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TO help students catch up with their lessons through self-directed learning, an additional 1,000 lessons will be added to the free “Learn From Home” Frog School Lessons online platform this year.

Phase two of the initiative was recently launched with CIMB Foundation joining Teach For Malaysia (TFM) and YTL Foundation to offer online learning lessons which focus on developing leaders in the classroom and learning content, as well as running community workshops to support students and parents of the B40 community as we transition into the 2022-2023 academic year.

TFM, with the support of CIMB Foundation, has contributed to the development of the “Learn From Home” lessons that are created on FrogAsia’s learning platform and made available on YTL Foundation’s website and the FrogPlay Mobile app.

Since the online initiative was introduced in March 2020, the lessons have been accessed over one million times. These lessons cover the entire English, Bahasa Malaysia, Mathematics and Science curriculum from Year One to Form Five.

TFM chief executive officer Chan Soon Seng said the last two years of remote learning have been challenging. “Students from communities that do not have equal access to learning resources have continued to fall behind. Moving forward, we need to continue to provide these students with access to high-quality learning materials.

“We also need to invest in local community leadership development in order for communities themselves to be able to support students’ education recovery journey sustainably,” he said in a press release dated Feb 15.

TFM and CIMB Foundation have focused on building strong leadership in the classrooms through TFM’s Fellowship and the capacity of community leaders through workshops with students and parents at Program Perumahan Rakyat (PPR) communities. The goal is to reach at least six PPR communities, 60 teachers and 9,600 students by 2023.

CIMB Foundation CEO Rafe Haneef Mohamed Haneef said the adoption of online learning remains a necessity as the pandemic continues to cause disruptions to the education system across Malaysia.

As such, it is important that online resources are made available to support the continuity of education for students by accommodating various delivery modes in line with their respective household context and environment, he added.

“We hope to build resilient learning systems where students who need extra support can access high-quality learning resources that are aligned to the curriculum at any time,” he said, adding that the aim is to raise students’ motivation and promote interactive learning outside the classroom.

“We also encourage active parent participation as they play an important role in their children’s learning and development. We will continue to extend our support to ensure that no child’s educational success is limited by their socio-economic backgrounds,” he said.

YTL Foundation has also been working with volunteer tutors to help students in other PPR communities make up for the learning loss experienced from the pandemic using the lessons on the platform.

Its programme director Datuk Kathleen Chew noted that the past two years have been particularly difficult for students living in these communities to cope with home-based learning. “Under our ‘Learn from Home’ initiative, we provided data and a smartphone to over 100,000 students in B40 families, but this still left many without a device and resources for learning.

“Through partnerships with like-minded organisations like CIMB Foundation and TFM, we hope that many more communities will be empowered to help their students make up for the learning loss not only in the core subjects of Bahasa Melayu, English, Mathematics and Science, but also in all other subjects in the curriculum through the additional 1,000 lessons we will be releasing this year.”

These lessons, together with over 13,000 quiz questions, can be accessed on the YTL Foundation website and the FrogPlay Mobile app for free.

All that is required is an Internet connection and a smartphone or device.

CIMB Foundation and YTL Foundation are also supporting TFM’s 10th cohort of fellows, who will be placed in primary schools for the first time.

These fellows will help pupils catch up on their learning which has been severely impacted by the pandemic.

Visit www.ytlfoundation.org/learn to access the lessons or visit the Google Play Store or Apple App Store to download FrogPlay Mobile.

Wednesday, February 16th, 2022

by NURUL SUHAIDI / pic credit: cimb.com

CIMB Foundation has joined Teach For Malaysia (TFM) and YTL Foundation to launch Phase 2 of the Learn From Home Frog School Lessons.

The education recovery effort focuses on developing classroom leaders, learning content material, as well as hosting community workshops to support bottom 40% income group (B40) students and parents during the post-pandemic academic year (2022-2023).

CIMB Foundation CEO Rafe Haneef (picture) said the adoption of online learning remains a necessity as Covid-19 continues to cause disruptions to the education system across Malaysia.

“As such, it is important that online resources are made available to support the continuity of education by accommodating various delivery modes in line with their respective household context and environment,” he said in a statement yesterday.

Rafe added that education is one of CIMB Foundation’s impact areas, and this programme is part of its mission to reach out to communities in providing access to quality education.

“We hope to build resilient learning systems where students who need extra support can access high-quality learning resources that are aligned to the curriculum at any time,” he said.

Since its introduction, the platform has been accessed over one million times with lessons covered include English, Bahasa Malaysia, Mathematics and Science for Standard 1 to Form 5.

It is noted that an additional 1,000 lessons to address the remaining core subjects in the curriculum will be added to the platform this year so that students can catch up with their lessons through self-directed learning.

