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Voices - PINTAR Foundation
ISSUE 2/2013
Voices
A quarterly publication
www.mypintar.com.my
Promoting Intelligence, Nurturing Talent & Advocating Responsibility
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PINTAR D’ARTS CAMP
A collaboration with the Faculty of Arts & Design, UiTM
Featured stories
Member’s activities :
UEM Sunrise
English Boot Camp
Member’s activities :
TNB
Smart Learning Motivation Programme
Member’s activities :
MBSB
Teacher's Day
And many more
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Table
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Programme Director’s Message
The Editor’s Note
News & Happenings
Welcome on Board
Congratulations & Farewell Dinner
News & Happenings
Achievements
PINTAR Schools Nationwide
News & Happenings
Engaging with JPNs through site
visits and meetings
Annual General Meeting #5
National Programme :
PMLU Expands Its Coverage with Two New Buses
National Programme :
PINTAR D'Arts Camp 2013
National Programme :
Transforming School Leaders Through LPPSL
Member’s Activities :
UEM Group
Member’s Activities :
Chemical Company of Malaysia (CCM)
Member’s Activities :
UEM Sunrise
Advisor
: Karimah Tan Abdullah
Editor
: Noor Nazatul Janah Bt Mahmood
Contributors : Norzalina Masom
Nur Azyan Ismail
Designer
: Muhammad Hasrun Kamarudin
PINTAR Foundation (827909-U)
A-16-8, Menara UOA Bangsar,
No. 5, Jalan Bangsar Utama 1,
59000, Kuala Lumpur
Tel : 03-2268 0000 Fax : 03-2268 0050
Email : [email protected]
Website : www.mypintar.com.my
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Member’s Activities :
Boustead Holdings Berhad
Member’s Activities :
Malaysian Airline System Berhad
(MAS)
Member’s Activities :
Malaysia Airports
Holdings Berhad (MAHB)
Member’s Activities :
Maybank Foundation
Member’s Activities :
Malaysia Building
Society Berhad (MBSB)
Member’s Activities :
Tenaga Nasional Berhad
(TNB)
Member’s Activities :
CIMB Foundation
Member’s Activities :
UMW Holdings Berhad
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PINTAR Foundation.
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Programme Director’s
Message
Karimah Tan Abdullah
Programme Director,
PINTAR Foundation
Time Flies! We are already into the second half of the year and although Ramadhan will be ending soon,
I believe it is not too late to wish all Muslims a very meaningful and blessed Ramadhan.
I would like to share on what PINTAR has been working on for the past three months. We kicked off Q2 2013
with the launch of two buses, built on a new theme “Nurturing Talent” for PINTAR Mobile Learning Unit and
ended the quarter with an Arts Camp. Whilst such student activities add value to our member’s programmes
in the PINTAR schools, we have also been looking at other programmes which will contribute to the
sustainability of the PINTAR Programme. Addressing systemic issues that can potentially transform the school
thus became our focus and we started on this initiative in 2011 through the Leadership Programme for PINTAR
School Leaders (LPPSL).
I am delighted to report that following the first pilot programme in 2011/2012, a second batch of Headmasters
and Senior Assistants recently completed LPPSL Phase 2, which training was spearheaded by YB Datuk Mary
Yap Kain Ching, our member of Board of Trustees. The three-day event was filled with energy and enthusiasm
as the group of PINTAR School Leaders presented their strategic plans and actively participated in discussions
with the panels/speakers. The variety of topics and activities included in LPPSL was targetted at reflection,
strategic planning, management and implementation, with 360 monitoring of the programme by PINTAR.
LPPSL provided a platform for school leaders to exchange ideas and views on management and leadership. It
keeps school leaders abreast on emerging issues and provided opportunities for networking with other school
leaders as well as the invited speakers with whom they can share experience, seek advice and share concerns.
We believe that the LPPSL development programme for school leaders contributes to Shift 5 of the Education
Blueprint: Ensure high-performing school leaders in every school. Thus, our LPPSL programme will continue
with a new batch of PINTAR school leaders in Oct 2013.
Credit must be given to YB Datuk Mary Yap for her key role as lead trainer in the LPPSL programme since
2011. Thank you, Datuk! In addition, on behalf of all of us at PINTAR, I would like to take this opportunity to
congratulate YB Datuk Mary Yap on being appointed as the Malaysia Deputy Education Minister I. Syabas,
Datuk!
