Since their first house construction in 2010, Epic has built nearly 40 homes, mostly in the states of Selangor and Perak. Through these house-building projects Epic has connected indigenous Orang Asli families with over 500 people from around the world. In addition to local Malaysians, they have also had builders from Hong Kong, Australia, Germany, Japan, Holland, New Zealand, India, Sweden, Korea, Turkey, UK, Singapore, Philippines, Indonesia, Taiwan, South Africa, USA, Iraq and Venezuela.
, the co-founder of Epic, reflects on this process, “When an EPIC Home is built, a family does not just get a new house, they become connected to a larger community who genuinely cares for them; a community that seeks to understand their housing challenge, and who seeks to work with them to solve it together.” Epic welcomes individuals and groups to join with them in this ambitious outreach to the Orang Asli. Interested groups can put together their own teams that can serve to bond office and work groups in a joint effort to help these marginalized people. Both groups and individuals are encouraged to contact Epic. Visit their website at http://epichome.org/
or sign up on their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/epicarmy
considers it a privileged to partner with Epic Homes in their initiative to provide affordable housing for the Orang Asli. There is an opportunity for many other community projects in the villages where there is already a great deal of good will and appreciation for all the help they have received. Projects related to health care, nutrition, agriculture, business development, tourism, and of course engineering solutions to the many problems they face in their daily lives would be most welcome. Please contact Stephen Wise, Project Coordinator for Corporate Social Responsibility, at firstname.lastname@example.org
for more information on how you can get involved.
Written by Stephen Wise