RCE Penang - 2018

KG DEW COMMUNITY MURAL ART
Basic Information
Title of project : 
KG DEW COMMUNITY MURAL ART
Submitting RCE: 
RCE Penang
Contributing organization(s) : 
RCE Sejahtera Youth (RSY)
Kg Dew Community, Taiping Perak
Focal point(s) and affiliation(s)
Name: 
Dr Nurul Salmi Abdul Latip
Organizational Affiliation: 
RCE Penang, Universiti Sains Malaysia
E-mail: 
Name: 
Ms Wan Sharipahmira Mohd Zain
Organizational Affiliation: 
RCE Penang, Universiti Sains Malaysia
Format of project: 
Manuscript
Language of project: 
English
Date of submission:
Sunday, September 30, 2018
Additional resources: 
The Mural Art Project is part of a community engagement and is important to improve the image of Kg Dew which are famous known of their fireflies. The mural reflect on local contexts of fireflies are created in cooperation with citizens and RCE Sejahtera Youth committee. Community art especially mural, is a strong and effective tool to educate the community and tourist about fireflies. Through this programme, the volunteers can contribute to sustainable use of public spaces and it helps to improve the local identity, leading to increase in economic performance.
Geographical & Education Information
Region: 
Asia-Pacific
Country: 
Malaysia
Location(s): 
Kampung Dew, Taiping Perak
Address of focal point institution for project: 
Kampung Dew, Taiping Perak
Ecosystem(s):

Target Audience:
Socioeconomic and environmental characteristics of the area : 
Public murals became popular because they were easy to understand and they belonged to everybody in community. This mural art project also help the community to improve their economic development, with the goal of increasing tourism by making the place more attractive destinations for visitors. It was a way to show the identity of Kampung Dew and visitors can learn about the fireflies by visiting this mural. Through this project, it would indirectly encourage creative talent and also strengthen tourism sectors.
Description of sustainable development challenge(s) in the area the project addresses: 
The Mural Art Project is part of a community engagement and is important to improve the image of Kg Dew which are famous known of their fireflies. The mural reflect on local contexts of fireflies are created in cooperation with citizens and RCE Sejahtera Youth committee. Community art especially mural, is a strong and effective tool to educate the community and tourist about fireflies. Through this programme, the volunteers can contribute to sustainable use of public spaces and it helps to improve the local identity, leading to increase in economic performance.
Contents
Status: 
Completed
Period: 
September, 2018
Rationale: 
The Mural Art Project is part of a community engagement and is important to improve the image of Kg Dew which are famous known of their fireflies. The mural reflect on local contexts of fireflies are created in cooperation with citizens and RCE Sejahtera Youth committee. Community art especially mural, is a strong and effective tool to educate the community and tourist about fireflies. Through this programme, the volunteers can contribute to sustainable use of public spaces and it helps to improve the local identity, leading to increase in economic performance.
Objectives: 
To educate, engage and enhance communities about firefly through public wall art.
To recognize voluntary activities of young people with a view to acknowledge their personal skills
To enhance and cultivate civic responsibilities to volunteers and the community
Activities and/or practices employed: 
Public murals became popular because they were easy to understand and they belonged to everybody in community. This mural art project also help the community to improve their economic development, with the goal of increasing tourism by making the place more attractive destinations for visitors. It was a way to show the identity of Kampung Dew and visitors can learn about the fireflies by visiting this mural. Through this project, it would indirectly encourage creative talent and also strengthen tourism sectors.
Results: 
This Mural Art Project was held for the first time by RCE Sejahtera Youth committee and the Kg. Dew community. In order to preserve murals, video footage of mural drawing and creation are effective. We hope the project will be realized as it will be an important effort in promoting Fireflies tourism at Kg. Dew to the community, the public and other target groups.
Lessons learned: 
This Mural Art Project was held for the first time by RCE Sejahtera Youth committee and the Kg. Dew community. In order to preserve murals, video footage of mural drawing and creation are effective. We hope the project will be realized as it will be an important effort in promoting Fireflies tourism at Kg. Dew to the community, the public and other target groups.
Relationship to other RCE activities: 
This project is related to RCE Sejahtera Youth as a part of a community engagement and is important to improve the image of Kg Dew which are famous known of their fireflies. The mural reflect on local contexts of fireflies are created in cooperation with citizens and RCE Sejahtera Youth committee.

Pictures:

File Name Caption for picture Photo Credit
Image icon Kg Dew Mural Art 1.jpg (124.95 KB) Kg Dew Mural Art RCE Sejahtera Youth
Image icon Kg Dew Mural Art 2.jpg (109.4 KB) Life cycle of Fireflies RCE Sejahtera Youth
Image icon Kg Dew Mural Art 3.jpg (99.4 KB) RCE Sejahtera Youth
Image icon Kg Dew Mural Art 4.jpg (94.6 KB) Berembang Tree RCE Sejahtera Youth
Image icon Kg Dew Mural Art 5.jpg (68.52 KB) Fireflies RCE Sejahtera Youth
Image icon Kg Dew Mural Art 6.jpg (127.19 KB) RCE Sejahtera Youth
Image icon Kg Dew Mural Art 7.jpg (169.94 KB) RCE Sejahtera Youth Secretariats for KG Dew Mural Art Project RCE Sejahtera Youth
References and reference materials: 
UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
(https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/sdgs) and other themes of Education for Sustainable Development (ESD)
SDG 15 - Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification and halt and reverse land degradation, and halt biodiversity loss 
Direct
Theme
Ecotourism 
Direct
Global Action Programme (GAP) on Education for Sustainable Development – Priority Action Areas
Priority Action Area 4 - Empowering and mobilizing youth 
Direct