Projects for Happiness is an initiative by Khind Starfish Foundation for all undergraduates in Malaysia to design grassroots projects since the year 2014 – anywhere in Malaysia – which promotes happiness and addresses the root cause of poverty and poor education.

We encourage applicants to use their creativity to design projects and employ innovative techniques for engaging project participants in ways that focus on Education, Helping Underprivileged Community, Arts & Culture, Environmental Protection, Animal Welfare, and Racial Harmony. Through submission by universities and colleges in Malaysia, projects will be selected for funding at a maximum of RM10,000.00 each.

We hope to encourage student initiative, innovation, and entrepreneurship by finding creative ways of helping to uplift the lives of those who are socio­economically challenged through sustainable community initiatives. The overall program is intended to be nationwide in scope and impact. We believe that youth, leaders of today, ought to be challenged to ‘think about giving back to society’ in their own way.


  • To organize, carry out and support schemes for the relief of poverty, distress and human suffering, improvement of the standard of human life and treatment of sickness, diseases, mental or physical illness, disorders and disabilities
  • To carry out, aid, assist or support schemes to improve living conditions, provide relief to and maintain the well­being and improve the welfare of poor, needy, distressed, disadvantaged or deprived communities; and
  • To organize, carry out, facilitate or support initiatives or measures in connection with the promotion of culture, arts and heritage


Khind Starfish Foundation


Undergraduate students at any universities in Malaysia are eligible.

Groups of student from the same campus, as well as individual students, may submit proposals to the official website

Application Process

To be considered, a student (or group of students) must upload a 1­minute video to Instagram and prepare a written statement which describes the project (who, what, where, how) including expected outcomes and prospects for the future impact (not to exceed two pages) as well as budget (one separate page).
All written project proposals, require a heading to include the following: name of the participating institution, name of all student participants, title of project, dates of the projects, location where the project will be performed. Proposals should include pre­approval of all involved parties and organizations involved in the project.
The two­ page proposal and one­page budget should be submitted electronically to the official website of the Khind Starfish Foundation. Students with queries may direct them to their campus designated official or the supporting team from the foundation.
Application forms and details can be downloaded and submitted at www.khindstarfishfoundation.org.my

Selection Criteria

Once the proposal has been selected, the student has to raise minimum of 15% of the total project cost before the fund being awarded. Please note that the initial 15% fund shall be raised from a minimum of 10 persons.

Special Criteria of Project for Happiness in the year 2020

In view of the COVID­19 pandemic, Project for Happiness has pivoted our direction that all our projects for submission are required to include online or online related elements.





Date Action

1 July ­— 31 Aug

  • Student application (proposal) submitted to Khind Starfish Foundation official website.
  • Upload a 1­minute video to Instagram that describes your project.
    Tagged @khindstarfishfoudation #projectforhappiness2020

  • Judging session via Zoom online
  • Announcement for judging session by email to successful applicants.
    Students present proposal presentation in judging session.

  • Selected project will need to do crowdfunding and forms will be given (Offer Letter, Fundraising Form, Agreement Form, and Student Committee List) after judging session.
  • The selected projects will need to update the project status via social media at least 1 time.
    Platform: Facebook & Instagram
    Tagged @khindstarfishfoundation #projectforhappiness2020

Oct ­— Nov
  • Crowdfunding and form submission (Project Fundraising Form, Student Agreement Form, and Student Committee List).
  • The selected projects will need to update project status one time with video (mandatory) & images with descriptions via Google form, and we will post it via social media as content.
  • The selected projects will need to attend online PowerPoint training via Zoom on the 10th of Oct (Saturday), 9 AM  ­— 12 PM.
  • Project implementation and completion.
  • Grant distribution.

  • Final report submission through email. Email report to ksf@khind.com.
  • Final presentation by students via Facebook Live. Exact date will be announced through email.
  (Updated: 30/6/2020)