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Formerly known as Projek Kalsom, The Kalsom Movement is an independent and voluntary student-led charity movement registered in Malaysia as Kelab Belia Kalsom under Registrar of Youths (PPBM 8086/12) which specialises in tackling education inequality in Malaysia.

The movement has been fully endorsed by Malaysia’s Ministry of Education, Ministry of Youth and Sports, Rakan Muda, Education Malaysia in the United Kingdom and Ireland as well as the Malaysia Book of Records for the longest running-student-led motivational camp.

Since it was established in 1994, the movement has benefited more than 4000 beneficiaries via its numerous initiatives and programmes.

The Kalsom Movement, focuses on developing Malaysia’s future leaders by empowering university students to share their knowledge and skills to help younger economically-disadvantaged Malaysian students achieve their ambitions. In turn, our volunteers also benefit from discovering their own leadership potentials and organisational skills as well as becoming more perceptive of issues surrounding education inequality in Malaysia which will hopefully instil a sense of civic awareness towards their local community and towards the country as whole. We believe in the importance of education in eradicating poverty and propagating upward social mobility and our projects reflect this agenda.

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#MyKalsomStory by Syazana Idris

“I might only have one match, but I can make an explosion.”   My experience with The Kalsom Movement started in 2017 when I was facilitating Confidence Through English Camp (CEC) 2018 at Padang Terap, Kedah. When I first arrived, I was filled with insecurities as all the facilitators are talented, organized in their thoughts…

Thoughts of a Worried Citizen by Lyana Sulaiman

Education is always an issue, and I have been fed with plenty of it since young, as I came from a family of teachers.  In Malaysia I’ve noticed that a lot of changes have tried to be made, but in the end, left in vain due to mentalities of a small part of the society.…

An Essay on Leadership by Dr. Hannah Nazri

Hannah Nazri is the Chair of the Board of Trustees of The Kalsom Movement, an Associate Fellow of the Royal Commonwealth Society, and 2015 Finalist of the Queen’s Young Leaders Award. Outside her Trustee role, she is a medical doctor and DPhil candidate at University of Oxford. Her speech during the United Kingdom & Eire…