Science of Life Studies 24-7

Why choose Science of Life Studies 24-7?

SOLS 24/7 is an award-winning humanitarian organization, committed to serve, educate and empower poor and underserved communities.

As a tax-exempted, not-for-profit organization, registered in Malaysia, SOLS 24/7 Malaysia works through various education and social empowerment programs towards transforming underserved communities to develop their true potential and break the cycle of poverty.

SOLS 24/7 Malaysia envisions that all communities - regardless of race, religion or gender - will have access to a developed and enriched potential, resulting in equal opportunities as developed societies.



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It was Saturday morning and I was ready to take my bags and depart to a new adventure. It was about one and a half months, since I arrived in Malaysia. I made good friends and met wonderful local people. To be honest it was a bit sad to leave, but I had to do what I had to do. Help the ones in need. We travelled around three hours to Perak and from then on we moved deep into the jungle. The landscape was only palm trees and many different types of insects, vines, flowers, butterflies and more. I come from the driest desert in the world, so this was one the most amazing things I've ever done. Once we arrived to Ampangan Sungai Woh. I was in shock, the place I was about to live looked like heaven to me. Beautiful bamboo made houses, a wonderful river and many kids looking curious and shy at the same time. We had a conversation previously with the leaders of Ampangan Woh, so they were waiting for my trainee and me. At the beginning I thought: would I be able to stay in the jungle without all the things I was used to in daily basis in the city, like a toilet, shower or a washing machine? However, I experienced many life changing situations during that year. I promised myself to write all my experiences in a book in the future.
One thing I can tell you. I’m not the same person, I’m more confident about my skills and I learned I have an amazing ability to adapt to different types of situations, regardless how difficult they may seem.
“A proud man is always looking down on things and people; and, of course, as long as you are looking down, you cannot see something that is above you.” C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity

What would you improve about this program?
I think they are doing pretty good but perhaps they could create a programme in South America to help the poor and the youth without opportunities.
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Project 100 Science of Life Studies 24/7

Being a part of the project 100 diverse and dynamic team from all over the world is a really amazing experience! The friendships i made, the love and respect everyone has for each other is wonderful!

What would you improve about this program?
It would be the training, I believe that more efforts can be done to improve the training for new comers.
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SOLS 24/7 Malaysia gave me my chance!

As a part of my Bachelor Degree, I decided to join SOLS for an internship of 6 months.
In January 2015, I joined the Communications and Marketing department in the HQ in Kuala Lumpur.
This experience reveals to be the best experience in my life and the place where I have learned the most so far!
An incredible organization with amazing goals; a crazy, fun, dynamic and very inspiring Director.
A really supportive and professional Manager, who gave me the chance to share my experience and take part in the big projects.
An awesome and international young team with people from all around the world where I have experienced a totally new and innovative management.
I highly recommend SOLS for the people who are looking for an enriched working and life changing experience.

Response from Science of Life Studies 24-7

Thank you for your time, passion and commitment to SOLS 24/7 Malaysia!

You truly were a great asset to the organization and we miss you dearly. Please do stop by if you are ever in Asia again!

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Best life experience

I was relocated into an orphanage home at the young age of 15 because of some problem at home in Johor, I completing my PMR and SPM in Kuala Lumpur. With dreams of being Graphic Designer. I had to find an answer to the questions: What will I do after high school? Where will I go? That’s where SOLS 24/7 Changemaker program came in. After the two month training, I has managed to learn so much about Graphic Design and Coding. I'm so proud to have been a part of SOLS 24/7 family. Now i'm working in office as Graphic Designer and more. I love what am I doing now.

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A once in a lifetime experience

I've had the best time with the communications team! Every day I learned something new and was facing challenging tasks as well. Coming to work gave me such a homely feeling. Why do I think this?
Mainly because of the amazing people I've met along the way. We are all so different, but by helping and supporting each other, we are evolving every single day. I honestly never thought that I would be this happy with my internship.
SOLS is evolving fastly, but realistically at the same time. The programs are sustainable and truly make a difference in the rural areas. That is why I have so much faith in P100. One of the most important things I've learned here is work ethics. I've learned that hard work pays off and if you do a good job, you will get recognized for it. It's all about determination and motivation to keep improving yourself, so that you can keep improving your skills, be a good team worker and be prepared for future challenges in your work life.
When I first came here, I was aware of my strengths and weaknesses. But when I had given a task I thought I couldn't handle, I was hesitating to get started. Now, I never think 'no i can't do this' as the first thing. I always give it a try and push myself. Only in this way can I keep learning. I guess my experience here made me realize this.


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Alumni Interviews

These are in-depth Q&A sessions with verified alumni.

