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 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 with FrogAsia under the initiative on lessons that cover Mathematics, Science and English for Standard One to Form Five.
Teach For Malaysia is an independent, not-for-profit organisation whose objective is to provide children in Malaysia the opportunity to attain an excellent education. It partners with the Ministry of Education to recruit outstanding graduates and young professionals to become full-time teachers in high-need schools through its two-year Fellowship programme. Active since 2012, it is also one of the 50 partners of the global education network, Teach For All.
"Fellows and alumni involved are leveraging on their invaluable experience teaching in high-need government schools across the country 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, it 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.azurewebsites.net/learn. Together with the FrogPlay mobile app, they can be downloaded for free regardless of whether parents have registered for the Yes 4G SIM cards 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 an overwhelming response, with the majority of registrations coming from lower-income communities living in semi-urban and rural areas, the statement said.