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Community Library

This is a proposal to build a community library at Taman Desa Sentosa Fasa II, Bandar Baru Bangi, Selangor. The neighborhood consists of 99% of low-income household families, which in terms of Malaysian economic context is defined as B40, or Bottom 40%, which refers to a population with median household income lower than MYR2629 per month for Klang Valley areas. The library is proposed to become a safe place for at-risk teenagers for them to do activities such group study, reading, Internet browsing and indoor board games. Such facility is imperative for social development of the teenagers since at the moment no such facility is available in their neighborhood.

Key Objectives

Safe place

To create a safe place for teenagers at Taman Desa Sentosa Fasa II during after-school hours and on weekends.

public library

To establish public library cum co-working space, study place and reading area for the neighborhood, especially for school-going teenagers.

STEM Activity

To establish a maker's laboratory for STEM classes including programming and robotics activities among teenagers in the neighborhood.

Our Target Goals

There are a few end goals we set for this project. We want to start with establishing a community library complete with reading materials covering various genres and fields.

We want to build a space that provide a safe environment for teenagers to do their daily activities during after-school hours and on the weekend such group study, reading session, or playing indoor board games among them.

The space, eventually in our vision, will evolve into another capacity that is becoming a maker’s laboratory for these teenagers. This is our long-envisioned dream to introduce Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) program to underprivileged children—for this proposal, teenagers in this neighborhood. We have seen a lot of establishments and organizations that are focusing on STEM but their focus market mostly for middle-income to upper-income society class.

We want to change this trend.

We want STEM to be inclusive so that the underprivileged children can also experience the same enjoyment and opportunity to be included into ever-growing future machinery such programming tools and languages, robotics, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, block chain technology and much more.

The maker’s laboratory is the space where these teenagers will have access to learn, build and code with Arduino and Raspberry Pi to create interactive electronic prototypes and robots. This space also enable them to discover more about machine learning and AI. They will explore a wonder of rocket science and astronomy. They will study about future technology, our Earth and climate change as well.

We want them to be included.

This is our goal. This is our long-envisioned dream.

Proposed Location

The library location, by principle, should be located within walking distance of the neighbourhood, convenient and accessible to all users from all ages.

The RED flag marker in the maps indicate the proposed location for library, by renting a unit of shoplot available.

Our Estimated Budget

RM42,3300

We are proposing a budget totaling MYR42,300 for one-year startup operation for this community library project.

Fundraising Progress

We can’t thanks enough to all contributors, both individuals, corporates and agencies for all donations and funding.

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Your donations help us in so many ways.

They fund reading materials; which is vital to so many teenage growth. They fund educational television channels costs and IT appliances such computer for teenagers have often rarely can afford in their house. They ensure young people have access to a safe place that they can feel comfortable in when they visit us. Your donations ensure consistency in our brilliant work, and without them, we couldn’t survive. Donate today.

OUR TEAM

Meet the brains behind this wonderful project!

Azan Safar

Mastermind

Ahmad Tajuddin

Marketing

Ahmad Afif

Architect

Khairunnisa'a

Interior Designer

For any inquiries

+6011-2947 0026

academy@insan.org.my