INSTITUTE OF SOCIAL INFORMATICS AND TECHNOLOGICAL INNOVATIONS - ISITI

TPOA

Telecentre Programme for Orang Asli (TPOA)

Telecentre Programme for Orang Asli (TPOA) West Malaysia is a community-university based initiative in partnership with the Department of Orang Asli Development (JAKOA) is committed to develop community telecentre as a platform to enhance quality of life through mobilizing community, building capacities, identifying programmatic gaps, and impacting social policy. At the same time this community-based programmes is an R & D proposal for researchers from different disciplines and faculties at Universiti Malaysia Sarawak to explore Needs Analysis and Asset Base Community Development (ABCD) approaches in implementing ICT-driven community development programmes amongst Orang Asli in West Malaysia.

TPOA was built from the Needs Analysis in Developing Telecentre among Orang Asli West Malaysia initiative, which was conducted within a one-year period of February 2011 till February 2012. The main goal of Needs Analysis was to conduct preliminary assessment of actual Information Communication Technology (ICT) needs and uses in the communities to be served by these facilities and to provide training to all stakeholders (specifically community mobilisers attached to government and non-governmental agencies) on how to carry out community engagement activities when setting up telecentres for community development.

Project Details

  • Project Title: Implementation of Telecenters for Orang Asli Programme
  • Project Code: UHSB/B-AM2012/75
  • Year: 2013-2017
  • Funder: Jabatan Kemajuan Orang Asli (JAKOA), Kementerian Luar Bandar dan Wilayah (KKLW), Economic Planning Unit (EPU), Prime Minister's Department Malaysia

The Objectives

The TPOA programme sought to fulfill several objectives

Facilitate Communication
Provide Access to Information
Provide Education through ICT
Provide Training for Local Capacity Building
Create Resource Centres for New "Knowledge" and Skills
Provide Health Related Information to the Villagers
Drive Rural Development through the Telecentres as Rural Transformation Centres

The Locations

Four Orang Asli settlements were selected to participate as respondents for the Needs Analysis

The Six Community Development Programmes

TPOA adopted six Community Development Programmes rooted from the Needs Analysis. Each programme was divided among UNIMAS researchers according to the four telecntre sites, and they were given the responsibility to design community development programmes for each site as well as develop local content relevant to the respective communities involved.

Training
Education
Indigenous Knowledge
Health
Tourism
Agribusiness

Project Partners

JAKOA

Jabatan Kemajuan Orang Asli or known as JAKOA, is the Malaysian government agency entrusted to oversee the affairs of the Orang Asli. This body is under the Malaysian Ministry of Rural Development, and was first set up in 1954.

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KKLW

The RIDA is an organization established in 1951 with the general objective of providing comfort and elevating the socio-economic status of the rural population with the initial improvement of the infrastructure development and the development of the rural industry.

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EPU

The Economic Planning Unit is a major government agency responsible for preparing a national development plan. Established in 1961, it grew from the Economic Secretariat of the Economic Committee of the Malaysian Federal Executive Council.

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Meet the Team

A.P. Dr Poline Bala

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A.P. Dr Poline Bala

Project Leader

Mr Justin Malik

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Mr Justin Malik

Project Manager

Four project site leaders were appointed to manage each research site in order to oversee the progress of each site.

Dr Wong Swee Kiong

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Dr Wong Swee Kiong

Pos Sinderut Site Leader

Dr John Phoa Chui Leong

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Dr John Phoa Chui Leong

Pos Lenjang Site Leader

Mr Christopher a/l Perumal

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Mr Christopher a/l Perumal

Pos Balar Site Leader

Dr Nwanesi Peter Karubi

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Dr Nwanesi Peter Karubi

Pos Gob Site Leader

Prof. Ir. Dr Al-Khalid Haji Othman

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Prof. Ir. Dr Al-Khalid Haji Othman

A.P. Dr Hushairi Haji Zen

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A.P. Dr Hushairi Haji Zen

A.P. Dr Wan Azlan Wan Zainal Abidin

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A.P. Dr Wan Azlan Wan Zainal Abidin

Ir. Dr Mohd. Daniel bin Ibrahim

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Ir. Dr Mohd. Daniel bin Ibrahim

Dr Ngu Sze Song

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Dr Ngu Sze Song

En. Mohd Farid Atan

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En. Mohd Farid Atan

En. Azfar Satari bin Abdullah

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En. Azfar Satari bin Abdullah

Dr Lau Sei Ping

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Dr Lau Sei Ping

A.P. Dr Tan Chong Eng

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A.P. Dr Tan Chong Eng

Ms Wong Siew Mooi

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Ms Wong Siew Mooi

Training
Dr Nwanesi Peter Karubi

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Dr Nwanesi Peter Karubi

Pos Gob Site Leader

Ms Siti Fateha bt. Dolhadi

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Ms Siti Fateha bt. Dolhadi

Mdm. Nurul Huda bt. Marwan

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Mdm. Nurul Huda bt. Marwan

Education
Dr Sharifah Sophia bt. Wan Ahmad

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Dr Sharifah Sophia bt. Wan Ahmad

Mr. Bemen Wong Win Keong

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Mr. Bemen Wong Win Keong

Dr Parveen Kaur a/p Sarjeet Singh

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Dr Parveen Kaur a/p Sarjeet Singh

Dr Zamri b. Hj Hassan

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Dr Zamri b. Hj Hassan

Agro-business
Ms Kiky Kirina Hj Abdillah

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Ms Kiky Kirina Hj Abdillah

Dr Goy Siew Ching

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Dr Goy Siew Ching

Dr Wong Swee Kiong

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Dr Wong Swee Kiong

Pos Sinderut Site Leader

Ms Siti Khatijah bt. Zamhari

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Ms Siti Khatijah bt. Zamhari

Mr Christopher a/l Perumal

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Mr Christopher a/l Perumal

Pos Balar Site Leader

Indigenous Knowledge
Ms Dayang Hajyarati bt. Awang Kassim

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Ms Dayang Hajyarati bt. Awang Kassim

A.P. Dr Poline Bala

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A.P. Dr Poline Bala

Project Leader

Mr Jamali b. Bujang Sanawi

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Mr Jamali b. Bujang Sanawi

Tourism
Mdm. Tracy Peter Samat

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Mdm. Tracy Peter Samat

A.P. Dr Ahmad Nizar b. Yakup

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A.P. Dr Ahmad Nizar b. Yakup

Dr John Phoa Chui Leong

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Dr John Phoa Chui Leong

Pos Lenjang Site Leader

Mdm. Dayang Aizza Maisha Abg Ahmad

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Mdm. Dayang Aizza Maisha Abg Ahmad

Health
Dr Juna Liau

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Dr Juna Liau