Alongside this, I am sad to inform that Y Bhg Datuk Dr Denison Jayasooria has decided to bid farewell to the
PINTAR family due to his hectic schedule and other commitments. A BOT member since the inception of
PINTAR Foundation, Y Bhg Datuk Dr Denison has shown his utmost support; giving his time, sharing his
ideas and guiding the Management team, especially in the monitoring and evaluation aspects of LPPSL. Y Bhg
Datuk Dr Denison’s departure is a huge loss for PINTAR, nevertheless, we wish to thank Datuk for all the
support he has given to the Foundation and we wish him every success in all his endeavours.
We are happy to inform that Danajamin and Malaysia Airlines, a long-time partner of PINTAR, have signed up
as Premium Members of the foundation. Welcome on board! We thank you for your commitment and for
sharing our vision to inspire and motivate the success of the children of our underserved communities.
Lastly, I wish to take this opportunity to wish all our Muslim friends ‘Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri’ in advance,
be safe on the road and have a joyous festive celebration with your loved ones.
Warmest Regards,
Karimah Tan Abdullah
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D
ear PINTAR Members and Friends,
PINTAR Voices is back with its Second Quarter issue, packed with interesting stories on the events and
happenings from the month of April to June 2013. It has indeed been three hectic months for all of us; moving
forward actively in order to serve one purpose – to inspire the motivation and success of students of
underserved communities.
In the effort to give back to the community, PINTAR members had successfully implemented various
educational and fun-filled activities across their adopted schools for the past three months. Activities such as
motivational camp for students, English creative writing competition, educational visit, computer literacy class,
Information & Communications Technology (ICT) programme and boot camp were implemented. We are also
pleased to announce that in June, fourteen new schools have been adopted – nine schools under MAHB and five
schools under UMW - Syabas!
PINTAR Foundation would like to welcome on board two new Premium members – Danajamin, a new member
and Malaysia Airlines who has been a programme partner since 2007. We look forward to collaborating with you
this year and in the years to come!
In this issue, we took the opportunity to provide updates on the Foundation’s National Programmes and
activities. Featured stories such as the launch of PINTAR Mobile Learning Unit (PMLU) held in April, D’Arts
Camp, Leadership Programme for PINTAR School Leaders (LPPSL) as well as updates on our engagements with
Ministry of Education and JPNs will give you a snapshot of the respective activity.
Before signing off, we would like to extend our appreciation to our PINTAR members for the effort and taking
the time off their busy schedule to travel and attend almost all of PINTAR’s events so as to show their support
towards the PINTAR Programme. We appreciate your presence at our events and thank you very much!
And not to forget, the rest of PINTAR key stakeholders - Ministry of Education, JPNs, school leaders, teachers,
members of the media, our Chairman, Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Utama Arshad Ayub, our Board of Trustees, and the
PINTAR team for the generosity, time and energy invested in the PINTAR Programme – THANK YOU!
We wish our readers a blissful Ramadhan and a joyous Syawal!
The Editor
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News &
Happenings
WELCOME ON BOARD!
PINTAR Foundation is pleased to welcome our two new Premium Members
Danajamin joins PINTAR Foundation in
June 2013
Congratulations to
Farewell to
Malaysian Airline System Berhad joins
PINTAR Foundation in June 2013 and has
been PINTAR’s Programme Partner since
January 2007
YB Datuk Mary Yap
Datuk Dr Denison Jayasooria
A special dinner was organised on 11 June 2013 at Kelantan Delights, Subang Jaya to celebrate Datuk Mary Yap
Kain Ching’s recent appointment as the Deputy Education Minister I and to bid farewell to
Datuk Dr Denison Jayasooria.
Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Arshad Ayub presenting a token
of appreciation to Datuk Denison during the dinner
Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Arshad Ayub presenting a
bouquet of flowers to Datuk Mary Yap
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Achievements
New Schools
PINTAR Foundation is pleased to announce that a total of 14 new schools have been adopted in the
second quarter of 2013. The companies who have adopted new schools are UMW and Malaysia
Airports Holdings Berhad (MAHB). This brings the total number of PINTAR Schools to 349 as of 30
June 2013. We would like to take this opportunity to thank and congratulate both members for adopting
these schools and we bid everyone a fruitful and successful journey ahead.
