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.
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.
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.