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PINTAR Voices - PINTAR Foundation
Issue 3/2015
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A Malaysian CSR in Education Resource
PINTAR Voices Issue 3/2015
A Quarterly Publication
KDN: PP 18323/11/2013(033700)
PINTAR
Voices
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Promoting Intelligence, Nurturing Talent, Advocating Responsibility
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Towards Making a
Meaningful Difference
in Education
PMLU
Tour
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LPPSL
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fun on wheels PINTAR schools
06 enjoyed fun activities on the PMLU
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GLC open day 2015 Graduating to
Higher Class
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PINTAR school
onboarding service
24th MEMBERS’
08 roundtable meeting
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LEAdership programme for
PINTAR school leaders
DAnajamin100 Selection Camp
11 for Batch 2
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Chairman’s message
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pintar map
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PINTAR Mobile learning unit
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PINTAR SCHOOL ONBOARDING
service
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24TH PINTAR MEMBERS’
ROUNDTABLE MEETING
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GLC OPEN DAY
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LEADERSHIP PROGRAMME FOR
PINTAR SCHOOL LEADERS
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DANAJAMIN100 LEADERSHIP
PROGRAMME: SELECTION CAMP
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SPECIAL MEMBER FEATURE: BANK
ISLAM
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member activities: TNB & UMW
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member activities: BOUSTEAD &
CIMA
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member activities: TM
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member activities: UEM SUNRISE
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member activities: UMW OIL & GAS
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MEMBER & partner activities:
MBSB & media prima
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> Editor-in-Chief’s Note
Warm greetings from PINTAR Foundation!
We have just celebrated our National Day and Malaysia Day and completed
the third quarter of the year. Before we know it, 2016 will be upon us!
And what a journey it has been so far, with members and the Foundation
alike, working tirelessly to meet our respective organisational objectives.
Nevertheless, I believe the pace will pick up even faster as we work towards
completing this year’s projects and start our planning and budgeting for
next year’s activities.
In this third quarter, PINTAR participated in the GLC Open Day 2015, with the
PMLU bringing much delight to its visitors. We have also completed the first
phase of the Leadership Programme for PINTAR School Leaders (LPPSL)
for Batch 4 and completed the selection of a second batch of students
for Danajamin100 Leadership Programme. Our recently concluded 24th
Members’ Roundtable meeting at the Pullman Kuala Lumpur Bangsar
enabled us to catch up and learn about the 21st Century Classroom. Do get
the details on these and other activities in the following pages of this issue.
It gives me great pleasure to introduce PINTAR’s latest member - SEGi
University & Colleges, who joined PINTAR in August. The PINTAR team
and fraternity look forward to working closely with SEGi, whose expertise
in education will no doubt add value to our programme.
We are also delighted to note that I&P Group Sdn Berhad has adopted two
new PINTAR schools, and the UEM Group has re-adopted two of the PINTAR
schools that participated in the English Literacy Programme sponsored by
UEM Group. Thank you to I&P, UEM Group and all our members for your
tremendous support and commitment to dedicate your resources to the
needy schools under PINTAR. We really appreciate your contribution to the
cause and look forward to your continued support and association to make
PINTAR programme a success.
Lastly, thank you to all contributors to this issue. We hope you will all enjoy
our latest edition of PINTAR Voices and trust to have kept you updated.
Happy reading!
Our Vision
To inspire the young generation
to become responsible citizens
by
Promoting
Intelligence,
Nurturing Talent and Advocating
Responsibility.
Our mission
An Organisation working in
partnership with corporations,
partner NGOs and the Government
to enhance the motivation and
success of underperforming
schools through education, in line
with the National aspiration to
develop human capital who are
adequately prepared to meet the
challenges of the 21st century.
Editor-in-Chief : Karimah Tan Abdullah
Contributors
: Norzalina Masom
: Norzainah Omar
: Nasrol Mansor
Editorial Team : Mas Elati Samani
: Erma Hayati Zakaria
Warmest regards,
Karimah Tan Abdullah
Email
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Fax
Address
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written permission from PINTAR Foundation.
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PINTAR Foundation
A Message from our
Chairman
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We have just completed the third quarter
of the year and what a challenging year it’s
been so far.
