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Elom Initiatives

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Joined May 2022

Elom Initiatives - Support Refugees towards Dignified Living

Presence in: Malaysia
Focus: Children's Rights, Community Organizing, Education, Refugees & Migrant Rights, Women's Rights

Elom Initiatives (Elom) is a refugee community-based organization active in Kuala Lumpur since 2017 to support the refugee community in Malaysia. It is licensed to run schools, training centers and conduct business activities to support social causes. Its mission is to empower refugees with opportunities and means to reach their full potential to become productive members of the hosting society. Elom envisions a society where refugees’ basic human rights will be recognized and enforced, and where everyone will be empowered and regain their human dignity. “Elom” translates to “knowledge” in the Rohingya language. Building on the adage “knowledge is power”, all Elom Initiatives’ projects have a learning element in which participants have the opportunity to improve their knowledge with respect to a specific skill or issue.

Elom Initiatives team has established Elom Community Center in 2018, in Taman Sri Murni, in Kuala Lumpur to provide a safe learning and meeting space for refugees living in the area. This center functions as a hub of outreaching activities providing a large range of essential and holistic services for the surrounding communities. It includes education, women empowerment, health prevention and livelihood programs. The implementation of inclusive multi-purpose community centers offering a wide range of activities, tools and resources, helps to re-create a sense of normalcy, improve sharing information, providing learning opportunities and fostering community-based protection.

People Associated With This Organization

Sujauddin Karimuddin

Elom Initiatives
Joined May 2022
Interests: Children's Rights, Citizenship & Identification, Community Organizing, Education, Ethnic / Religious Minorities' Rights, Gender-based violence, Labor & Employment, Refugees & Migrant Rights, Women's Rights
I am a former Rohingya refugee, now an Australian citizen, who has been engaged in community, social, cultural development and integration programs since 2001 in various capacities in Malaysia, Australia, Nauru, Cambodia and Myanmar. I have co-founded a number of community-based organizations (CBO) in Malaysia, Australia and Myanmar. I am one of the co-founders and director of Elom Initiatives and Elom Community Center.
I am in charge of the program and organization’s network, including the development and coordination of relationships with partners, donors and other stakeholders of the program.
Sujauddin Karimuddin is the network champion (main point of contact) for Elom Initiatives.

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