SK Temonyong, Langkawi
SK Labohan Dagang, Banting
SK Che Latiff, Kota Bharu
SK Duyong, Kuala Terengganu
SK Bachang, Melaka
SK Patau-Patau, Labuan
SK Merpati, Sandakan
SK Kg. Jepak, Bintulu
SK Sibu Jaya, Sibu
SK Bandar Banting, Banting
SK Batu Laut, Kuala Langat
SJKT Sg Renggam, Shah Alam
SJKC Moh Ghee, Cawangan Georgetown
SK Kati, Kuala Kangsar
PINTAR Schools Nationwide
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12
9
14
68
57
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5
6
35
17
7
4
14
1
13
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22
13
8
3
3
3
38
12
16
18
19
37
3
1
4
2
1
8
14
10
14
17
6
2
8
1
1
4
15
2
10
40
4
9
2
12
1
7
2
PINTAR Schools
23
5
175
Graduated Schools
134
Active Schools
40
349
Newly Adopted Schools
(Jan ‘13 - June ‘13)
Total Schools
News &
Happenings
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Engaging with JPNs
through site visits and meetings
As part of PINTAR’s on-going effort to engage with its key stakeholders, PINTAR team arranged several
meetings and visits to JPNs and the main highlight was the recent visits to JPN Kelantan held on 13 May
2013 and JPN Wilayah on 31 May 2013.
The objective of the meetings and visits was to create awareness and educate JPNs about PINTAR
Programme and its functions. With a better understanding and perspective on what PINTAR is all about,
the officials from both JPNs then gave their green light to PINTAR and welcome us for more face-to-face
sessions for better engagement.
With the support from our key stakeholders such as Ministry of Education (MOE) and JPNs, PINTAR
Programme has so far remained relevant to the national education agenda of the country. Hence, on-going
engagement between PINTAR and its key stakeholders is very crucial – building rapport and providing the
latest updates on PINTAR to MOE and JPNs through visits, meetings and briefing sessions.
Nur Azyan Ismail, Head of Stakeholder Engagement presenting to JPN on PINTAR update and progress
The objective of the meetings and visits was to create awareness and educate JPNs about PINTAR Programme and its functions
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News &
Happenings
Annual General Meeting #5
27 June 2013
PINTAR Foundation’s 5th AGM was held on 27 June 2013 at the Intellectual Property Training Centre, Menara UOA and
was chaired by PINTAR Foundation’s Chairman, Tan Sri Dato' Seri Arshad Ayub.
The AGM was also attended by several other members of PINTAR’s Board of Trustees: Sabri Abdul Rahman, Shahnaz
Al-Sadat and Shareen Shariza Dato' Abdul Ghani; Khazanah’s representatives, Shahira Ahmed Bazari and Elan Jelian
Venugopal; and eight representatives from six PINTAR members - Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad, Boustead
Holdings Berhad, Malaysia Building Society Berhad, Tenaga Nasional Berhad, UMW Holdings Berhad and Malaysian
Resources Corporation Berhad. Six of this companies voted while two other companies - UEM Sunrise and Iskandar
Investment Berhad proxy their votes to Chairman. At the AGM, Tan Sri Arshad presented the foundation’s financial
report for the year 2012, and a short video was shown to give PINTAR members a quick update of 2012 programmes and
activities; and the achievements of PINTAR schools.
PINTAR members were also given the opportunity to discuss on the Foundation’s programmes.
All resolutions, including the re-election of the Chairman and other members of the BOT, tabled at the AGM were
unanimously approved by members. The meeting ended with refreshments for all.
PINTAR members in discussion prior to the meeting
PINTAR Foundation’s Board of Trustees, members and the
management staff of PINTAR listening to Ms. Nik Anis from
MAHB during the meeting
Sitting from left to right: Karimah Tan (Programme Director), Shahira (Khazanah), Shareen Shariza (BOT), Sabri Ab Rahman (BOT),
Tan Sri Dato' Seri Arshad Ayub (Chairman), Shahnaz Al-Sadat (BOT), Leong Oi Wah (Co Sec) and Nora (PINTAR)
Standing from left to right: Norzalina (PINTAR), Naza (PINTAR), Qadri (Ernst & Young), Nik Anis (MAHB), Hafiz (MBSB), Elan (Khazanah),
Hafiz Ariff Hashim (UMW), Adelina (TNB), Mohaini (MRCB), Rohani (MBSB), Hanita (MRCB) and Ahmad Sabri (Boustead)
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News &
Happenings
PMLU Expands Its Coverage with
2 New Buses
Following the success and extremely positive
reception received so far, PINTAR Foundation
invested in two buses for the PINTAR Mobile
Learning Unit (PMLU) programme this year.
