What is Mereka
Me.reka is an open-source education platform designed and built for you by the team at Biji-biji Initiative, a Malaysian social enterprise dedicated to sustainable design, production, and fashion. Fast-forward 5 years later, we decided to take things one step further, into the education space. Our aim is to provide a holistic alternative to nurturing creativity in STEAM-centric education (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) combined with the principles of sustainability.Me.reka was set up to challenge the limits of 21st century designing and making. It is a space to invent and learn; with access to industry experts, state-of-the-art tools and educational modules. Me.reka is where we mix the sciences, arts and people together.
Who is Me.reka for?
Parents & Kids
The DIY Crowd
Me.reka is fully equipped with a wood and metal workshop, electronic lab, textile studio, design studio, virtual reality facilities, co-working space, and a cafe.Open to people from all walks of life, from students, young adults to hobbyists and creative makers, Me.reka helps participants creatively explore sustainability. We nurture talent for the industries and businesses that will shape the future of Malaysia.The ideal innovator of the future is not someone who is an expert in one field, but rather an agile learner who is able to integrate their understanding of multiple fields into a service or product. Why Me.reka? The challenges and opportunities we face nowadays are of a global nature. The demands and needs of the 21st century are really quite different from the past. In South-East Asia (and Malaysia), despite ongoing development, the majority of families are not equipped with the right learning skills & tools that enable meta-cognitive development & growth. We need to empower youths to break this cycle.Me.reka does exactly that, teaching the skills of the future, to prepare youths for the demands and opportunities of the 21st century. This unique approach will build a talent pool that is resourceful, engaged and informed enough to take on the challenges of our future