With the after effects of Covid-19, certain areas of socio-economic stability has been affected, especially education. In the rural communities the schools have been lacking in obtaining essential educational tools to empower both teachers and students so as to provide a more sustainable level of improvement in education. The Rotary Club of Penang ear marked 9 rural schools in the district of Bedong, Kedah to provide essential tools of Information technology. These tools are intended to enhance the teaching and learning capabilities of both the teachers and the students in these schools. 43 laptops, 22 desktop and monitors, 16 smart screen television units, 12 printers with cartridges and 220 rims of paper were donated in total to the schools involved.
Mr. Wilson Rondini (Other) 20000 USD Mr. Paul Sloyan (Other) 10000 USD Mr. Arran Stewart (Other) 10000 USD Rotarian Mustapha Jumabhoy (Other) 4210 USD Pandan Valley, Singapore (Rotary Club) 2980 USD Dell Computers (Other) 965 USD Penang, Penang, Malaysia (Rotary Club) 318 USD
Due to the after effects of Covid-19, the naional funding to schools has been based on student volume as well as academic excellance of individual schools. Therefore certain schools especially in the ruiral areas of Malaysia have been affected with regards to reaching their best potential to teach. The Rotary Club of Penang reached out to 9 rural schools in the District of Bentong, Kedah (Malaysia) and carried out a needs assesment of what these schools currently need.
By providing laptops, desktops, smart televesions, printers, prointing paper and large visual monitors, teachers are able to resource better material to educate their students. Schools are able to provide information technology laboratories for students to utilise to obtain resource materials for their studies as well as provide schools with smart televisons as a tool for educating their students.
By providing specific tools of education to these schools, the teachers are able to resource better educational material, which will benifit the education of the students. In the long run, the students of these schools will improve educationaly, and in return this would help create a better socio-economic environment for rural school children.
Project head: Rtn Stephanie Wong