BE A PATHFINDER

 

Join our community engagement network.

What is community engagement?

Community engagement is the process of working collaboratively with community members to address issues that impact their well-being.

Pathfinding is just the beginning.

What We Do

The Pathfinder movement aims to provide a platform for people to be heard and act on collective needs. By joining us, you become a Pathfinder that will be trained in engaging with different communities.


Pathfinders lead the way in our community development model. As some of the first to get on the ground, you will be setting the tone and paving the way forward for working with communities


Mobilising Pathfinders

Pathfinders, as individuals, are frontliners on the ground collecting information, engaging people, and developing relationships with community members. We train, mobilise and support the personal growth of the Pathfinder community.

Asset Mapping

We use information collected to help communities strategise in achieving their goals. We identify community strengths, needs and aspirations to map their direction for development.

Informed Interventions

A roadmap built on solid, community-driven data allows us to work with communities to ensure we are helping them achieve their goals. The right external support can now be channeled to communities through our impact partners.

Our Values

We root our work in well-defined principles to create an effective, community-centred method that puts people first


Ground-Up Community Building

We do not just provide support for people, but with people. We put power in the hands of the communities we work with – and allow them to lead the way forward.

Interdependence

Relationship building is at the heart of our work. We bridge gaps and cultivate understanding between all stakeholders to develop mutually beneficial partnerships built on trust. We believe everyone can contribute.

Resource Sharing

“Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much.” We leverage on the strengths of our growing network of volunteers, social impact organisations, and community partners to achieve our collective goals and prevent redundancy.

Get Involved

We mean it when we say everyone can contribute. All you need is the desire to do something and time to spare. We can’t do this without you. Here’s how you can get involved:


Be a Pathfinder

Join the Pathfinder community as a volunteer and be the first to build bridges. We are invested in giving you a meaningful experience, and will make sure you are well prepared and supported for your first mission!

Connect a community

We have been actively working with a handful of communities over the past few years. We are now ready to reach out to more. If you know already know a community you would like to engage, we would love to support them with you. Connect with us!

**EPIC has been working with Orang Asli communities in Peninsular Malaysia for the past 8 years. We are planning something big with these particular communities later this year – and we want to make sure we don’t miss anybody. Let us know if you have any friends in particular, and we’d love to talk to them (and you).

Join our Solutions Network

The information we collect will be used to articulate community needs and aspirations which we will then share with our impact partners to implement the right interventions. If you are an organisation interested in delivering solutions, we want to work with you. Join our network and let’s get started.