Refused to be branded as hypocritical millennials who critique but do not contribute, John-Son Oei, Jayne Kennedy and Loh Jon Ming have built their dinner table talk into a foundation for social outreach and positive change. In its eighth year, EPIC is as dedicated to its cause of creating platforms that inspire, mobilise and empower people for personal and community transformation, as ever.
Just last year, they’ve expanded their social enterprise to include EPIC Communities, a community-driven development that aims to create cooperative, resilient and sustainable communities and EPIC DNA, an experiential learning arm that works to develop response-able people driven by a heart of service. At its core, EPIC Homes, a movement that seeks to build relationships between the urban and rural divide through the activity of building homes for underprivileged communities remains strong. We caught up with the masterminds of EPIC to discuss their master plan for the organisation.
JOHN-SON OEI, 31, JAYNE KENNEDY, 30, LOH JON MING, 29
(CEO, COO, CFO) AND CO FOUNDERS OF EPIC)
2. what is the approximate capital needed to build and finish one home?
The cost of the home ranges from RM43-45000 depending on accessibility and distance from Klang Valley. Builders cover their own costs for the 3 days, and this depends on the suppliers and accomodation available in the area.