Sabtu, 25 April 2009

PINTAR Project – Beyond Borders

Malaysia Airports adopted two schools in Penang during the PINTAR pilot project in 2007 namely Sekolah Kebangsaan Batu Maung and Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Batu Maung with a period of adoption of 3 years. During ‘Beyond Borders’ 2007, Corporate Communications has conducted and coordinated programs and activities encompass of:
i. Motivational Talks/ Dialogues (ie. Motivational program with Dr. Fazley)
ii. Motivational Activities (ie. Kem Waja Diri, Program Latih Tubi, Kem Gerak Sedar)
iii. English Programs (ie.English Workshops and Courses, English Week)
iv. Upgrading of Language Laboratory

Malaysia Airports has since then adopted another seven more schools in different states under the ‘Beyond Borders’ Moving Forward 2008:
1. Sekolah Kebangsaan Bukit Pinang, Alor Star, Kedah
2. Sekolah Kebangsaan Pokok Sena, Penang
3. Sekolah Kebangsaan Bukit Changgang, Selangor
4. Sekolah Kebangsaan Wira, Kuantan, Pahang
5. Sekolah Kebangsaan Pengkalan Chepa, Kota Bharu, Kelantan
6. Sekolah Kebangsaan Petagas, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
7. Sekolah Kebangsaan Pulo, Kuching, Sarawak

Malaysia Airports continues its Beyond Borders programme with an English skill workshop called ‘Better English for Science & Mathematic Teachers’ or BESMaT, aiming to elevate English proficiency for the teachers at its adopted schools.

Currently, Malaysia Airports sits in the ‘Big 8’ group for CSR, appointed by Khazanah Nasional. This is a big responsibility for Malaysia Airports and a great honour to be seen as one of the GLCs actively involved in CSR activities.


Students and teachers rewarded in the inaugural Beyond Borders Awards 2008

SEPANG, 18 October – Improving English proficiency certainly pays for students and teachers of Malaysia Airports’ eight adopted schools, as their efforts were rewarded in the Malaysia Airports inaugural Beyond Borders Awards 2008.
Under the Beyond Borders Awards 2008’s banner, Malaysia Airports organised two competitions, namely Golden Pen Awards Essay Writing Competition and Beyond Borders Project Interschool Competition.
In the Golden Pen Awards Essay Writing Competition, Standard 4 pupils from the adopted schools were rewarded for their excellent essays submitted for the competition.
Dato’ Seri Bashir Ahmad, Managing Director of Malaysia Airports said: “We would like to encourage these students to continuously improve their English proficiency, and rewarding them is one of the best ways to further inculcate their interest in English. Personally, I was impressed by the writing skills of these schoolchildren, and they are only 10 years old!”
In this Golden Pen Awards Essay Writing Competition, these Standard 4 pupils were required to write on a simple essay – About Me in 300 words. A total of 496 pupils submitted their entries, and top three pupils from each school were shortlisted and their essays were reevaluated to select the best amongst the best.
Dato’ Seri Bashir explained: “We believe in starting early in preparation for their Ujian Penilaian Sekolah Rendah (UPSR) exam, so when they’re in Standard 6, they may reap what they sow two years back, and we can then evaluate and see the results of the programmes that we have organised.”
For Golden Pen Awards Essay Writing Competition, the winner, Nurul Arynna Chan Ariffin from Sekolah Kebangsaan Pengkalan Chepa, Kota Bharu, Kelantan received RM1,000.00, second place went to Masyitah Mirza Saad of Sekolah Kebangsaan Wira, Kuantan, Pahang who received RM700 while Nur Syafiqah Iskandar of Sekolah Kebangsaan Pulo, Kuching, Sarawak was third and received RM500, all accompanied with certificate of participation and trophy.

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