As you are aware, the global economy in 2015 started
on a volatile note and emerging market economies
like Malaysia was not spared. On the domestic front,
we are confronted with several economic dark clouds,
ranging from rising cost of living and elevated Federal
and household debt to the deep fall of our ringgit
value. Such challenges have been unprecedented
since the 1997 Asian financial crisis. Despite the
current crisis, I believe Malaysians are hopeful that we
can come together to create a more tolerant society
and strive to put our country’s economy back to
good standing.
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On a positive note, please do catch the in-depth
interview with Dato’ Sri Zukri Samat, an exemplary
corporate leader who knows all too well about the
1997/1998 financial crisis, in this issue. Dato’ Sri
Zukri is currently the CEO of Bank Islam and recently
appointed Group Chief Executive Officer of BIMB
Holdings Berhad (BHB). He is a highly respected
figure in the Islamic banking circle having won the
“Banking CEO of the Year, Asia” by the International
Banker in London, solidifying his position as one of
Malaysia’s most respected corporate leaders in the
banking industry with his vision, skills and values.
Among others, he touches on the Malaysian National
Education Blueprint, its impact on projects, partnering
with PINTAR Foundation, and many more in this issue.
I am delighted to welcome our latest PINTAR member
- SEGi University & Colleges, one of the largest private
education provider in Malaysia reputed for its innovative
programmes that cater to the education needs of the
country. We are confident that together with SEGi’s
support, many more students from PINTAR schools will
benefit from programmes that will enrich their life.
Finally, we are getting into a new quarter of the year when
student assessments will be the order of the day as the
school year draws to a close. Our PINTAR members
and partners do their level best throughout the year to
support their schools to adequately prepare PINTAR
students for their upcoming national examinations.
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To quote Zig Ziglar, “Success occurs when opportunity
meets preparation”. PINTAR Foundation together
with its members and school leaders, provide the
opportunity whilst positioning our PINTAR students to
succeed in their endeavours. I believe by now, these
students should be highly motivated and well prepared
to ace their examinations. On behalf of PINTAR, I
wish our PINTAR students the very best in everything
they do and thank all members for their industry and
contributions to their students!
Yours sincerely,
Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Utama Arshad Ayub
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PINTAR Schools Nationwide
(as of October 2015)
30
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PI NTAR Adopted School s
259 Completed Adoption Period
126 Active Schools
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21 Newly Adopted Schools
406 Total Schools
(Total number of PINTAR Schools at October 2015)
New PINTAR Member
Achievements
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New Adopted
Schools
Thank you for your support
and continuous commitment
to the Foundation. We admire
the dedication showed by
our members in wanting to
make a meaingful difference
in the lives of these students.
SK Seri Jemerli, Kedah
Welcome and thank you for your support
and commitment to the Foundation in its
mission to enhance the motivation and
success of underperforming schools
through education.
SK Ulu Sedaka, Kedah
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PINTAR Foundation
PMLU Tours Malaysia
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Students of SKJT Bagan Serai, Perak, listened
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Musical Intelligence
A student from SK Lahar Yooi,
Pulau Pinang, tried playing a violin.
Logical Intelligence
A group of students from SK Mohd
Khir Johari, Johor, attempted to
solve a pipe logical puzzle.
logical Intelligence
Verbal Intelligence
Two boys used their solving skills
while being observed by Lembaga
Tabung Haji Deputy Group
Managing Director, Dato’ Johan
Abdullah, during the Hari Sejahtera
bersama Tabung Haji.
A student from SAM Sungai Haji
Dorani got to become a cameraman
at the newscasting section.
If you know of a school or community that you think
can benefit greatly from our PMLUs, do drop us an
email at [email protected] for any enquiries.
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pintar orientation programme and
school onboarding service
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The PINTAR Orientation Programme is an in-depth introduction to PINTAR Foundation and the PINTAR Programme,
focusing on processes and procedures as well as PINTAR’s roles and responsibilities. The programme is directed
towards new and existing members who feel that new inductees in their PINTAR team would benefit from an
in-depth introduction to PINTAR Foundation.
