How LeapEd can help YOU in 2022 with Safeguarding in YOUR institution

Through our work in the Malaysian Education landscape in the past decade, we at LeapEd have observed that: there is limited contextualized support and training for schools on Child Protection and Safeguarding​ while schools may have guidelines, these may not be commonly understood for a speedy response when faced with a concern​ although well-intentioned, Child Protection and Safeguarding activities tend …

Revamping Safeguarding for a New Readiness

It has taken a pandemic to raise awareness of Child Protection and Safeguarding in Malaysia. Whilst activists and NGOs have long been highlighting the issue, the #makeschoolsasaferplace movement shone a spotlight on the issue more publicly, with much controversy, speculation, and dispute.   Keeping children safe in school should not be an issue of contention, however, it highlighted that within …

Guest of the Month – Heeran Kaur

We are excited to feature Heeran Kaur, a licensed professional Counsellor and Special Needs Consultant, as our #guestofthemonth. Heeran shares issues and challenges surrounding mental health and tips to improve our emotional wellbeing. 1. What seems to be the biggest challenge for youth facing Mental Health issues in Malaysia post the pandemic? Intensive lock-down policies coupled with stringent physical distancing …

5 Ways to Well-being

As schools reopen, society is again faced with new challenges. For parents and teachers, this can become overwhelming, as we are faced with new routines, expectations, and we are again concerned about keeping our children safe. Our children need an effective parent at home, and teacher in the classroom, but poor mental health can manifest in sickness or lack of …

UNICEF REPORT: Supporting Teenagers

UNICEF’s 2021 #OnMyMind report, has an urgent and strong call to action for organisations to be more proactive in raising the profile of mental health and well-being and challenging the stigma around the topic. Teenagers have been particularly affected by the disruption to education, especially in relation to examinations. Unfortunately, data collected pre-pandemic presented a poor picture in relation to …

UNICEF Report: Starting Mental Health Conversations with Children

UNICEF’s 2021 #OnMyMind report, has an urgent and strong call to action for organisations to be more proactive in raising the profile of Mental Health and Well-being and challenging the stigma around the topic. The report contains devastating statistics: An estimated 45,800 adolescents die from suicide each year, or at least 1 person very 11 minutes. Suicide is the fifth …

UNICEF Report: Supporting Children with School Re-opening

In line with the launch of UNICEF’s #OnMyMind Report (https://www.unicef.org/reports/state-worlds-children-2021), we are proud to present a series of blogs and videos that will help parents and teachers navigate mental health topics with their children. As schools re-open, many will be facing increased anxiety and concern for their children’s health. Whilst we are using masks and sanitizers, we must take precautions …

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