About WormingUp

WormingUp is an accredited social enterprise based in Kuching Sarawak, founded in 2015. We are using insect farming (black soldier fly) as a means for organic waste disposal to avoid landfilling. We are a group of Borneo youths which keen on environmental issues. Our team members consist of different races, Chinese, Malay, and Dayak who all are of young ages under 30 and passionate about conserving our precious organic resources instead of simply dumping/bury. Since we are still undergraduates, we have started working and partnering with various local organizations in running environmental programmes and workshops. Till now, we are 4-years graduated from Uni and fully committed to the organization.


Company Objectives

(i) To continue our organic waste reduction routine

Every generation of our army – the maggot of black soldier fly has great mission which is reducing organic waste. After they are matured, we will put these maggots back to their cycle to maintain their population. Their appetites are crucial to fight against the food waste issue (especially unavoidable food waste such as fish offal, rotten vege etc). They are live animals, eating 24/7 and the cycle cannot be stopped whenever we wish to, even during this MCO.  

(ii) To maintain our talented B40 community

We first started with 2 of us in 2015 and currently able to employ 3 full time passionate B40 community to help in the operation. Our monthly expense is mainly overhead which approximately RM10,000 for five of us in the organization.

During this MCO, no event is allowed, yet we still carry out our back end organic waste reduction operation, which this lead us to a hard time. Hence, we are here to run our first ever fundraising event to hope to get your support to sustain our cause

Our Core Team

Ts. Jeff Wee

Managing Director at FTA Group 

BSc. Resource Chemistry

Sustainability Consultant

Registered Prof. Env. Technologist (MBOT)

Pursuing MSc. in Environmental Science &

Project Management Professional (PMP) 

Tan Pei Chin

Business & Research Development

MSc. Entomology

BSc. Resource Biotechnology

HRDF Certified Trainer (TTT)

6 years in insect technology development & field works in Mauritius, China and Malaysia

Fallisca Evon

Media & Communication


Specialized in Childhood Education

Experienced in translating and proofreading journal articles, social media and dealing with kids

Carlson Tawi

Education & Special Project

MSc. Wood Science

BSc. Plant Science & Management

Specialized in Environmental Conservation

5 years in research and development & capacity building with Bidayuh tribe

Then Yi Yii

Conservation Farming

BSc. Plant Science & Management

Specialized in plantation & crop management 

Experienced in organic farming, sustainable farming, regenarative farming  and conservation projects

Phoebe Lee Harvey

Communication Executive

Dip. Public Administration & Policy Studies

5 years as GIS Analyst for Forestry Dept. Sarawak

Experienced in proofreading, content writing, copy-writing and public outreach

Peter Nohik

DIY, Engineering & Maintanence

Specialized in Metal Works & Designs 

8 years experienced in metal works, structure designs, mechanicals, electricals and maintanence

Achievement & Media

Awareness Talks

Wet Markets

Green Events

Awards & Recognition

One of the Top 25 for Social Enterpreneurship (Malaysia)
One of the grantees (Social Business) Youth Trust Foundation (Malaysia)
Champion of the Top 10 LiveWIRE Innovator (Global)
One of the Top 5 LiveWIRE Award (Malaysia)
One of the Top 9 Sustainability Event (Sarawak)
Top 10 Winner of Star Golden Hearts Award 2021
Social Enterprise Accreditation by Ministry of Entrepreneur Development and Cooperatives (MEDAC) and Ministry of Finance Malaysia
Champion of Chief Minister’s Environmental Award (CMEA) for category Small Enterprise (Service Sector)

Impact We Made


students were engaged through awereness


volunteers were particapated in our awereness events


hawkers from markets were educated


sets meal provided to Kuching Urban Poor Society (SKUP)


staff educated and adopted with proper waste management