Kampung Gurney is home to the Temuan indigenous people which is one of the largest and most widespread of Orang Asli ethnic groups in Malaysia. The community is currently made up of about 300 people. With an unreliable source of water from the landlord and largely polluted groundwater in the region, water shortage has been a common and rampant issue.
In fulfilment of our objective to assist underprivileged and rural communities with beneficial engineering-based projects, we reached out to Kampung Gurney through our partner in EWB Malaysia, Sanjiv. After discussion with Sanjiv, Engineers Without Borders (Singapore) came onboard to support the cause by conducting a recce trip to identify areas for contribution in order to improve existing facilities.
Following the recce trip in December 2023, EWB (Singapore) will embark on the installation of rainwater harvesting systems for one house with potential technological upgrades to the already existing systems implemented by EWB (Malaysia).