This project was initiated by: Me.reka Makerspace

Me.reka is an impact-driven business, designed to build 21st century mindsets. In a fast-changing world moving towards the 4th Industrial Revolution, majority of public school students and almost all out-of-school youths are being left behind. Unlike private school students, 21st century education is simply unavailable and not affordable by them.

The Me.reka model combines Project-Based Learning Programs, relevant online and offline tools, with trainers that build growth mindset amongst the youth, empowering them to tackle their own future challenges. Entrepreneurship and income-generating skills are core to Me.reka programs, which befits the 21st century freelance economy and borderless world.

Me.reka is a brainchild of Biji-biji Initiative - a pioneering social enterprise in Malaysia. Me.reka was curated based on our experience, market knowledge and entrepreneurship know-hows.


Me.reka Makerspace has been endorsed by:

Me.reka – 21st Century Education


Project Summary

Making quality 21st century education accessible to all, including out-of-school children in Asia and leapfrogging them into the 21st century economy.

Problem

On one end, 4th industrial revolution is making sweeping changes in all industries. At the other end, there are millions of youths who are left behind - whether by virtue of geography, economy, gender or disability. There is a huge gap between the private-schooled and public-schooled/unschooled youths’ knowledge, skills and their abilities to adapt to the demands of the 21st century industries and the businesses.

Solution

Me.reka provides 21st century education accessible for paying affluent and middle-class public school students. For disadvantaged public-school students and out-of-school children, Me.reka either provides scholarships to attend our programs or partner with donor organizations to make these programs available to them. Me.reka programs feed into immediate market and industry needs, preparing youths for the demands and opportunities of the 21st century. Me.reka programs will leapfrog disadvantaged students into the 21st century where they can be self-employed and benefit from online freelancing platforms. The education program also equips them with learning-to-learn skills which empower them to be their own educators.

Ask

  1. Invest for impact through our Equity Crowdfunding campaign (up to USD 500,000) a. Content development & tools – USD200k b. Online platform – USD100k c. Communications & outreach – USD100k d. Business development & partnerships - USD 100k
  2. Be a program partner and sponsor digital literacy education programs for marginalized youths across ASEAN and Asia Pacific
  3.  Develop our capacity through skills transfer programs and expertise sharing
  4. Fund or sponsor expertise to co-develop 21st century educational programs with us
 
 
 
 

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