FrogAsia learning can be found on YTL Foundation’s website and the FrogPlay mobile app.

“Together with TFM and YTL Foundation, we will continue to extend our support to drive this programme and ensure that no child’s educational success is limited by their socio-economic background,” Rafe added.

TFM CEO Chan Soon Seng noted that the past two years of remote learning had been challenging for students that did not have equal access to learning resources and have continued to fall behind.

“Moving forward, we need to continue to provide these students with access to high quality learning materials.

“We also need to invest in local community leadership development for the communities themselves to be able to support students’ education recovery sustainably,” he said.

TFM and CIMB Foundation have focused on building strong leadership in the classrooms through the former’s fellowship and workshops with students and parents from the People’s Housing Programme (PPR) communities.

“The goal is to reach at least six PPR communities, 60 teachers and 9,600 students by 2023.

“Initiatives such as our PPR workshops are aimed at increasing students’ motivation and promoting interactive learning outside the classroom,” Chan added.

CIMB Foundation also hoped parents would actively participate as they play an important role in their children’s learning and development.

YTL Foundation, on the other hand, has been collaborating with volunteer tutors to help children in PPR areas using the platform’s lessons to make up for the learning loss caused by the pandemic.

YTL Foundation programme director Datuk Kathleen Chew said students living in these communities had a hard time coping with home-based learning since the pandemic.

“Under our Learn from Home initiative, we provided data and smartphones to over 100,000 students in B40 families, but many are still left without a device and resources for learning.

“Through partnerships with CIMB Foundation and TFM, we hope that many more communities will be empowered to help their students make up for the learning loss not only in the core subjects of Bahasa Melayu, English, Mathematics and Science but in all other subjects in the curriculum through the additional 1,000 lessons we will be releasing this year,” she said.

CIMB Foundation and YTL Foundation are also supporting TFM’s 10th cohort of fellows, who will be placed in primary schools for the first time.

Antara cabaran terbesar buat rakyat Malaysia dalam menghadapi wabak COVID-19 ialah mencari langkah efektif untuk meneruskan proses pembelajaran bagi kanak-kanak.

Itulah titik permulaan pelan YES PRIHATIN LEARN FROM HOME yang dilancarkan oleh YES sempena pelancaran Jaringan PRIHATIN pada 5 Mei 2021.

Pada Mac 2020, ketika wabak COVID-19 mula melanda negara, Yayasan YTL dengan kerjasama YES dan platform pembelajaran FrogAsia melancarkan inisiatif Learn-From-Home yang direka khas untuk menjamin proses pembelajaran kanak-kanak di bangku sekolah berterusan sepanjang tempoh wabak itu.

Dengan kerjasama guru dan pemimpin masyarakat di seluruh negara untuk mengenal pasti mereka yang di ambang bahaya keciciran, Yayasan YTL dan YES bergabung membekalkan telefon serta kad SIM dengan 40GB data secara percuma kepada kanak-kanak dan keluarga yang memerlukan.

Telefon itu juga membolehkan mereka untuk terus berhubung dengan guru dan sekolah masing-masing, di samping memberikan akses kandungan pembelajaran Learn-From-Home Yayasan YTL yang merangkumi empat subjek teras dan 13,000 kuiz serta latihan ulang kaji bagi semua subjek teras milik FrogAsia.

Program Learn-From-Home kemudian diperluas kepada mahasiswa daripada lebih 30 universiti dan institusi pendidikan tinggi, selain 230,000 ahli Kesatuan Perkhidmatan Perguruan Kebangsaan Semenanjung Malaysia (NUTP).

Kini, Yayasan YTL dan YES sudah mengagihkan lebih 18 juta GB data 4G, 450,00 kad SIM dan 100,000 telefon pintar 4G secara percuma kepada pelajar, keluarga dan guru memerlukan.

Ini juga membantu Malaysia membentuk ekosistem pengajaran dan pembelajaran digital yang efektif dan bersemangat.

Terdapat dua pelan peranti YES PRIHATIN untuk rakyat B40: YES PRIHATIN Learn-From-Home Keluarga dan YES PRIHATIN Learn-From-Home Individu.

Menerusi subsidi Jaringan PRIHATIN, kedua-dua pelan itu membekalkan pelanggan dengan telefon pintar, data dan akses kandungan Learn-From-Home Yayasan YTL secara percuma bagi tempoh setahun tanpa sebarang deposit, kontrak atau bayaran dikenakan.

Pelanggan juga akan menerima baucar Shopee bernilai RM50 untuk pembelian barangan keperluan.

Dengan memilih YES PRIHATIN, keluarga B40 akan memiliki akses penuh kandungan pembelajaran Learn-From-Home Yayasan YTL, merangkumi sesi pembelajaran bagi subjek Bahasa Melayu, Bahasa Inggeris, Matematik dan Sains dari Tahun Satu ke Tingkatan Lima.