Ana Jovanovic

I am a soon to be environmental engineer coming from Belgrade, Serbia. I am an NGO activist for already 15 years, in love with nature, environment and sustainability. I believe that world can be changed if only we manage to change ourselves. My biggest dream is to do good and inspire people around me to do the same.

Why did you pick this program?

I choose to join SOLS 24/7 in order to learn about NGO approaches in other countries. I picked SOLS as one of the options I had at that moment, because I got attracted by the real work they do.

I was active in many NGOs around Europe but I was always missing that part of a real-deal when it comes to poverty decreasing, human rights or protection of the ones with fewer opportunities. In SOLS 24/7 I managed to get real picture on how is it to be on the field and how is it to interact with real people in need.

What is the most important thing you learned abroad?

Working in SOLS 24/7 Malaysia and living in Kuala Lumpur, I have learned how different are the people that are living on this continent. I have understood their family relations, how much they care and support each other and how family values are always put in front of everything else.

I have learned to become culturally sensitive and because of that I believe I managed to get a lot of friends. Malaysia is multicultural country with many races, religions and languages and all of those differences are actually what is connecting people in this country, rather than separating them.

I have also gained many practical skills, such as eating with chops sticks or with my hands, I have learned to count till 10 in different languages, I have learned how to drive left side of the road and how to bargain in little India.

What do you tell your friends who are thinking about going abroad?

Just go! Don’t wait for the perfect moment, enough of money in your pockets or others approval. If you will be waiting to get perfect conditions, you might never be able to depart. If your hear is in the right place and in your mind you are always somewhere else, rather than at your home, just buy that ticket you always wanted and hit the road!

What was the hardest part about going overseas?

My friends are always telling me that I am very lucky to able to travel and experience amazing things all around the world, but what they don’t know is how hard it is to leave, and leave everyone behind. The hardest thing about traveling for long time is that at one point it is very hard to understand where your home is.

When you leave your country of birth, you come to completely new culture, you don’t have friends and you can feel very lonely. Once when you settle down and you get the chance to meet people, time to leave comes again.

You will never be completely at home again, because the part of your heart will always be elsewhere. That is the price you pay for the richness of loving and knowing people in more than one place.

What made this experience unique and special?

Knowledge! I gained so much knowledge about the world itself by living in Malaysia for 14 months. I have discovered new religions, I've traveled to paradise islands and saw amazing creatures, I've learned new languages, became friends with people from different races... I learned how to cook typical food, how to make banana ice cream, I tasted many different types of fruit and I dived with sharks (which I couldn’t imagine to happen in my weirdest dreams).

I feel very grateful for all the experience I had, and I would change it for anything in the world.

Tell us about an experience you had that you could not have had at home.

If I have to single out one specific experience, it would definitely be my trip to Sabah-Borneo. While I was a child we were all addicted to the stories about Sandokan, a Malaysian pirate that was in love with beautiful Mariana so called “The pearl of Labuan”.

Moving to Malaysia made me realize that no single soul here has ever heard anything about that story and that it is famous just in Serbia, Italy, and few other neighboring countries... Regardless my devastating discovery, I have decided to visit the state of Sabah and somehow...I ended up on the island of Labuan.

After visiting this part of Malaysia, I have realized why the Italian author was so amazed by this part of the world, where pirates still exists and orangutans freely hanging on jungle trees, visible to visitors that wants to meet them closely. Even though the trip was followed by the bed bug attack, spending the night in the look-alike refugee camp and getting lost in some small town on M, I will always remember my trip to Sabah as something remarkable I did in my life... no matter no one ever heard anything about Sandokan the real hero of Malaysia.

What is one piece of advice you'd give to someone going on your program?

Would you ever disrespect the hospitality of a friend that invites you in his home? Probably not. The same goes when you start to work for someone’s company.

There are certain set of rules and expectation you should follow up, in order to understand the perception and the idea of people in SOLS 24/7. I have worked for many different NGOs and I could see the clear differences in work approach, but instead of being judgmental and saying that SOLS is doing stuff on a wrong way, I understood that their approach is very different and unique.

So be open minded and let the program teaches you about its mission. Once when you manage to do that, I guarantee there won’t be any misunderstandings or problems. You need to open your heart to SOLS and SOLS will open its heart to you.

What made this trip meaningful to you, or how did this trip change your perceptions, future path?

This trip made me learn a lot personally and professionally. I was an active member of a very strong and famous NGO in South East Asia that helped me a lot in building my CV. I have been assigned to work on different projects which were challenging and inspiring at the same time.

I have gained a lot of knowledge about Asian business culture, administration and fundraising. My ambition is to work for a big environmental NGO so I am very grateful for all the skills I gained in SOLS, because I am sure that I will be able to use them in soon future. I have widen up my network and I have met a lot of people skilled in different areas of profit and nonprofit sector.