17.5% of Malaysians aged 18 and above suffer from Diabetes Mellitus, a preventable disease. Diabetes Run is an existing social initiative designed by Asian Medical Students Association (AMSA) aims at increasing general awareness regarding the disease, as well as raising funds for other diabetes-related initiatives by the organisation. SCVenture provides a design thinking service to precisely innovate the initiative and redesign their approach to be more high impact, financially sustainable and locally known.
The overall outcome is based on the questionnaire evaluation showed that in terms of understanding 42.4% rating of 4 based on the Likert Scale. This showed a significant understanding of a majority of the students on the overall benefits and objectives that CabinBuku brings. In terms of the benefits and interest generated, a large amount of the majority, 45.5% of the students rated 5 and 36.4%, a big margin as compared to those who rate 3 and below on the Likert Scale.
CabinBuku is a 6-week self-discovery programme for indigenous students (Orang Asli) between the ages of 13 to 16, which aims to empower young students from underprivileged backgrounds by encouraging a new perspective on education. The programme aims to revitalise the learning experience by drawing on real time issues and creating an environment that promotes productive, creative and innovative solutions.
Throughout the programme, students are exposed in depth through interactive learning. This way, students will be able to appreciate the process and find their strengths. The method used is problem solving in which students will be given case study or scenario that they need to solve together with the volunteers. At the end of the programme, all of their inventions will be showcased for public view.
Ultimately, it is important that once the skills and talents are discovered, students will be matched to the volunteers through an experts matching programme so that they would be able to further develop these skills.