The Leaps of Knowledge series aims to inspire, equip and empower Malaysians to be catalysts of change needed in the world today, especially through the use of technology and the Internet. Every event sees a carefully chosen ensemble of international and local speakers presenting current and exciting ideas, advancements and concepts that are rapidly transforming the world.
The Frog Classroom Programme is a makeover project designed to transform classrooms into vibrant spaces suitable for the level of collaboration and participation needed for 21st century learning. The transformation of these classrooms is a collaborative joint-effort between YTL Foundation and the parents, teachers, students of the interested schools.
Held annually, the 1BestariNet Teacher Awards is organised by FrogAsia and supported by the Ministry of Education and seeks to recognise the hard work and contributions of Malaysian teachers that implement technology into their lessons using creative and innovative methods. Teachers, students and parents all across Malaysia can nominate any outstanding teachers they know for multiple categories.
A quick lookback
Read about what we've done across the years and learn about the impact we've created in all over events
Leaps of Knowledge 2013 with Nick Vujicic
Having overcome many challenges and living life to the fullest despite his limitations, Nick Vujicic was the first person to launch our Leaps of Knowledge series, and served as an inspiration to inspire people to overcome their own challenges.
Girl Rising: I Am Change Kuala Lumpur
We hosted an exclusive Kuala Lumpur film screening of the documentary filmed in conjunction with International Day of the Girl Child, to raise awareness about the struggles girls in the developing world face in getting quality education.
Leaps of Knowledge: The Future of Learning
Our inaugural full-day conference in 2013 featured a lineup of international and local keynote and panel speakers, such as TED Prize winner Professort Sugata Mitra, Corporate Vice President of Intel, Gregory Bryant and author of Barefoot Leadership, Alvin Ung. All of them thought leaders in the fields of education and technology in their own right.
Leaps of Knowledge with Julia Immonen
Well-known for accomplishing two world records for rowing with an all-woman team across the Atlantic Ocean, Julia Immonen founded Sport for Freedom, an organization that uses the positive power of community and sport to address human trafficking and slavery on a global scale. Julia’s message was one that inspired students to use what was in their hands to be the change they want to see in the world.
Leaps of Knowledge: Inspiring Changemakers in Education
Themed “Inspiring Changemakers in Education”, The Leaps of Knowledge Conference 2014 brought together big thinkers and brave changemakers, such as Dr Alice Wilder, Alistair Smith, Julia Immonen and Jaul Anak Bunyau to the local stage.
St Anne’s College, University of Oxford, Summer School Kuala Lumpur
Summer School KL seeked to inspire and guide students towards making informed decisions on what fields to study and where to further their studies after schools. To that end, 17 top professors from St. Anne’s College, University of Oxford came to guide selected students across 4 days, in subjects ranging from Philosophy to Law and Biochemistry.
Summer School KL Showdown
Held in the evenings after Summer School KL, the Summer School Showdown brought 105 students together for a fun evening of learning crucial life skills, such as teamwork, critical thinking and presentation skills. Students were challenged to go beyond their comfort zone and come up with bold new ideas to solve problems presented to them.
Leaps of Knowledge with St.Anne’s College, University of Oxford
Besides the Summer School, we also ran a conference St.Anne’s College, University of Oxford for students from all over Malaysia. Students attending this one day conference were given a glimpse into the subjects taught at university through short subject lectures by the 17 professors and also learned more about living and furthering studies in the UK. The objective of the conference was to raise aspirations amongst students.
The Leaps of Knowledge Conference: The Classroom ReimaginED
With the theme “The Classroom ReimaginED”, this conference invited teachers to explore the variety of ways technology can be used to creatively aid teaching and learning in the classroom. Dr Cathy Davidson, an author, scholar and innovator shared practical ways teachers could reimagine lessons and inject new life and enthusiasm into today’s students. Ken Wissoker, Editorial Director echoed Dr Cathy by emphasising the value of creativity in the classroom. Delegates learned techniques from outstanding teachers in several workshops and participated in fun and exciting exhibitions throughout the day.
Students, the deadline for the Vinnie Chan Awards is fast approaching! Finalise your projects and submit them to email@example.com!
What is the Vinnie Chan Award?
In 2015, 193 World Leaders committed to The Global Goals aims to end poverty, fix climate change and fight inequality and injustice. Achieving these Global Goals by 2030 means being able to get this done in every nation, for everyone.
At FrogAsia, we support the United Nation’s Global Goals for Sustainable Development by providing Quality Education through what we do - transforming education through technology in Malaysia (Goal 4). We are also committed to help people learn about the goals, tell everyone about them and encourage others to do something to make the world a better place.
The Vinnie Chan Award gives students the opportunity to understand the importance of the Global Goals and to run projects in support of these goals. The award will recognise teenagers who have made a difference in their community and the world by putting their ideas for supporting the Global Goals into action.
Calling all teachers!
Our annual Leaps of Knowledge Conference is coming up soon! Details are still being finalised, but stay tuned as we reveal more in the coming months!