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[HWUM x EcoKnights] Clean Our Plate! Cooking Oil for Cleaning (C4C)

by AIESEC in Heriot-Watt University Malaysia

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THE PROBLEM


Clean Our Plate, in short, COP is a six weeks social project started by AIESEC in Malaysia 2016. Being one of the three national projects organised by AIESEC in Malaysia, COP aims to work upon the vision of increasing awareness, changing attitudes and initiate easy actions for youth towards reducing preventable food waste & fully utilizing food waste while influencing their peers and their household.

The Problem

The disposal of used cooking oil into sinks, drains and rivers leads to some of our drainage challenges such as river pollution, clogged drainage systems and flash floods. To address this issue, it boils down to proper disposal of oil that should be practiced by all communities. However, many communities are not fully exposed to the proper methods and channels in ensuring their cooking oil is disposed of properly.

 

 

THE SOLUTION


In collaboration with EcoKnights, AIESEC in Heriot-Watt will run a collection drive with a community or general public for used cooking oil and conduct training in up cycling the oil into household soaps for the participating community or individuals. We intend to be part of the enabler to connect the community to the organisation in hopes of striving to empower the B40 community. As of September 2019, EcoKnights has managed to collect at least 1000 litres of used cooking oil to be upcycled.

THE IMPACT


From 2019 to 2020, through C2C, Ecoknights has maanged to have at least 10 B40 communities with 100 indiviuals in Klang Valley have been benefited from the program in terms of capacity building, skill acquisition, and oil waste management. Through this fundraiser, we hope to engage the general public and B40 communites with around 30 individuals will be taught to make household soaps from their used cooking oil while at least 30L of used cooking oil will be collected to be upcycled

 

Goal Breakdown

Goal 1 - Provision of tools and setup of collection area for the beneficiaries to collect used cooking oil. Amount Needed: MYR400.00

Goal 2 - Provision of material and tools for the beneficiaries to make soaps. Amount Needed: MYR400.00

Goal 3 - . Amount Needed: MYR

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About the Organization/Project behind this Campaign

AIESEC in Heriot-Watt University Malaysia


 

Our Identity

AIESEC is the world's largest non-profit youth-run organization. It is an international non-governmental not-for-profit organisation that provides young people with leadership development, cross-cultural global internships, and volunteer exchange experiences across the globe. The organization focuses on empowering young leaders to make a positive impact on society through actions.

Our Vision

AIESEC strives for Peace and Fulfilment of Humankind's Potential as an organisation. 

In today’s context, ‘Peace’ does not necessarily mean only avoiding war. Peace can symbolise a world that does not have conflicts that arise from cultural, religious, or other aspects of differences in humanity. Peace can also symbolise being in harmony with yourself. AIESEC strives to build a world where people can work towards their own understanding of peace while respecting and understanding the views of others.

Through Fulfilment of Humankind’s Potential, AIESEC strives for a world where people can be the best version of themselves.

Our Action

We place our confidence in youth because they have the passion, dynamism and entrepreneurial spirit that are needed to shape the future. They have the responsibility to improve tomorrow by choosing who they will be today. Hence, AIESEC is a platform for young leaders to run projects that are aligned with Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to ensure its relevance to the local community needs. We aim to be part of the solution for a betterment of Malaysia.

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