Meet the Team
President, Coordinator of Program & Operation
Experienced in non-governmental organization (NGO) involving human right issues, especially statehood in Sabah for more than 8 years. At the same time, a field analyst for security issues, migrants, refugees, undocumented and socio-political in Sabah which ceaselessly a study and research institute based in Kuala Lumpur. Besides, as a part-time writer on portals, journals and magazine for policitical issues, social criticism, community and occasionally poetry.
Wadzkir Abdul Hamid
Project and Development Leader
Previous experience involved in construction projects since 2017 and held the position of Assistant Manager of a company. He is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Political Science at Open Universiti Malaysia (OUM). Working closely with the refugee community and coastal migrant workers in the east coast of Sabah in the context of social relations. Had been eager to contribute on developing of community empowerment comprising underpriviledged community.
Experienced in volunteer work and activism since 2018. Graduated from Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM) and earned a Bachelor's Degree in Development Management. He has been active in athletics and football since 2013 to 2020. Representing university, state, national and international sports. Now he is closely involved in developing research and field analysis for mapping vulnerable, stateless and refugee communities in terms of development, advocacy and socioeconomics in Sandakan Sabah.
Lia Ellyana Hirmanshahrin
A graduate from Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM) who is committed to community empowerment and educational rights. Been in this non-government organization since 2021. She has previously been involved in fieldwork along with the organization as well as be a part of community programme and research.
The experience as a volunteer in this non-government organization for more than 3 years. Besides, is also the man of action of arts and culture events in Sandakan, Sabah. Produce alternative artworks such as fanzines and co-founder of the Street Book movement in Sandakan, Sabah.
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