"To inspire, mobilize and empower willing individuals
to make epic changes in their own community."





EPIC for UNITY, April 3rd & 4th 2010

on Wednesday, February 24, 2010
at 12:30 AM








According to the Election Commission (EC) Deputy Chairman, Wan Ahmad Wan Omar in a report dated in January 2010, 4.39 million or some 28% of Malaysians over the age of 21 have yet to register as a voter. These are alarming statistics which we believe we have to do something about. To put things into perspective, the state of Selangor itself has an estimated 787,000 unregistered voters.

The decisions we make today shape our tomorrow, individually as a community, and ultimately as a nation. That is why we are beginning another EPIC movement we call EPIC for Unity.

This is where we want the people to start having faith & hope in this nation that we call HOME and love dearly. It is understandable that it has indeed been challenging to develop such positive feelings toward a nation that displays such a blatant disregard for ethics and the rapid decay of moral values in our community. We understand that we are disillusioned and feelings of helplessness have inhabited our minds and wills, causing us to stop striving for what we youths want.

We want to believe that the power of ‘one’ is not simply overrated, just rarely challenged
We want Positive Action not Negative Reactions
We want to integrate not tolerate
We want to stop complaining, and start acting
We want our friends to stop migrating overseas and our parents to stop telling us to do so
We want to be colour blind to our neighbours
We want to stand up to be responsible for our collective future and believe that others want to as well

We want all this but what are you willing to do to get it?

We want to voice our choice the best and most civil way we know how in practicing our democratic right...
By Voting

However before that happens, you first have to register as a voter... Have you? If you have, GOOD ON YA! If not, don’t feel bad, because the time is now.
We are on an EPIC Mission to gather 1,000,000 voters by the end of the year to mark the end of the first decade of this millennium.Yes, we said it! ONE MILLION! We believe that we will definitely hit and even exceed this number if you join us on this EPIC adventure to truly impact our community in an extraordinary way.

We will be launching our year-long campaign which we believe belongs to all of us on the 3rd and 4th of April. The launch will start of by setting up booths in high traffic malls which will be confirmed ASAP.


We will need at least 150 hands in promoting, registering,
setting up booths and pasting up posters.


We are targeting 20,000 people for the 2 day launch.

* in case you're wondering we have NO political affiliations whatsoever*


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WE NEED EACH OF YOU TO SUPPORT THIS,
If you are interested please email us your details and join the event on facebook.

Name:
Age:
Tel#:
Email:
Profession:

If you cannot support this physically yet would like to be a part of this movement, you can contribute monetarily to:

Bank: CIMB
Branch: Subang Jaya
Account Number: 1261-0002228-05-3
Account Holder: GROWING EMERGING LEADERS CENTRE
Reg Number: SA0143174-D

We would greatly appreciate it if you pass the word around. For further inquiries do email us at:
dosomethingepic@gmail.com






Dropping that Tiny Pebble into the Pond

on Thursday, February 11, 2010
at 7:04 AM


picture taken by Ruey Shyang



Being from the "instant generation" we operate at light speed. With the aid of technology, we are constantly connected; information, knowledge and messages are transfered in a blink of an eye. We demand efficiency because we expect nothing less, we want results, and we want it fast. We are energetic and restless to make a change or see changes. Unfortunately, we have became impatient and somehow lost the entire point itself. We became caught up in the experience, in the EVENT but somehow lost track of the processes and lost the thirst for adventure.

So often do we hear, see and read of stories of history's greats and the feats they have accomplished. They obviously went out to achieve great deeds that we want to emulate. We get excited and we aspire to be like our heroes or at least achieve something of similar proportions. We dare to be great. However, we miss the baby steps they took which started their race into our history books.

I am a firm believer in the power to change the world around us. We have that within us. However, change or rather TRUE change takes time and processes, very often long ones. More often than not, the progress may seem so minute to the eye that we question the time and effort spent. "Is it worth it or not?” we ask ourselves. We doubt ourselves and we underestimate the impact of the little pebble you dropped into the pond. What you might have forgotten is that the ripples only gets bigger from there and if you believe that it can, you can throw it with all your might and the ripples might just reach the ends of the pond. You just got to believe it. Have a little faith will you?

Someone recently told me that you will never be wrong if you do what you think is the right thing. I couldn't agree more, if you think it is right to help somebody out of whatever state they're in, do it and have no regrets.
What we recently did may seem rather superficial and not that much. An exterior paint job and 1 toilet and 1 shower place? What help did we really do? That answer is purely subjective.

However, the fact of the matter is the pebble has been dropped and the ripples are continuing to grow bigger. I'd dare not underestimate the size of the pebble, I hope you don't too because this is only the beginning.








The GEL (Growing Emerging Leaders) team is mainly comprised of young adults aged between 18 - 26.

GEL began its life in August 2006. It is a group of youth, gathering every Monday to study how to apply leadership and value based principles in their lives. GEL was started to address the needs of our youth when they integrate with the workforce. One of the principles we expound in our lessons is to be externally focused - i.e. to always give back to society / community.

Resulting from that, the EPIC Project was born. EPIC (Extraordinary People Impacting Community) is a project that is predominantly focused on the plight of our Orang Asli and how we can assist to raise their standard of living in the long term. Whilst this toilet-building project is the first, it is our hope that with the awareness generated by this project, we will be able to garner support for the next project which will be to help the Orang Asli children integrate into government schools.

 

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Our EPIC Mission

"To inspire, mobilize and empower willing individuals to make epic changes in their owncommunity."

Our EPIC Values

Embracing people without discrimination
Pride without arrogance
Integrity in all that we do, say and think
Committed compassion to all





GEL supports transparency!

View Growing Emergeing Leaders Centre's income and expenditure statements here (click on image)

Project EPIC 1 - Expenditure Statement
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Note: Funds received specifically for one event that remain after the event has passed will be recycled into the budgets for subsequent events.











 
 
 
 
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