PINTAR’s School Onboarding service helps PINTAR members to engage their school at the start of the adoption to
get them acclimated into the PINTAR programme with ease. During the Onboarding sessions, the school leaders and
teachers were briefed about PINTAR programme and its mechanism. It familiarises them to the PINTAR member who
have adopted them; and to the role of the various stakeholders in the three-year relationship - PINTAR Foundation,
their sponsor Company as well as the School’s role and expectations. The session also allows school leaders and
teachers to formally get acquainted with the PINTAR member’s person-in-charges (PICs) as they focus on activities
that will be implemented together with the Member during the three-year adoption period. Other stakeholders
invited to the session included officials from the State Education Department and the District Education Officer
where the school is located.
In the third quarter, our Stakeholder Relationship Management (SRM) unit together with PINTAR members, UEM
Group and TM, visited four schools – SK Teluk Gadong, SK Pandamaran Jaya, SK Senawang and SK Mendamit, for
their special orientation into the PINTAR family.
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PINTAR Foundation
Members’ Roundtable Meeting
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On September 15, 27 representatives from 16 PINTAR
PINTAR 24th
companies, converged at the Pullman Kuala Lumpur
Bangsar for the 24th PINTAR Members’ Roundtable 2015.
During the Roundtable, PINTAR shared with its members
and partners on the Members’ Mid-Year Report 2015, and
the latest updates on PINTAR programmes and activities.
The bi-annual Roundtable organised by the foundation
allows PINTAR members and partners the opportunity to
network, exchange ideas and experience, and discuss on
issues that would lead to better programmes for PINTAR
schools and influence student outcomes.
Participants in the Roundtable discussions were also
briefed on the latest initiatives by the Ministry of Education
(MoE) that they may find useful to
incorporate into their programmes and
activities for their respective PINTAR
schools.
21st Century
Classroom
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MoE Head of Innovation in Curriculum
Unit, Dr. Hajar Mohd Nor, presented
on the concept of the 21st Century
Classroom and shared insights on how
the school and class environment can
affect and influence student outcomes.
Dr Hajar further shared ideas on how
PINTAR members can support or help
under-served schools especially those
who do not have adequate space to
conduct lessons and activities.
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GLC Open day 2015
Graduating to Higher Class:
Nation-Building, Touching Lives
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Thousands of visitors thronged
the PINTAR Foundation booth
to learn about our programmes
and activities at the GLC
Open Day 2015, a three-day
affair that celebrated the
‘graduation’ of government-linked
investment companies (GLICs)
and government-linked companies
(GLCs)
from
the
10-year
GLC Transformation (GLCT)
programmes.
The booth’s star attraction was
the PINTAR Mobile Learning
Unit (PMLU) bus which featured
various traits of intelligence,
namely verbal, logical, musical,
visual, kinaesthetic and emotional.
The GLC Open Day 2015, held
at the Kuala Lumpur Convention
Centre from 7-9 August, with the
theme ‘Graduating to a Higher
Class: Nation-Building, Touching
Lives’, was launched by Prime
Minister, YAB Dato’ Seri Najib Tun
Razak. Members of the public
got a glimpse of the positive
developments that GLICs and
GLCs have contributed to the
nation and heard key success
factors and lessons learnt from
Chief Executive Officers (CEOs)
of these GLICs and GLCs.
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School leaders from 25 PINTAR schools were exposed
to key essence of leadership and the role they play in
achieving the objectives of an organisation, in reference
to their respective schools.
Forty-nine school leaders, namely principals, headmasters
On the final day of the workshop, PINTAR Foundation General
and headmistresses from 25 PINTAR schools, took part
Manager, Puan Norzalina Masom, took the opportunity to reiterate
in the Leadership Programme for PINTAR School Leaders (LPPSL)
the importance of quality leadership in transforming school
Batch 4 Phase 1, held at the Vistana Hotel Kuala Lumpur from
performance.
17-19 September.
In a special knowledge and experience sharing session, workshop
The objectives of the programme was to identify key critical factors,
participants had a first-hand look at how SK Seri Saujana
namely the educational leadership skills, guidance on management
headmaster, Encik Mohd Fuad Yusoff, formerly the headmaster of
skills, effective communication skills and emotional intelligence, as
SK Kampung Layau, one of the pilot Trust Schools under the Yayasan
well as problem solving and transformation of management skills,
AMIR Trust Schools Programme. Encik Fuad shared the knowledge,
which can help school leaders in leading their respective schools
experiences and skills he gained from being headmaster in the Trust
towards effectiveness and excelence.
