Indigenous Communities Programme
(Orang Asli Education Programme)
About the Programme
LeapEd is developing and implementing an innovative model for change which empowers Malaysian indigenous (Orang Asli) students to recognise and celebrate their unique identity, language and culture. For learning to be successful for Orang Asli students, they need to feel appreciated and valued for who they are - as indigenous learners and Malaysian citizens.
Programmes across schools are supporting and developing a sense of cultural connectedness, positive wellbeing, confidence and competence. The challenge is to develop a future focus through an integrated learning programme, inclusive of wraparound support of family, school and community.
SK Ladang Pendas in Johor Bahru is achieving success by building the relationship with the SeletarLaut community. Student holistic outcomes have improved with a focused approach to engaging and supporting parents and students.
SMK Jeli is working closely with the Jahai community to introduce Project Based Learning (PBL), using local knowledge-based systems to engage students in teaching and learning. The school also implements programmes to develop teacher capacity in indigenous education.
Reaching out for more
LeapEd recognises the value of relationship building to develop a common understanding of Orang Asli education. There is emphasis on co-construction with the communities and school, to build capacity and sustainability.
We are looking forward to amplifying our impact and reaching out to more indigenous communities. If you believe you can make a difference with this initiative, please contact us to find out how to get involved.
Please contact us using the link below to find out more about Indigenous Communities Programme.