An initiative by Khind Starfish Foundation since 2014, this project is for all undergraduates in Malaysia to design grassroots programs, anywhere in Malaysia, which promotes happiness and addresses the root causes of poverty and poor education.

We encourage applicants to employ innovative techniques and creativity to engage participants in ways that focus on education, helping the underprivileged, arts & culture, environmental protection, animal welfare, and racial harmony.

Each selected submission will be awarded a grant, up to a maximum of RM10,000.00.
We want to encourage nationwide sustainable community initiatives by finding creative ways to help uplift the lives of those who are socio­economically challenged. We believe that we all, everyone, in their own way should give back to society.


Undergraduates in any Malaysian university are eligible to apply.

We welcome both group and individual submissions.


Application Process

To be considered, a student (or group of students) must upload an infographic to Instagram and prepare a written statement which describes the project (who, what, where, how) including expected outcomes and prospects for the future impact (not to exceed two pages) as well as budget (one separate page).
All written project proposals, require a heading to include the following: name of the participating institution, name of all student participants, title of project, dates of the projects, location where the project will be performed. Proposals should include pre­approval of all involved parties and organizations involved in the project.
The two­ page proposal and one­page budget should be submitted electronically to the official website of the Khind Starfish Foundation. Students with queries may direct them to their campus designated official or the supporting team from the foundation.
Application forms and details can be downloaded and submitted at www.khindstarfishfoundation.org.my

Selection Criteria

Once the proposal has been selected, the student has to raise minimum of 15% of the total project cost before the fund being awarded. Please note that the initial 15% fund shall be raised from a minimum of 10 persons.

Special Criteria of Project for Happiness in the year 2021

In view of the COVID­19 pandemic, Project for Happiness has pivoted our direction that all our projects for submission are required to include online or online related elements.







1 March ­— 31 May

  • Student application (proposal) submitted to Khind Starfish Foundation official website.
  • Upload an infographic to Instagram that describes your project.
    Tagged @khindstarfishfoudation #projectforhappiness2021

  • Judging session via Zoom online
  • Announcement for judging session by email to successful applicants.
    Students present proposal presentation in judging session.

  • Selected project will need to do crowdfunding and forms will be given (Offer Letter, Fundraising Form, Agreement Form, and Student Committee List) after judging session.
  • At least 4 posts about project updates every month on social media accounts
    Platform: Facebook & Instagram
    Tagged @khindstarfishfoundation #projectforhappiness2021

July ­— Nov
  • Crowdfunding and form submission (Project Fundraising Form, Student Agreement Form, and Student Committee List).

  • The selected projects will need to update project status one time with video (mandatory) & images with descriptions via Google form, and we will post it via social media as content.

  • The selected projects will need to attend online PowerPoint training via Zoom on the 10th of Sep (Saturday), 9 AM  ­— 12 PM


  • Final report submission through Google Form

  • Final presentations via Facebook live. The exact date will annouce via email.