Schools programme for three years. Encik Fuad had adopted the
strategic plan of a trust school for SK Seri Saujana in the pursuit
During the opening, PINTAR Board of Trustee member, Encik Sabri
of producing more holistic students in a conducive and engaging
Abdul Rahman, urged the participants to understand the essence
learning environment. In addition, he shared practical ideas on how
of leadership and the role they play in achieving the objectives of
PINTAR schools can implement effective projects at minimum cost.
an organisation, in reference to their respective schools.
The workshop was facilitated by a team from the Universiti
Pendidikan Sultan Idris (UPSI), which was led by Professor Dr Omar
Abdull Kareem, an associate professor with the Department of
Educational Management, Faculty of Management and Economics
of UPSI.
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LEADERSHIP PROGRAMME
SELECTION CAMP
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The Danajamin100 Leadership Programme
aims to develop and maximise students’
leadership abilities and potential through a
variety of well-designed engagements over a period
of three years. Following the success of the project
which was first introduced last year, Danajamin
committed to training a second cohort of students
for PINTAR schools from the northern region.
Thirty-eight shortlisted students from five PINTAR
schools from Perak, Penang and Kedah participated
in the selection camp held at the Bukit Merah Lake
Town Resort from 20-21 September.
The
selection
panel,
which
comprised
representatives from PINTAR Foundation and
Danajamin Nasional Berhad, observed how the
students engaged in physically and mentally
challenging activities that revealed their individual
traits such as passion, clarity of thought, care
and responsibility, leadership and teamwork. The
students also underwent an interview session with
the selection panel on the last day.
Congratulations to the 30 students who made it
through and welcome to the Batch 2 Danajamin100
Leadership Programme! We have no doubt that they
will benefit from the rigorous activities and training
modules that have been planned under
a structured programme that will focus
on character building, leadership,
communication and other soft
skills from now until 2017.
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PINTAR Foundation
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Bank Islam has joined
PINTAR since 2008 and
has adopted 18 schools
across the country.
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Towards Making
a Meaningful
Difference
in Education
We spoke to Bank Islam Malaysia Berhad Managing Director,
Dato’ Sri Zukri Samat, regarding their vision to make changes
to improve educational outcomes of under-performing schools
and transforming the lives of schoolchildren across the country.
Q
A
In your role as a PINTAR Foundation Premium
Member, please describe Bank Islam’s
involvement with PINTAR Foundation and the
School Adoption Programme?
Poverty should not be a hindrance to getting good
education, while good education is an effective
means against poverty.
It is for this very reason Bank Islam has chosen to associate
itself with PINTAR Foundation in 2008 and has adopted
18 schools around the country. Bank Islam’s Corporate
Responsibility (CR) initiatives for education place emphasis
on students from poor economic background and support
the national agenda in providing access for quality
education to those in the rural areas, thereby ensuring equal
education opportunities.
We have assisted the Foundation’s mission to make a
meaningful difference to children from impoverished
families and communities and provided quality education
as well as useful skills to more than 15,000 primary school
students nationwide.
I am happy to say that Bank Islam has provided the necessary
means and tools to enable these children to upgrade
themselves, develop new skills and extend their knowledge,
in addition to helping the adopted schools provide the
necessary facilities for the betterment of their students, thus
bridging the knowledge gap between students of the urban
and rural areas.
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How does Bank Islam play its role in helping
to improve educational outcomes of
under-performing schools and transform the
lives of schoolchildren across the country?
The Bank is committed to support various
activities developed by the Foundation in
its effort to provide quality education for all
and ensuring schools and students receive
adequate aid to attain the highest standard of education.
Besides providing support to build the students’ academic
skills, we have also supported programmes that promote
soft skills, hence, the ability to build their self-esteem and
confidence level.
A
The Bank has supported various educational workshops,
clinics and camps. One of the programmes that we are
very proud of is the ‘Zero to Hero’ programme which has
helped illiterate students to master the basic skills of 3M
(membaca/reading, menulis/writing, mengira/calculation).
The Bank is also very proud to have conducted a
motivational camp, a collaboration with the 25th Battalion
of Rejimen Askar Melayu DiRaja, called, “Kem Jati Diri”,
which emphasised on fostering leadership qualities,
imparting knowledge on basic survival; and encouraging
teambuilding spirit and social skills among the students.
