Connection is about more than just data

Recent data released from the Health Ministry has shown that referrals for mental health support in Malaysia during the first 4 months of 2021, has surpassed what was required for the whole of 2020. Now, as we are in the midst of our third lockdown, we are facing an increased pandemic fatigue with a reduced tolerance for a resilient response. …

Global Learning Raya Wishes

Last month, Muslims around the world celebrated Syawal, albeit virtually. We have received short videos and handmade greeting cards from the LeapEd Global Learning network. Well done to all the kids who have taken the time to send their Muslim friends Eid wishes. Check out their creative Eid Mubarak cards and videos here: To know more about the LeapEd Global …

Activity Report 2020

We conquered 2020! We are super excited to share our latest Activity Report. Check out our interesting and innovative initiatives that helped many parents, teachers and children. We are so grateful to all our stakeholders for being a part of our journey. We couldn’t have done this without you! Download your copy here: Activity Report 2020

Tokoh Guru Kebangsaan 2021

We have a celebrity in our midst, and it’s none other than Pn Noorizan Mohamed, Tokoh Guru Kebangsaan 2021! This soft spoken lady was also conferred the Tokoh Guru Daerah Hulu Langat 2016 and Tokoh Guru Negeri Selangor 2018. So, we asked her 10 very important questions to get to know her better. Here we go… 1. How long have …

Transformation: Challenges & Possibilities

Yayasan AMIR (YA) and LeapEd had successfully organised Virtual Roundtable Sessions with the theme “Transformation: Challenges & Possibilities” in April and May with various topics focusing on the Senior Leadership Teams (SLTs), Teachers, Parents & Community and Students. Our inaugural session on 21 April 2021 featured our SLTs from Trust Schools with the topic ‘SLTs – Leaders of Transformation’, where …

A day in the life of the Semai Community

Reflections from Sheila, our Orang Asli Specialist in Tapah. A father walks into the office with a form for the Penolong Kanan Hal Ehwal Murid (PK HEM). As he reaches across, we notice the most intricately woven bracelets adorning his wrists. The PK HEM tells me that he is a famous master weaver, recently returned from an art exhibition on …

Concerned about Keeping Your Children Safe Online

There are at least 5.7 million children with Facebook, Instagram, and Snapchat accounts. More than 200,000 of them go online for the first time every day. Do you know that the age limit for a child to have a social media account is 13 years old? Do you know that Malaysia ranked 2nd in Asia for cyberbullying? How do I as …

Keeping Home / School Communication Positive

Home learning is stressful for everyone – parent, teacher and child. The closure of school buildings and the confinement of children to the house, with busy parents and siblings also trying to work, has created incredible levels of anxiety and stress inside the home. Nobody has chosen this situation, and everyone is trying their best to ensure the best outcomes …

6 Top Tips for Virtual Lesson Observations

“Data, data everywhere, and not a thought to think.” Robert Rose     “Big Brother is watching you.” George Orwell While scrolling through twitter last week, I came across a lot of chatter about online lesson observations. Some teachers love the support and feedback, while others believe they are an added burden, especially in our current context of all-consuming Covid …

The Buddy Bear Hotline Services Response in a Pandemic

Humankind is a registered social enterprise based in Kuala Lumpur whose mission is to improve the social and emotional well-being of vulnerable communities. In their recent effort, a platform called Buddy Bear was set up with the aim to support children and teens who are experiencing emotional distress.   This platform offers a helpline for children to talk about their worries and concerns amid the COVID-19 pandemic.  Humankind was first established in 2016 with core activities that include training and support …