KUALA LUMPUR (March 31): Volunteers from Teach For Malaysia will be helping to create innovative and engaging online lessons for YTL Foundation’s Learn From Home Initiative, which is aimed at helping to ensure that all public school students in Malaysia can continue learning from home during the partial lockdown, or Movement Control Order (MCO) period.
According to a joint statement from Teach For Malaysia and YTL Foundation, Teach for Malaysia’s fellows and alumni will work on lessons that cover Mathematics, Science and English for Standard One to Form Five.
“Fellows and alumni involved are leveraging on their invaluable experience teaching in high-need government schools across the country (since 2012) in order to create content that is easy for students to follow and engage with, regardless of their level of proficiency in the subject matter. This is to achieve the objective of ensuring that no child is left behind in their education,” the statement read.
The lessons, they said, will be tailored to address the part of the national school curriculum that students will miss over the coming weeks of school closure.
These lessons will be available at https://ytlfoundation.org/learn and, together with the FrogPlay mobile app, can be downloaded for free regardless of whether parents have registered for the Yes 4G SIM under the Learn From Home initiative, as long as they have an Internet connection and a smart phone or device.
The initiative, first launched on March 25, enables online learning from home by leveraging on YTL Communications’ Yes network and FrogAsia’s content and digital platforms. Under the programme, parents can register for the free Yes 4G SIM cards that will give them 40GB data to access the learning resources and the FrogPlay mobile app, which has more than 5,000 revision quizzes.
The initiative has received overwhelming response, with the majority of registrations coming from lower-income communities living in semi urban and rural areas, the statement today said.
“Bringing online learning to our most challenged communities resonates with Teach For Malaysia’s mission and core values, on top of ensuring continuity of teaching in the schools where our fellows are placed. Thus, on behalf of the Board of Trustees, I would like to thank YTL Foundation and FrogAsia for providing us the opportunity to develop content that can be accessible to all, through their platform. To all parents and students, I would encourage you to access online learning resources such as the FrogPlay Mobile App to keep everyone learning, during this unprecedented time,” said Teach for Malaysia chairman Tunku Ali Redhauddin ibni Tuanku Muhriz.