TNLP strives to alleviate poverty through social entrepreneurship and youth volunteerism. We
are totally independent, non-religious and non-political entity, and does not receive any
consistent financial help from any institution.
Streetrangers Movement (Now Discontinued)
We teach urban poor children in low-cost housing areas. Volunteer teachers from all walks of life teach English language and soft-skills, 14-weeks per cycle.
We train underprivileged youths graphic design skills in a 3-month intensive industrial classes. The youths are trained to utilize Adobe Creative Suite and soft-skills to prepare them to be junior graphic designers. The youths will be then employed by companies, or polished to start their own business – capitalized by TNLP.
A hub of youths who are passionate in cooking and entrepreneurship.
Kampung Chef is where they get practical culinary training, entrepreneurship training, micro-capital, and start their own food business.
Sedapnya by The Nasi Lemak Project
This is the social business which sustains TNLP.
TNLP cultivates poor families to be quality food producers, and creates market through effective marketing and Sedapnya branding. We sell Nasi Lemak and various other delicacies in selected kiosks nationwide, online catering order and office lunch subscription.
Stingarden Theatre Project
We use theatre to teach slum children English and confidence. This is a social business model, where the children act in a commercial theatre and earn additional income too. We stage Stingarden Theatre twice a year, after approximately 4-6 months of training for every cycle.
Mini Social Impact Projects
We build conducive learning spaces for underprivileged rural children, with all the ownership to the children themselves. Lepak Library is open for adoption by any corporate or institutions, and will be open according to the likes of the children – so they get to maximize the library. We build at least 4 libraries every year.
We mobilize the power of youths every year to help with post-flood operations in the North and East Coast of Malaysia, every flood season.
An open learning space in The Nasi Lemak Project headquarters with monthly workshops for unemployed youths, and a monthly job counter. Aimed to train youths essential job-skills such as Microsoft Excel, effective communication, resume-building and etiquette.
Children in poverty are taught useful arts skills such as T-shirt printing, creating wearable accessories and merchandising. We help them market their merchandises for sustainability.
Projects & Counting
Cook for free dinners up to 300 meals per-day for the homeless, and engage with the homeless in our database.
Have one weekly meeting with your team, time and place subject to majority
Teach up to 5 children, for 4 contact hours every week, using ad-hoc modules according to the specific needs of the child.
Participate in the development of syllabus for urban poor children and do proper reporting according to The Nasi Lemak Project’s format.