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Friday, 29 July 2011

TEACH FOR MALAYSIA : SUPPORT YOUNG LEADERS TO TEACH


Teach For Malaysia, identified as key human capital development initiative in 10th Malaysia Plan, was launched in December 2010. It aims to attract and develop Malaysia’s most promising future leaders in its mission of eliminating education inequity in Malaysia.

Kuala Lumpur, 28 July 2011 Leading corporations in Malaysia such as General Electric, Maxis, McKinsey & Company and PwC have stepped forward to join Khazanah Nasional in support of Teach For Malaysia’s effort to recruit 50 of Malaysia’s most promising future leaders for the challenging and highly selective two year Fellowship. YB Datuk Ir. Dr. Wee Ka Siong, Deputy Minister of Education today announced the 17 highneed schools in Kuala Lumpur, Selangor and Negeri Sembilan where Fellows (participants) will teach full-time for two years beginning in January 2012. These include SMK Tinggi Setapak (KL), SMK Gemas (Negeri Sembilan) and SMK Pulau Ketam (Selangor).

“High need schools are identified as schools with an under-performing academic track record with a high proportion of students coming from low-income families. However, the selected schools are blessed with principals who are determined to transform their schools with Teach For Malaysia Fellows” he added.

He was proud that Malaysians from both local and foreign universities such as Universiti Malaya, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Cambridge University and Melbourne University have accepted offers to join the Fellowship. YAM Tunku Ali Redhauddin, Teach For Malaysia Foundation’s Trustee, highlighted that the programme serves as a viable public-private partnership platform to attract an untapped talent pool into the teaching profession. “The Foundation is part of a global movement to tackle the challenge of education inequity – the problem that a child’s background often determines his or her outcome in life – a challenge that must be solved collaboratively by the government, the private sector and the youth of Malaysia”

Commenting on the partnership with Teach For Malaysia, Senior Vice-President and Chief Talent Officer of Maxis, Ms. Kala says, “Teaching is fundamental to building leadership. Maxis is delighted to partner with Teach For Malaysia on this fantastic noble purpose that provides leadership building whilst at the same time advocates for education equity.” “Today, more than ever, educating and developing our young are crucial elements in Malaysia's growth and transformation journey - It’s only natural that PwC supports Teach For Malaysia's mission of transforming ourstanding graduates into inspirational and effective leaders across all fields” says Dato' Seri Johan Raslan, Executive Chairman, PwC Malaysia.

Stuart Dean, President, ASEAN Region of General Electric further explained “At GE, we believe quality education helps build a strong and diverse citizenry to work and live in an increasingly competitive world. We are proud to be a part of this exciting program and the opportunity to help Malaysia’s brightest minds contribute to developing the country’s next generation of leaders and thus, shape the future of Malaysia.”

Dato’ Wee Ka Siong also highlighted that Teach For Malaysia’s inaugural training, held at Institut Aminuddin Baki, would commence in November with alumni from Teach For America and Teach First (UK) delivering an innovative blend of initial teacher training and leadership development as Fellows work towards their teaching certification.

Top graduates and young professionals are invited to submit their applications online at www.teachformalaysia.org by 15 August.

About Teach For Malaysia
Teach For Malaysia is an independent, not-for-profit organisation that is enlisting Malaysia’s most promising future leaders in our mission to end education inequity. The Teach For Malaysia Fellowship is a two-year, full-time and fully-paid leadership development programme modelled after the extremely successful Teach For America initiative. We are one of 19 partners of the prestigious global education network Teach For All. Teach For Malaysia is selecting 50 of Malaysia’s most outstanding future leaders for our inaugural intake in January 2012.


Sekolah Dalam Hospital


Buat julung kalinya, pelajar dan kanak-kanak yang sedang menerima rawatan di hospital terutama bagi tempoh yang lama akan terus diberikan hak untuk mendapat pendidikan secara formal melalui program Sekolah Dalam Hospital yang dilancarkan oleh Y.A.B. Tan Sri Dato’ Hj Muhyiddin bin Hj Mohd Yassin, Timbalan Perdana Menteri merangkap Menteri Pelajaran Malaysia pada 26 Julai 2011 di Institut Pediatrik, Hospital Kuala Lumpur.

Program Sekolah Dalam Hospital yang direalisasikan dalam tempoh beberapa bulan sahaja  hasil kerjasama erat di antara Yayasan Nurul Yaqeen, Kementerian Pelajaran, Kementerian Kesihatan dan juga ahli-ahli jawatankuasa Projek Hati Nurani adalah merupakan hasrat isteri YAB Menteri Pelajaran, Y.A.Bhg. Puan Seri Norainee Abd. Rahman selaku Penaung Projek Hati Nurani untuk membantu menyediakan pendidikan secara formal dan berstruktur sebagai sebahagian daripada tanggungjawab demi kelangsungan masa depan kanak-kanak.

Objektif pelaksanaannya adalah bagi memastikan pembelajaran murid tidak terjejas ketika berada di wad, tidak tercicir dalam pelajaran dan terus dipelihara selaras dengan matlamat Education for All.

Menerusi pendekatan pembelajaran yang agak berbeza daripada sekolah biasa, Sekolah Dalam Hospital adalah berorientasikan pendekatan didik hibur (fun learning) dan fleksibel dalam persekitaran yang kondusif, sekaligus membantu menghilangkan rasa bosan pelajar apabila perlu mendapat rawatan dalam tempoh yang lama di hospital.

Sekolah Dalam Hospital dilaksanakan secara projek rintis di tiga buah hospital iaitu Hospital Kuala Lumpur, Hospital Serdang dan Hospital Ampang dan dijangka akan diperluaskan ke hospital Kementerian Kesihatan Malaysia yang lain.

Seramai 16 orang guru telah menyahut cabaran dan hasrat murni kerajaan untuk memberi pendidikan kepada pelajar dan kanak-kanak di hospital, sekali gus menjadi kumpulan perintis di Sekolah Dalam Hospital.

Kejayaan projek Sekolah Dalam Hospital ini juga bergantung pada kerjasama badan-badan korporat tampil menyumbangkan dalam apa jua bentuk sumbangan bagi menjayakan projek ini.
Penafian: Kerajaan Malaysia dan Kementerian Pelajaran Malaysia adalah tidak bertanggungjawab bagi apa-apa kehilangan atau kerugian yang disebabkan oleh penggunaan mana-mana maklumat yang diperolehi dari blog ini.