New Volunteering Opportunity Domex Taskforce
The Domestic Exchange (DOMEX) Program is a 5-day exchange program for 15-20 year-old Malaysian students to experience what it is like to be a Malaysian from the perspective of others. During the program, participants stay with host family, take part in cultural activities and learn more about the religions, culture, practices, aspirations and value systems within the diversity that Malaysia has to offer.
The DOMEX pilot was launched in October 2018 in conjunction with the 60th anniversary of AFS Malaysia with the Deepavali cycle, followed by the Christmas cycle which were both hosted in Perak and then continued with the Chinese New Year cycle hosted in Pahang. The pilot phase will be completed with the Hari Raya cycle in June this year.
The pilot phase of DOMEX has brought up many discoveries and areas of development within the program. Moving forward from the pilot phase, we are excited to introduce a program with a strong message and content on intercultural learning to a wider audience and on a bigger scale.
Content and Learning: Improving materials to enhance the learning experiences of participants
Program Activities: Improving the program structure and activities during the exchange to allow participants to be engaged
Impact Study: Developing a way to assess and present the impact of the program towards the participants