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Joining DBKL in IGEM 2019 - featuring our HOPE Box

Updated: May 14



PWD Smart Farmability was one among four other initiatives featured by Dewan Bandaraya Kuala Lumpur (DBKL) during the 10th International Greentech & Eco Products Exhibition & Conference Malaysia (IGEM 2019) at Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC) held from 9 to 11 October 2019.

The International Greentech & Eco Products Exhibition & Conference Malaysia (IGEM) is the biggest flagship event organised annually by the Ministry of Energy, Science, Technology, Environment & Climate Change (MESTECC). It stands as a platform for solution providers and green businesses to showcase their latest innovations to policymakers, government organisations, investors, and the mass market.


Spearheaded by Yang Berhormat Puan Yeo Bee Yin, Minister of Energy, Science, Technology, Environment and Climate Change (MESTECC), the event had 350 exhibitors from 35 countries. Yang Amat Berhormat Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad, the Prime Minister of Malaysia was also present to officiate the event.

Featured by Dewan Bandaraya Kuala Lumpur (DBKL), PWD Smart Farmability was incredibly honoured that our HOPE Box was one of the key contributing factors in helping DBKL win the Best State Booth Award that day. There was also a total number of 83 units that were adopted in just the first 2-days of the event!

Thinking out of the green building, we will continue to grow towards creating low carbon emissions, energy-efficient, and climate change resilient solutions with our world's first Organic Terrarium Grow Box. The PWD Adoption Terrarium Grow Box 2020 Program aims to sow seeds of change, build shared prosperity among the nations, and practice double HOPE (Helping OKU People Excel by Helping Our People Eat).

PWD Smart Farmability also has a core vision of empowering the disabled with meaningful jobs, growing goodness, and helping the low-income community with our Zero Reject Policy. Through our HOPE Box, we hope to break the circle of the conventional food chain by providing fresh, unrefrigerated vegetables to the marginalised community. We also strongly believe that nutrition can save a nation and that nutritious food should not be a luxury, but a basic necessity.

In our efforts to create an environmentally sustainable nation, the adoption of this regenerative and self-sustaining vegetable terrarium that has zero food miles can help reduce the exhaustion on the land, and water usage in our country. It also has the societal benefits of creating meaningful jobs for the disabled community and making nutrition accessible for low-income B40 community.

Through the 3-month subscription of RM150, you can bring a HOPE Box home for your consumption, and the funds will go directly to running our OKU farm’s operations. An alternative method for supporting our initiative is to adopt or sponsor a HOPE Box for a low-income OKU family.

Our team truly believes that a simple act of kindness can steer us all into a society of shared prosperity. As we move towards Smart City 2030 and IR 4.0, may we join hands in creating better inclusiveness among Malaysians and become examples to the generations after us.



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