Category: Education

Meet Ayu. A Successful Orang Asli Educator Who Is Paying It Forward

Ayu A/P Majid, 25 years old was born in Kampung Chengkelik, R.P.S. Kuala Betis, Gua Musang, Kelantan. Gua Musang is home to a sizable community of Orang Asli’s of which Ayu is one of them. As a young girl, Ayu had very noble aspirations of becoming a teacher. She had pretend play sessions with her friends where she taught them under a tree and her ‘students’ would listen attentively.

“I’m A Recipient Of Syed Saddiq’s Botak Challenge”

Malaysian politician and former Minister for Youth and Sports, Syed Saddiq offered to adopt a new hairstyle on the line to raise funds for less fortunate students in Muar, under his fundraiser programme named “One Family, One Laptop”. This quickly became a hot topic and was more commonly referred to as the #BotakChallenge.

From Poverty To PhD: Dr. Rosli Sareya’s Story

Imagine studying in the wee hours of the night under the glow of a kerosene lamp that’s threatening to go off. The flickering light, a slim ray of hope to defy darkness in an attempt to pursue education.

Orang Asli Students Lagging Behind But There Is Hope

In Malaysia, the education of future generations is always held at a high priority. Yet, not everyone is given equal opportunity. The ‘Orang Asli’ (OA) community is an overlooked minority with 83% of the population still living in poverty[1]. Their lack of advancement can be partly attributed to the fact that opportunities for development and education are not readily available or accessible to many of them.

Veveonah Mosibin - Sabah Girl Who Climbed Tree

This Girl From Sabah Who Put A Spotlight On Malaysia’s Digital Divide

Meet Veveonah Mosibin. She unexpectedly rose to fame after climbing a tree to get a good internet connection to sit for her online exams. This driven 18-year-old student from Kampung Sapatalang, Pitas, Sabah captured the whole tree climbing episode on video and it became viral.

Six Students Stepped Out To Invest In Little Lives

Education and poverty are intertwined. Children from low income children are predisposed to various challenges at school and at home, limiting their chances for success in education. The problem becomes more complex when children are born into families without citizenship or national belonging.

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A Closer Look At Urban vs Rural Schools

Every year parents go through a mental list of requirements and criteria before enrolling their child into school. Parents living in urban areas have the opportunity of choosing from a

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