Mar 15, 2020
Their first stage of KLEFF 2020 documentary process: Climate Change and Orang Asal, the impacts, experience and actions.
Introduction class with Sir Kamal at UM about Orang Asal in Malaysia. Excited being in a tutorial room and learning from a lecturer, they were proud and happy.
They asked me, 'is this how it feel like, being a university student, teacher?
And his explanation was well understood by the students, and surprised to hear when one of the student asked him a question about child rights of indigenous children. Also of how they can help to sustain the indigenous knowledge and culture of OA -(through documentation- sir Kamal)
And later a presentation about Indigenous insights about Climate Change by Prof Dr Alberto Gomez. And here they learned about sustainable development vs ecological regeneration and it's relation to SDGs. Thanks for the invitation Dr Hema.
Lesson learned by the students: Arent the OA ppl Malaysians? Instead of using the term helping them, why not we accept our collective responsibility to support and work together with this group of marginalized Malaysians? Just like working together with other ethnics in Malaysia.
Source: Teacher Mathavi Nadarajah Thevar