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 …

Guest of the Month – Anuja B. Tanya

Global education incorporates learning of cultures, geographies, histories, and current issue of the world’s region. The opportunity for global education distinctively arises as teaching and learning is undertaken remotely on digital platforms when the pandemic hit in 2020. This allow both educators and learners to connect ideas, explore cross-cultural perspectives, and encourage analytical thinking at a wider angle. At LeapEd, …

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 …

What is true Collaboration?

LeapEd Global Learning’s global coordinators have collaborated across their schools and states and shared how strategic collaboration ensures learning never stops. Check out Puspharani Govindarajah, a Trust School Middle Leader & English Teacher and Andria Thien, a Vice- Principal & Academic Coordinator is sharing their insights on true collaboration: Check out the top tips from the session: If you are …

Helping Teachers Manage their Mental Health during the Pandemic

An insight by Hayley Trenchard and Rajveen Kaur As we enter a new phase of the pandemic in Malaysia, teachers across the country continue to provide remote learning for their students, while facing vaccine coordination, managing anxious parents, and facing a rotation-based classroom for the future. They continue to ensure that children get the education they deserve in a changing …