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PINTAR Foundation
Bank Islam has been actively
participating in the School
Adoption Programme since
2008. What are the best things
about the programme in your opinion?
What are the challenges faced?
Q
Bank Islam shares the
same aspiration as PINTAR
Foundation, which is to
contribute towards improving
the academic performance of students
especially those in rural areas. Unlike
students in the urban area who have
the means to attend extra classes or
tuition that can help them sharpen
their knowledge or enhance specific
skills, poor students of the rural areas
usually are not able to receive such extra
attention, either because their families
are too poor to pay for extra classes or
the schools themselves do not have the
resources. Regardless of whether they
are poor or not, or live far away from
the city centre, all children deserve to
receive the access to good education.
It will reflect poorly on our education
structure and the overall society if
segregation exists in the system.
A
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One of the key points of the Malaysia
National
Education
Blueprint
(Education Blueprint) is the need for
students to be bilingually proficient;
Bahasa Malaysia as the national
language and English as the international
language of communication. Bank Islam
believes that to achieve this, the children
have to learn and develop the love for
reading. Teaching the youngsters and
allowing them to discover the pleasures
of reading, is the best way to learn the
language effectively.
“Zero-to-Hero” was one such programme
that has proven successful in inculcating
the love of reading among children.
Additionally, it has also allowed students
afflicted by dyslexia, ADHD and “slow
learning disability” to develop the love
of reading. There is nothing better than
seeing these “special” children receive
the life-long gift of reading, and giving
them the control to shape their own
future.
Our English Communications workshops
have also been instrumental in raising
the English proficiency level among the
poor students in the rural areas, who
otherwise would not have the means
or access to such programme. Efforts
to raise the educational standard of the
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poor students in the rural areas were
encapsulated by the “I See You” and
“Latih Tubi UPSR” clinics, which have
helped students achieve the desired
results in the national exams.
“Kem Jati Diri” was also an exemplary
programme and our contribution
towards enhancing the students’
self-esteem and soft skills that are
essential for their personal development
and self-realisation.
As for challenges, we have encountered
some schools that tend to expect
only financial aid and were not so
keen to participate in some of the
programmes. We looked for solutions,
one of which was observing how other
GLCs had successfully conducted their
programmes. We took the opportunity
to talk and share our issues with
them and found ways to overcome
the challenges. We held motivational
discussions with the schools and
managed to persuade them to join our
programmes which benefitted both the
schools and students.
Q
Tell us about a project or
accomplishment that you
consider to be the most
significant for Bank Islam?
The
Education
Blueprint
places importance on the
need to inculcate strong
ethics and spirituality in every
child to prepare them for the inevitable
challenges of their adult lives. I would say
the “Kem Jati Diri” had given the most
impact to the students of our adopted
schools. The unconventional nature
of this programme and the positive
feedbacks that we received from the
parents have been very encouraging.
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With the army being the driving force,
the programme saw the students
being whipped into shape through
typical army drills and exercises,
all in the name of building their
character and turning them into useful
individuals. The programme focused on
character-building,
patriotism
and
survival skills to build students’
self-confidence and leadership skills,
instil responsibility, foster the spirit of
healthy competition
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line with the Education Blueprint’s intention
to develop values-driven Malaysians.
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Q
How does Bank Islam allocate
resources, namely manpower,
towards supporting the PINTAR
Foundation’s programmes?
Since we have 143 branches
across the country, including
in the rural areas, it is easier
for our staff to access remote
areas to make site visits and monitor the
development of our School Adoption
Programme activities as well as our other
CR activities. Our colleagues at those
branches are always more
than willing to give their
support and this also
enhances
camaraderie
among our staff which is
beneficial to the Bank.
As the saying goes, “a job
worth doing is worth doing
together”. At Bank Islam,
employees are encouraged
to participate in our
community projects as
more can be achieved when
our staff come together to
serve a common purpose.
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When you know better, you do better. Hence,
the Bank’s CR educational initiatives
seek participation from the parents as
well. Educating a child cannot be the
sole responsibility of the school. Studies
have shown that a child tends to perform
better when parents make an effort to be
fully involved in their child’s educational
activities. Our “Jaya Waris” initiative was a
motivational programme for parents, which
offered insights of their children’s behaviour,
and how both parents and their children
can be encouraged to take up learning as a
means to develop themselves.
