Building communities with youth

My Khatulistiwa recently announced its new collaboration with Science of Life Systems 24/7 (SOLS), a NGO that provides free education and boarding for youths from poor communities.

With this collaboration, My Khatulistiwa, which serves as an avenue to connect corporations with charities, will help fund SOLS’ seven new community centres nationwide.

The community centres will be opened in both urban and rural areas in the country, and will teach various educational subjects.

“With My Khatulistiwa on board, we hope to raise enough funds for more centres,” said SOLS’ director, Raj Ridvan Singh.

“We believe in SOLS’ efforts. I think their graduate numbers speak for their reputation,” said My Khatulistiwa’s CEO Shyam Priah, referring to SOLS’ 62,000 graduates to date.

“I never thought I’d have the chance to go overseas or to open my own training centre,” said a delighted Shankar, who is a 25-year-old SOLS graduate.

Having spent more than a year in Timor Leste training to become a manager, Shankar, along with another seven SOLS graduates, will be opening community centres in their hometown and other places.

SOLS, which has been active for over a decade now, currently operates in five countries- Cambodia, East Timor, Malaysia, Laos, and Japan.