Ia dibangunkan mengikut piawaian silibus pendidikan Malaysia, juga akses kepada kuiz ulang kaji bagi semua subjek teras yang boleh didapati di aplikasi FrogPlay oleh FrogAsia.

Semua 1,272 sesi pembelajaran Learn-From-Home juga boleh didapati di laman rasmi Yayasan YTL dan aplikasi FrogPlay yang tampil dengan lebih 13,000 kuiz, menjadikan proses pembelajaran dan ulangkaji lebih mudah diakses semua pelajar yang memiliki telefon pintar.

YES percaya bahawa pendidikan adalah kunci yang boleh membuka jalan kepada pelbagai kemungkinan.

Dengan menghapuskan sebarang bentuk halangan dalam pendidikan dan menjadikan pembelajaran atas talian lebih mudah didapati oleh semua, YES memberi setiap pelajar peluang untuk berjaya dan mencipta pencapaian mereka dengan lebih baik.

Inisiatif YES PRIHATIN akan memberikan impak kepada kehidupan kanak-kanak dan keluarga B40, seterusnya menyumbang kepada pembangunan negara dalam jangka masa panjang.

Pelan YES PRIHATIN boleh didapati di https://www.yes.my/kasiupB40 atau menerusi aplikasi MyYes. Anda juga boleh membantu mana-mana keluarga B40 dengan mencadangkan mereka bagi pelan YES PRIHATIN di https://ytlfoundation.org/learnfromhome/.

he Star, April 28, 2021

by Vijenthi Nair

A TOTAL of 62 students from Section 17 and Kampung Baru Damansara in Petaling Jaya have enrolled for free online Bahasa Melayu and English tuition classes, courtesy of the Petaling Jaya MP’s service centre.

To help students who have fallen behind in their studies — especially those from underprivileged backgrounds — because of school closures during the movement control order, Petaling Jaya MP Maria Chin Abdullah and Petaling Jaya City councillor Bryan Ng Yih Min pooled their resources to run a “Tuition for a Cause” programme at the Section 17 community hall every Saturday, starting from April 24.

Maria said they were grateful to sponsors and volunteers who had contributed to the cause.

“YTL Foundation donated 15 Chromebooks and committed teachers from its Leaps Academy to kick off the lessons.

“Generous individuals donated tables, chairs and earphones to be used during the lessons.

“We have also shortlisted 20 volunteer teachers, who will be trained to take over lessons when they are ready, ” said Maria at the programme’s launch, which coincided with the first day of the class.

Ng said students, who had their own computers or smart devices, could follow the lessons from home, while those who did not, could go to the community hall to use the facilities there.

“Every lesson will be an hour and 15 minutes long.

“There will be volunteers to help the students with the devices at the hall, ” he said.

Also present were YTL Foundation programme director Datuk Kathleen Chew Wai Lin and several volunteer teachers.

Among them were retired airline senior manager Daud Abdul Kadir, 74, from Subang Jaya, retired agriculturist Billy Woo, 77, from Subang Jaya and retired human resources trainer Jaline Wellington, 67, from Kelana Jaya.

Daud said he believed retirees should continue to contribute to society and signed up to teach English to upper secondary students.

“The level of English among students is dropping.

“Forms 4 and 5 are vital years to brush up on the language before they step out into the world.

“With much time on my hands at the moment, I hope that I can be of help to these students, ” he said.

Woo said his patriotic spirit motivated him to contribute to nation building.

“I came to know about the call for volunteer teachers and decided to sign up, since I have the time to do it, ” he said.

Wellington said she had always loved teaching and got her Teaching English for Speakers of Other Languages certificate after retirement.

“I took up various jobs at private schools and language centres, but I have not been working over the past year due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

“I want to continue teaching, so I signed up as a volunteer, ” she said.

GEORGE TOWN, April 16 — The National Union of the Teaching Profession (NUTP) today inked a partnership deal with YTL Foundation and telecommunications provider YES to provide teachers with free Internet data.

The memorandum for the partnership was signed by NUTP president Aminuddin Awang and YTL Communications managing director Datuk Yeoh Seok Hong at AC Hotel, Penang here, which will see 230,000 NUTP members each receiving a free SIM Card with 40GB of data, delivered free of charge to their homes.

Aminuddin said that the initiative was necessary for Malaysia to adopt virtual teaching and learning amid the Covid-19 pandemic so that education would not come to a grinding halt.

He said the first step of the initiative was to ensure that teachers, as the frontliners of teaching and learning, must have access to mobile data to conduct online learning.