Bank Islam has
provided the
necessary means
and tools to enable
these children to
upgrade themselves,
develop new
skills and extend
their knowledge,
in addition to
helping the adopted
schools provide the
necessary facilities
for the betterment
of their students,
thus bridging the
knowledge gap
between students of
the urban and rural
Dato’ Sri Zukri Samat,
Managing Director
Bank Islam Malaysia Berhad
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PINTAR Foundation
In your opinion, why do you
think it is important for more
corporate companies to join
as PINTAR members and
adopt schools?
Q
Not all schools obtain
immediate assistance from
relevant
organisations,
be it the Ministry of
Education or NGOs. There are also
quite a number of schools that are
immensely
underserved
where
students are deprived of connecting
roads, halls, computers; let alone
internet access. As a corporation with
plenty of resources, it is only fitting
for us to do our part to help provide
opportunities for a better future for
these underprivileged children and
the world we live in. We believe that
there is no better investment than
to invest in the education of our
children.
A
Supporting communities through
sustainable programmes should be
the cornerstone of every company
as creating a healthy and sustainable
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society is the best way to create
healthy and sustainable business. In
Bank Islam, we believe that the world
of banking is more than just about
making profit as the heart of our
business lies in serving people. When
this is achieved, symbiotic benefits
are realised.
If we’re sitting here three
years from now celebrating
what a great decade it’s been
for Bank Islam as a Premium
Member, what did we achieve together?
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There is no disputing
that education is a crucial
element that allows a
society to thrive, bringing
growth and prosperity to the
country and its people. While the
overall education system has made
tremendous progress over the years
with significant investments and real
commitment by the government,
the Education Blueprint has also
rightly pointed out that there is room
for improvements.
Chief among
them are ensuring education access
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and delivering the best possible
education for every child regardless of
geography, gender or socio-economic
background, while endowing them
with quality knowledge and skills to
better prepare them for today’s and
tomorrow’s global needs.
As
Malaysia’s
pioneer
Islamic
bank, Bank Islam has established
a rich history of giving back to the
community. Since 2008, the bank
has spent more than RM1.6 million,
enriching the learning experiences of
the students. Essentially, I would say
the Bank had achieved abundantly
in contributing towards creating
well-rounded,
disciplined
and
confident youths through the many
initiatives organised for the students
under the PINTAR School Adoption
Programme. We are keen advocates
of education as an enabler of
development and ultimately, we hope
that our efforts will, in some way,
contribute towards nation-building.
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out what PINTAR members have been up to in the second quarter of
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2015.
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n 14 July 2015, SK Tualang Tinggi, Pasir Puteh in
Kelantan welcomed the month of Ramadhan with a
programme, organised by Tenaga Nasional Berhad
(TNB), which were filled with activities such as Azan and
Iqamah Competition, Al-Quran recitals and poster drawings.
The event was officially launched by SK Tualang Tinggi Senior
Assistant of Administration, Puan Zaiton Jaafar.
Meanwhile, two TNB adopted schools, SK Tualang Tinggi in
Pasir Puteh, Kelantan, and SK Lahar Yooi in Penang, held their
own Hari Kebangsaan celebration, filled with colours and
activities to highlight the historical event. Students were seen
wearing their do-it-yourself (DIY) Malaysian flag headgear
and flying the Jalur Gemilang flags as they gathered at their
schools’ assembly area on this special occasion.
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MW Group teamed up with Utusan Malaysia’s
Education Unit to organise a two-day UPSR clinic for
each of its PINTAR schools in preparing the Year 6
students for the examination and providing them with proper
guidance in answering the papers. Apart from that, the
students also attended a motivational talk by Dr Ismail Md
Zain to boost their confidence.
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While the students got to attend a UPSR clinic, the teachers
were given the opportunity to attend a higher order thinking
skills (HOTS) seminar to elevate the teachers’ understanding
of the HOTS concept so that they can correctly guide their
students to achieve this skill.
Among the participating schools were SKJC Moh Ghee
Cawangan in Penang, SK Kati in Perak, and SK Bandar
Banting, SK Batu Laut and SKJT Sungai Renggam in Selangor.
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oustead Holdings Berhad continues its efforts to
engage with PINTAR schools, this time with SK Kem
Iskandar in Mersing, Johor.
