Why is the BGBJ needed?
· The BGBJ is a social enterprise with a mission to improve the living and working conditions for the waste picker families at Bantar Gebang
· The project will build upon existing successful projects founded and operated by the project leader Resa.
· The project will provide a platform for training and entrepreneurial opportunities
· Local people will have the chance to learn new languages, cultures, and skills in order to improve their employability and financial literacy
· The project aims to foster a sense of self sufficiency in its participants and observers
· Direct impact for the participants is new skills and education that are transferable to other situations
· Profit from the BGBJ will be reinvested into communal infrastructure such as showers and toilets, vege gardens, and other basic requirements
· Indirectly, the influx of bules and domestic visitors will provide a catalyst to boost the local economy with ventures such as transportation hire, homestays, food and beverage, guided tours, and entertainment.
· The project aims to create a positive identity for the area and act as a safe, centre of hope and hard work to make the area a better place.