The VIP Fellowship Programme
The Volunteering for International Professionals (VIP) Fellowship Programme is designed specially for professionals on career breaks who wish to volunteer in Malaysia.
The VIP Fellowship programme is a Malaysian government initiative to create a large pool of talented professionals, who are passionate about sharing their expertise and experiences globally, as expert volunteers to contribute towards nation-building.
This initiative is part of the government’s goal to transform Malaysia into a high-income nation by 2020, as announced by Malaysia’s Prime Minister, Dato’ Sri Najib Razak, at the National Blue Ocean Strategy (NBOS) Summit in December 2013. International expert volunteers offer transferable and high value skills as well as knowledge to enrich the Malaysian landscape, contributing towards the country’s ambition of being a high-income nation.
The Fellowship is designed, delivered and hosted by Impact HUB Kuala Lumpur and Scope Group on behalf of the Ministry of Finance Malaysia.
IDEO.org: Help Design a Better World
“As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands, one for helping yourself, the other for helping others.”—Audrey Hepburn
We’re Out to Design a Better World.
IDEO.org works with: Nonprofits, Social Enterprises and Foundations.
IDEO has been working in the social sector for more than ten years. Recently, it became clear that launching a nonprofit organization focused solely on social innovation would allow IDEO to make an even bigger impact on global poverty. Enter, IDEO.org!
Through Human-Centered Design projects, we’re bringing stability, hope, and dignity to communities around the world that are wrestling with poverty. Along the way, we’re sharing what we learn and accomplish with everyone—so we’re all learning together. And through the IDEO.org Fellowship Program, we’re fostering a community of future leaders with expertise in design thinking, then letting them loose on the world.
To establish IDEO.org, IDEO provided substantial seed funding. Now, as a separate 501(c)(3) nonprofit, IDEO.org relies on fees for service and philanthropic donations to cover our costs. We ask the nonprofit partners we work with to pay the direct costs of our work with them. And we raise money through fundraising to cover our indirect costs, which include our Fellowship Program and our storytelling and knowledge-sharing efforts. By raising philanthropic capital, we are able to select the projects we undertake based on their potential for impact, rather than an organization’s ability to pay.