Fifty-one Standard 6 students and 10 teachers from the
school attended a “Smart ‘A’ Camp”, held at the Suara’s Chalet,
Kampung Tenglu Laut in Mersing, from 30 May – 1 June.
The objective of the three-day camp was to help students to
identify and unleash their potential by improving their self-esteem,
confidence level and interpersonal communication.
In line with the 2015 UPSR examination, the programme
also focused on effective writing and answering techniques
together with brainstorming sessions. Overall, it was an
exciting and exhilarating programme for all the participants.
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n line with its objective to prepare the students from low
and middle income families in CIMA-operated areas for
their examinations, CIMA organised two motivational
programmes for 605 UPSR students from its PINTAR schools
in Negeri Sembilan and Perlis.
CIMA Managing Director, Mohd Yusri Md Yusof, his
management team and representatives from the State
Education Department were in Negeri Sembilan to be with
363 UPSR students for the programme at SMK Jelai in Bahau,
on 17 May.
While in Perlis, Chuping State Assemblyman, YB Asmaiza
Ahmad, CIMA Head of Cement Division Perlis Plant,
Norizan Ramli, and representatives from the State Education
Department were with 242 students who attended the
programme at SMK Dato’ Jaafar Hassan in Chuping on
23 May.
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The participants enjoyed taking part in activities such as river
cruise, night walk, water monitoring, and sharing session on
current environmental issues followed by the students’ group
presentations.
TM ROBOTICS TEAM AT THE GLC OPEN DAY 2015
The TM Robotics Team from SMK Munshi Abdullah in Sabak
Bernam, Selangor, was invited to showcase one of their
Robotics Programme activities – a robotics coding programme,
during the recently concluded GLC Open Day 2015.
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elekom Malaysia Berhad (TM) together with the
Malaysian Nature Society (MNS) organised the TM
Earth Camp, a series of nature education camps held
nationwide, aimed at increasing environmental awareness in
Malaysia’s rich natural surroundings. Into its sixth year, the
3-day 2-night nature camp programme is opened to students
who are members of their respective schools’ Kelab Pencinta
Alam (KPA). A total of six camps were organised according
to zones – Northern, Southern, Central, Eastern, Sabah and
Sarawak; based on one or a combination of its five elements,
namely Human, Earth (Biodiversity), Air (Climate Change),
Energy and Water.
Besides promoting higher-order thinking skills (HOTS) among
the students, the robotics element is one of the approved
co-curricular activities under the Ministry of Education
with a vision to inspire TM Adopted Schools students to be
more innovative, and foster well-rounded life capabilities
including self-confidence, communication, and leadership.
We encouraged our adopted schools to participate in TM
Robotics Programmes by sponsoring them with the basic 19
robotics set to start off.
The TM Earth Camp 2015, themed Human, started with the
Eastern Zone which was held at the FELDA Tekam Residence
in Jerantut, Pahang from 31 July - 2 August. For the Southern
Zone, the TM Earth Camp took place at the Lanjut Golf
Golden Beach and Golf Resort in Kuala Rompin, Pahang on
14 September. While, for the Northern Zone, the TM Earth
Camp, themed Biodiversity, was held in Ulu Muda, Kedah
from 4–6 September.
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Amazing Patriotic Race II
Due to last year’s successful Amazing Patriotic Race I
treasure hunt competition, UEM Sunrise’s Amazing Patriotic
Race II was more intense this time around with elaborated
obstacles, which stressed on students’ knowledge about
Malaysia’s cultural diversity, while highlighting the essentials
of High Order Thinking Skills (HOTS). The competition also
incorporated patriotic elements and activities related to unity,
diversity and Malaysia’s Independence Day.
This year, 160 students from its PINTAR schools took
part in the event which was held at the Bangunan Dato’
Jaafar Muhammad in Kota Iskandar, Nusajaya in Johor. The
competition, organised under the annual National Day
programme, was introduced in 2011 for its PINTAR schools to
mark the National Day and Hari Malaysia celebrations, which
was aimed to instil the spirit of patriotism and encouraging
multi-cultural integration and unity among its students.
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EM Sunrise organised UPSR, PT3 and SPM examination
clinics under its Education Excellence Programme
for PINTAR students to prepare the students for the
examinations and further enhance their ability and skills in
answering the examination papers.
