Impact Trips

These impact trips are hosted by Actxplorer as part of your TBN Asia Conference experience.


Upcoming impact trips hosted in Kuala Lumpur, Selangor


Dignity for Children Foundation is a one-stop holistic, community learning centres for the underprivileged urban poor, addressing the needs of children from pre-school level to IGCSE ‘O’ level and vocational skills. 

Dignity has been recognised for its work in the world, hosting a visit by the President of the United States, Mr. Barack Obama in 2016 and being awarded the Sharjah International Award 2018, for being the leading humanitarian institution in Asia and the Middle East and North Africa (Mena) region, providing support and advocacy services to refugees and the displaced.

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Owning a home is complicated for most, and is a critical issue for those who live in poverty where access to adequate housing becomes even harder. UNDP estimates that 34% of Orang Asli live in poverty1, equivalent to one third of their population.For the Orang Asli, their homes are deeply linked to their identity, job opportunities, community and the land itself. Without this foundation in place, breaking the poverty cycle becomes all the more harder.

We believe that the answer to solving this issue comes from collaboration, working together to uncover new solutions and opportunities. The EPIC Homes programme is designed to develop support networks by bringing together rural and urban folk through the act of building homes, leading to the development of cooperative, resilient and sustainable communities.

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2019 Impact Trip 4 EMPLOYMENT FOR THE VISUALLY IMPAIRED (Dialogue in the Dark)

The concept of Dialogue in the Dark is simple, visitors are led by blind guides in groups through specially constructed dark rooms in which scent, sound, wind, temperature and texture convey the characteristics of daily environments – for example a park, a city or having a drink in a local stall. The daily routines become a new experience.

A reversal of roles is created: people who can see are taken out of their familiar environment. Blind people provide them with security and a sense of orientation by transmitting to them a world without pictures. The tour itself lasts 45 minutes but the effects can last a lifetime.

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IDEAS Academy believes in education for all. Education holds the key to global citizenship which is something that no one regardless of background, race or economic situation should be denied. Our primary aim is that every child between 12 and 18 years old should gain a strong secondary educational foundation to become a responsible, confident and compassionate citizens of tomorrow. In order to meet our mission, we rely on the generosity of donors for support. Without the assistance of individuals just like you, we wouldn’t be able to pursue our mission to help these children.

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2019 Impact Trip 5 EMPOWERING WOMEN THROUGH CRAFT (Earth Heir)

EARTH HEIR® works with over 100 artisans from women’s cooperatives, indigenous tribes and refugee groups, across six states of Malaysia.

By combining traditional artisanal skills with modern, contemporary design, Earth Heir is a true celebration of Malaysia’s varied heritage art forms and unique cultural narratives.

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2018 Impact Trips

Previous trips hosted in Kemayoran, Jakarta

2018 Impact Trip 1 – Pademangan District Housing Improvement Project

Having volunteers who are a part of the community is extremely valuable in effecting impact. This is a housing project sustained by volunteers who were themselves beneficiaries of the home improvement work that changed their own quality of life.


2018 Impact Trip 2 – Tzu Chi Jakarta

Head to Tzu Chi Centre Jakarta to learn about the amazing work they have done all around Indonesia. We will go on a intimate guided tour of the compound to visit the school, exhibition centre, and auditorium, and speak to the volunteers who are hands and legs of the projects all around Jakarta.


2018 Impact Trip 3 – YPU Youth Entrepreneurship Development

Yayasan Prima Unggul (YPU) is a children’s home that promotes the arts and entrepreneurship. Most of the children and youth come from Flores Island and Papua, which are parts of Indonesia with the highest level of poverty. Yet, the children at the organisation are extremely confident, vocal, and entrepreneurial.


2018 Impact Trip 4 – Great Love Village in Cengkareng

The people of Angke River used to live in unlicensed buildings, which were very disordered and caused negative health impacts on the people. However, there was an enormous improvement in their comfort and living conditions after they moved into the 1st Tzu Chi Great Love Village in Cengkareng.


2018 Impact Trip 5 – AANII Boarding School: Entrepreneurship Sustaining Education

The mission of Al-Ashriyyah Nurul Iman Islamic Boarding School is to instil in its students love, virtue, character, and a capacity to care about others—in other words, to make them exemplary Muslims. With this mission, it is no surprise that ‘Nurul Iman’ means radiant faith, dazzling belief, or bright light of conviction.


2018 Impact Trip 6 – Paloma: Rural women entrepreneurship made possible

Paloma Shopway is a consumer goods distribution that provides opportunities for women in rural communities to become entrepreneurs through catalogue sales. Paloma also seeks to improve the lives of members through providing new experiences like overseas trips and members are welcomed to join family camps and marriage counselling courses. Paloma’s distribution network covers most of Indonesia.


2018 Impact Trip 7 – YCAB Youth Development

YCAB was established in 1999 and translates to Yayasan Cinta Anak Bangsa, or “Loving The Nation’s Children Foundation“. Their focus is in the area of youth development by empowering youth to be self reliant through healthy lifestyle promotion, education, and economic empowerment for a better and sustainable future.


2018 Impact Trip 8 – Meek Foundation Housing Project in Marunda

More than just housing people, a good rusunawa (low-cost rental apartment complex) should provide adequate social and economic support for residents, many of whom have never lived in apartments, and are also now located further away from their places of employment.


2018 Impact Trip 9 – Indonesia Care Community Development in Tambora

The term “rusun” is translated to public housing. Previously named Rusun Angke before the rebuild, Rusun Tambora has transformed from an old, dirty building, into a comfortable living abode for low income families. In 2016, 3 new towers were completed and Tambora now houses over 500 families within it’s compounds. Indonesia Care has been conducting it’s programs at Tambora, with 3 areas of focus: Education, health, and livelihood. This Impact Trip takes you throughout the housing estate of Tambora, of which you’ll be able to interact and engage with community members as well as Indonesia Care staff on various programs.


2018 Impact Trip 10 – Habitat for Humanity Public Collaboration for Sustainable Development

The focus of Habitat for Humanity’s work is on providing decent housing and settlements for marginalised communities. Habitat’s ability to mobilise volunteers from all over the world to work together for the greater good has brought homes to numerous communities over the years. In addition to good housing, Habitat provides community facilities such as schools, libraries, community centers, and playgrounds as well.


2018 Impact Trip 11 – Wahana Visi Community Project


Jatinegara, located in East Jakarta which consists of 28% of Jakarta’s population, is one of the most crowded areas in city. Typically a crowded settlement, this results in a variety of environmental and health issues due to overcrowding and unhygienic living conditions. Due to it’s location, Jatinegara is also vulnerable to natural disasters, most particularly, flooding. Such as the one happening in 2007, which affected many lives. Wahana Visi’s work currently impacts 4 out of 7 villages in the sub-district. Their programs focus on child, youth, and economic development. During this Impact Trip you’ll visit and hold discussions with the community led social enterprise, as well as the children development program committee.