The School Support Programme started in 2013 when we assisted a school located in the vicinity of our office – Sekolah Kebangsaan Bukit Lanjan (Asli) in Damansara Perdana, which provides primary education to Orang Asli children from the Desa Temuan community. Our aim was to create a conducive environment for everyday discovery and learning, where the children may grow and discover their true potential. In the first year, two projects were undertaken to assist the students. The first project was the sponsorship of after-school tuition classes whereby students from Standard Four to Standard Six were tutored in Bahasa Melayu, English and Mathematics. The second project was targeted at inculcating a reading habit among the among the Orang Asli students by improving their school library.
The results were encouraging and in 2016, we formalised our commitment to the school by partnering with Khazanah Nasional Bhd’s PINTAR Foundation (PINTAR) and officially ‘adopt’ the school. Later in 2018, we adopted our second school, Sekolah Kebangsaan Tun Abdul Razak (SKTAR) in Kuala Kubu Bharu, Selangor. Also another school that provides primary education to Orang Asli within the district.
Being part of PINTAR allows us to utilise their modular framework to holistically develop the teachers and students. We are also looking to leverage on PINTAR’s expertise, experience, network and resources to improve the overall standard of our adopted schools and the teaching skills among its teachers through assessment and monitoring of the school’s performance. We work closely with PINTAR to tap on their network at the Ministry of Education as well as be involved in any events conducted by PINTAR to provide exposure for the pupils.
Among the initiatives by PINTAR and ILTIZAM includes:
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