For the last leg of UPSR examination clinics, 200 SK Cyberjaya
students attended the clinic held at Kirkby College in Cyberjaya
from 8-9 August.
UEM Sunrise also conducted PT3 and SPM examination
seminars and clinics for its secondary schools, together with
Berita Harian at the University Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) in
Skudai, Johor. In the first phase, 250 PT3 candidates from four
PINTAR schools located in Gelang Patah, attended the PT3
examination seminar from 3-4 April, while 250 SPM students
and 15 teachers attended the SPM examination seminar from
24-25 April. In the second phase, the PT3 group attended
the PT3 examination clinic from 14-15 August, where they
were guided by experienced teachers from Berita Harian and
given handy tips on how to answer questions correctly and to
avoid repeating careless mistakes. Whereas the SPM students
attended the SPM examination clinic from 28-29 August.
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Communications and QHSE departments of UMW Oil &
Gas Corporation Berhad (UMW-OG), and the Perbadanan
Putrajaya (PPJ). Office, Zulazli Hashim, and Corporate
Communications Manager, Maryam Salwaana Kamal.
The participants, aged between 10 and 17 years old,
experienced potential hazards and dangers while using roads,
similar to real situations on the roads but in a controlled safe
environment. They were kept under the watchful eyes of
enforcement officers from the PPJ and the Road Transport
Department (RTD). Summons were issued for offences such
as jaywalking, failing to indicate when making a turn, and
speeding, among others.
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‘Smart DeCARE’ is a traffic circuit road safety competition/
education programme introduced in Putrajaya in June 2009 to
educate students on road safety via workshops, trainings and
competitions. PPJ’s unique programme fits UMW-OG’s main
objective which is to reinforce the importance of fostering
road safety awareness amongst children through a fun and
interactive learning environment.
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MW Oil & Gas Corporation Berhad (UMW-OG) took
on board SMK Jeram in Selangor as its second PINTAR
School, and unveiled an English tuition programme
to the school’s Form 5 students during the school adoption
ceremony, which was officially launched by UMW-OG
President, Rohaizad Darus, and SMK Jeram Principal, Bibit
Haji Marzuki.
The purpose of the tuition programme was to help improve
English language proficiency of the students, and to show
them that learning English is not only crucial in their future
careers but can also break barriers.
Also present were Kuala Selangor District Education Office
Assistant for English (Secondary), Sarimah Abdul Rahim, and
UMW-OG Assistant General Manager with the President’s
Office, Zulazli Hashim, and Corporate Communications
Manager, Maryam Salwaana Kamal.
‘Smart DeCARE’
Approximately 120 participants from SMK Jeram and SK
Jeram Batu 20 took part in the Smart DeCare’ programme,
a road safety campaign jointly organised by the Corporate
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or this third quarter, Malaysia Building Society Berhad
(MBSB) held two targeted programmes for the UPSR
students of its PINTAR schools – the BE BETTER
Programme and the Berita Harian (BH) Jelajah Didik
Programme, Phase 2.
The BE BETTER programme is developed for MBSB Over the
Top – PINTAR Schools for UPSR students. A total of 434 Year
6 students from SK Kuala Pari in Perak, SK Bandar in Selangor,
SK Bukit Batu in Johor, SK Tanjung Lumpur in Pahang, SK Seri
Geliga in Sarawak and SK Gudon in Sabah, took part in a
three-week programme from 23 May - 16 August. The
programme’s objective is to enhance the students’ higher
order thinking skills (HOTS) by equipping them with
self-management and self-motivation skills in order to further
improve their development.
The BH Jelajah Didik Programme, Phase 2, is a collaboration
between MBSB and Berita Harian to prepare Year 6 students
for the UPSR examination. A total of 600 Year 6 students from
MBSB’s PINTAR alumni schools – SK Telok Jamat in Kedah, SK
Semenyih in Selangor, SK Parit Penghulu in Melaka, SK Seri
Geliga in Terengganu, SK Hj Kelali Semera in Sarawak and SK
Unggun in Sabah, attended the programme which began in
May and completed in August.
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edia Prima Berhad hosted a Majlis Restu Ilmu dan
Solat Hajat for 125 Year 6 students of SK Cherating
in Pahang, as well as their parents and teachers, the
week before the UPSR examination took place. It also marked
the end of a series of weekly tuition classes and motivational
talks to prepare the students for the examination.
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