Sarawak to have own model of schools for special needs kids

Sarawak to have own model of schools for special needs kids

Community Initiative, Digital Economy, Industry 4.0, Sarawak, Smart City, Social Innovation
Fatimah at the courtesy call. At left is Wishesland president Chi Poh Yung. — Photo by Muhammad Rais Sanusi KUCHING: Sarawak’s primary school for special needs children to be set up soon will not follow the existing models implemented by the federal Ministry of Education. Instead, it will be modelled along similar schools in other countries which have proven to be effective and successful, Welfare, Community Wellbeing, Women, Family and Childhood Development Minister Dato Sri Fatimah Abdullah has said. “Sarawak’s own special needs primary schools will not duplicate what the ministry had done – in fact, we’re doing something different entirely. “We’ve benchmarked the various models and practices from other countries, most notably from Australia. One of the key differences is the inclusion of sports elements. Given the chance and…
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Transforming Sarawak’s rural areas

Transforming Sarawak’s rural areas

Aviation and Aerospace, Community Initiative, Creative Arts & Design, Digital Economy, Entrepreneurs, Farming & Agriculture, FinTech, Fishing, Industry 4.0, Our Community, Renewable Energy, Sarawak, Smart City, Social Innovation
A visit to a longhouse or a village in the interiors of Sarawak will enlighten one on the lifestyle of the people in the rural area. Some are farming and selling their crops to make a living while others are working as labourers in the mining, oil palm, construction and timber sectors in a small town or ‘pekan’ to sustain their livelihood and support their families. Normally, the men are the breadwinners of a family while the women will take care of the household chores and their children. Some women will also support their families by bringing harvested crops and produces such as vegetables from farm to sell at the markets in nearby towns. The hardship of living life in rural areas has prompted the people to yearn for better…
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Dianggap gila, pemuda kutip 1.5 tan sampah di Sungai Selangor (VIDEO)

Dianggap gila, pemuda kutip 1.5 tan sampah di Sungai Selangor (VIDEO)

Smart City, Social Innovation
Masbudi Abdul Malek mengutip purata 300kg hingga 400kg sampah setiap kali membersihkan Sungai Selangor. — Foto-foto oleh Yusof Mat Isa KUALA SELANGOR, 7 Jun — Seorang pemuda di Kampung Kuantan di sini dianggap “gila” dan “bodoh” hanya kerana usahanya mengutip sampah sarap dengan menaiki sampan di sepanjang Lembangan Hilir Sungai Selangor. Namun, Masbudi Abdul Malek, 33, tidak peduli dengan kritikan itu kerana beliau tidak sanggup melihat alam sekitar tempat tinggalnya tercemar akibat sikap “tidak ambil peduli” manusia. [embed]https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x7agnew[/embed] Berbekal tangguk, sarung tangan, but, plastik hitam dan jaket keselamatan, Masbudi turun ke sungai dan mendayung sampan sejauh empat hingga enam kilometer untuk mengutip sampah yang dibuang penduduk dan projek pembangunan sekitar. “Biasanya dua kali sebulan saya akan turun menyusuri sungai seawal jam 9 pagi di sekitar kawasan jeti,” katanya kepada ProjekMM. “Secara…
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5 Terengganu Students Beat 100 Countries To Win Top Award In European Exhibition

5 Terengganu Students Beat 100 Countries To Win Top Award In European Exhibition

Creative Arts & Design, Digital Economy, Entrepreneurs, Industry 4.0, Renewable Energy, Smart City, Social Innovation
A group of students from SMK Panji Alam, Terengganu recently nabbed four awards at the 11th European Exhibition of Creativity and Innovation (Euroinvent 2019) The team - consisting of five Form 5 students - beat 635 teams from 100 countries in the ordinary school category. Euroinvent 2019 was held at the Palace of Culture in Iași, Romania from 16 to 18 May. Front Desk reported that of the four awards, 'Team Inovasi SMKPA' managed to win the 'Special Prize Award Euroinvent', which is also the highest honour at Euroinvent. The other three awards include the 'Gold Medal Award Euroinvent', 'Special Award Corneliu Group Romania', and 'Special Honour of Toronto Invention Society Canada'. The team's invention is a product to treat water that is made entirely out of natural materials. Named…
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