Orang Asli is a collective term for 18 ethnic groups of about 150,000 native people in Malaysia. The majority of them live in rural areas. The poverty rate among Orang Asli is high, while the literacy rate is low.
A few months ago, the Oleon team in Malaysia, together with Lam Soon Plantation organized a visit to 4 Orang Asli villages in Pahang, Malaysia. We contributed food supplies and spent some time connecting with the people, both old and young. During our visit, we observed their living conditions and also brainstormed ideas on how we can help them.
We realized that there are still plenty to be done in order to help improve the lives of the Orang Asli. However, due to the current Covid-19 situation, the plans were put to hold at the moment. We look forward to executing these plans step by step in the coming months.