“The next step for the initiative is to get devices and data to the most needy students in the country as there is an urgency to make up for the learning loss experienced by students all over Malaysia as a result of the disruption to school since last March,” he said in his speech.

Aminuddin said NUTP would further support YTL Foundation’s “Learn From Home” initiative by nominating B40 families who are in need of smartphones and Internet data for learning.

“We are grateful that YTL Foundation has also stepped up to support this effort by providing free smartphones and data, as well as free learning content available to the B40 families,” he added. — Bernama

FrogAsia 和 Teach For Malaysia 志愿者为⻢来⻄亚学⽣精⼼设计线上学习内容

(吉隆坡 3 ⽉ 31 ⽇讯)Teach For Malaysia 成为杨忠礼基⾦会(YTL Foundation)最新合作伙伴,共同在新冠肺炎(Covid-19)防疫期间,确保⻢来⻄亚的学⽣在学校暂时关闭时,也能继续居家学习。⾃ 2012 年开始,Teach For Malaysia 的志愿者便在全⻢各地缺乏资源的国⺠学校⽀教。

杨忠礼基⾦会、杨忠礼通讯(YTL Communications)和 FrogAsia 于 2020 年 3 ⽉ 25 ⽇携⼿推出居家
学习计划(Learn From Home Initiative)。此计划善⽤杨忠礼通讯的 YES ⺴络以及 FrogAsia 的学习内容及线上平台,⿎励⼩孩在家通过⺴络学习。家⻓可以免费申请含有 40GB ⺴络数据的 YES 4G SIM 卡,然后登⼊ FrogPlay Mobile 应⽤程序,免费浏览各种学习内容及 5000 道复习题。

⾃这项计划推出⾄今,杨忠礼基⾦会便获得热烈回响,⼤多数注册的家庭来⾃城郊区及乡区的低收⼊群体。 有了免费的⺴络数据,⽗⺟便能浏览线上学习资源,协助孩⼦居家学习。

Teach For Malaysia 志愿者及毕业⽣抽出时间与 FrogAsia 合作,为国⼩⼀年级⾄国中五年级的学⽣精⼼设计创新及精彩的线上学习内容,科⺫涵盖数学、科学和英语 。志愿者及毕业⽣善⽤他们在全⻢各地缺乏资源的国⺠学校的宝贵教学经验,创建易于学⽣理解并感兴趣的内容 ,同时不必担⼼他们对相关科
⺫的掌握能⼒。这是为了实现没有任何⼀位⼩孩掉队,有教⽆类的⺫标。

这些课程专为国⼩⽣和国中⽣在学校暂时关闭期间可能会错过的学习内容⽽设计。课程会添加⾄ FrogAsia 已在本周发布的英语课程中。另⼀个内容合作伙伴 Pelangi 则在 FrogPlay Mobile 策划了⼀系列测验题,并为 FrogAsia 提供课程内容。

Teach For Malaysia 主席 YAM Tunku Ali Redhauddin ibni Tuanku Muhriz 说:“将线上学习带给我国的弱势社群,与 Teach For Malaysia 的使命及核⼼价值不谋⽽合,同时也确保我们的志愿者能继续教学。因此,我谨代表董事会感谢杨忠礼基⾦会和 FrogAsia,让我们有机会通过他们的平台,开发⼈
⼈都能浏览的内容。我希望所有⽗⺟和同学们,在这个⾮常时期善⽤线上学习资源,例如 FrogPlay
Mobile 应⽤程序,继续居家学习。”

Teach For Malaysia 联合创办⼈兼董事经理 Dzameer Dzulkifli 在介绍其组织时说:“Teach For Malaysia 的志愿者是由我国杰出的⼤专毕业⽣及年轻专业⼈⼠组成。⾃ 2012 年开始,450 位 Teach For Malaysia 的志愿者已影响全⻢各地超过 13 万名来⾃缺乏资源的国⺠学校的学⽣,他们⼤多数来⾃ B40 低收⼊家庭。”

杨忠礼基⾦会将继续寻找新的合作伙伴,使课程内容更丰富精彩,让学⽣们能在家快乐学习,不耽误学习进度。

Teach For Malaysia-FrogAsia 课程将在 https://ytlfoundation.org/learn 正式上线。不管家⻓是否已
注册 YES 4G SIM,皆能免费下载 FrogPlay Mobile 应⽤程序及学习课程。他们只须要⺴络、智能⼿机或电⼦设备便能获得上述内容。

欲注册 FrogPlay Mobile 及申请免费的 YES 预付 4G SIM 卡,欢迎浏览 www.ytlfoundation.org/learn。欲获取最新消息,请关注杨忠礼基⾦会脸书专⻚ https://www.facebook.com/ytlfoundation 或 Instagram 和推特账号 @ytlfoundation 。

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