The first bus, PMLU 1 was launched at SK
Depoh Polis, Kuala Lumpur on 8 April, with a
new theme,; “Nurturing Talent” which
features various displays and hands-on
activities related to careers such as sound
engineering, photography, medicine, sports
and many more.
In the following month, the PMLU 2, based on the same theme, but with different interactive exhibits and
activities on Arts, Science, Maths and Performing Arts was completed and promptly kicked off on its road tour.
The new theme “Nurturing Talent” aims to help PINTAR students to discover their areas of interest and inner
talent as well as to enhance their eagerness towards accomplishing their education and career goals in life.
Throughout the months of April until June, both buses have visited a total of 67 schools, reaching out to more
than 30,000 students.
Students from SK Polis Depot exploring the bus
PMLU facilitator, Khairul Anas Shafei sharing with the students
Group photo of students and teachers from SK Polis Depot with Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Arshad Ayub
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National
Programmes
PINTAR D’Arts
Camp 2013
7 - 9 June 2013
In its second year of implementation, the PINTAR D’Arts Literacy Programme morphed into an Arts Camp
for PINTAR students. PINTAR Foundation marked another milestone when PINTAR collaborated with
UiTM to organise a two-day PINTAR D’Arts Camp held at the Faculty of Arts and Design, UiTM Shah
Alam from 7 – 9 June. The event was officially closed by Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Arshad Ayub, Chairman of
Board of Trustees, PINTAR Foundation and Professor Dr. Norsaadah Haji Ismail, TNC ICAN UiTM.
PINTAR D’Arts Camp provides a platform for PINTAR students to explore various arts, discover their
talent and unleash their creativity. During the two-day camp, students aged 10 to 12 years old were given
the opportunity to learn arts and design through hands-on activities ranging from fine arts to computer
graphics design with guidance from UiTM lecturers. Students were also taught the art and craft of Batik
and Collage, designing using Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator as well as the art of photography.
D’Arts Literacy Programme which was first launched in 2012 is one of PINTAR’s National Programmes
developed with the intention to nurture talent in art amongst PINTAR students. The programme which
falls under the second key tenet of Nurturing Talent is an art literacy programme being implemented in
PINTAR schools. One of the objectives of the programme is to explore art as another medium which could
contribute to the development of both critical and creative mind.
UiTM’s facilitator showing the student on how to handle DSLR
The students showing teamwork during the Creative Costume Contest
Batik crafting was one of the activity that the students participated in
Group winner of the Creative Costume Contest
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National
Programmes
Transforming School Leaders through LPPSL
(Leadership Programme for PINTAR School Leaders)
The Leadership Programme for PINTAR School Leaders (LPPSL) was officially opened on 14 June 2013 by
YB Datuk Mary Yap Kain Ching, Deputy Education Minister I of Malaysia and Member of Board of Trustee,
PINTAR Foundation at the Royale Bintang, Kuala Lumpur. LPPSL, which is in its second year, has received
tremendous feedback from school leaders since it was first introduced in 2011. The three-day programme which
was held from 13 – 15 June 2013 was attended by 31 school leaders consisting of Principals and Senior Assistants
from 18 schools throughout Malaysia.
Several distinguished guests were assigned either as speaker or jury, which include Datuk Mary Yap, Deputy
Education Minister I of Malaysia (Guest Speaker for Opening Ceremony), Dato’ Noor Rezan Bapoo Hashim,
Member of Board of Trustees of Yayasan AMIR (Judge for Teachers’ Presentation on School Action Plan),
Dr. Kamaruzaman bin Moidunny, Senior Lecturer of Institut Aminuddin Baki (Judge for Teachers’ Presentation
on School Action Plan) and Dato’ Satinah Syed Salleh, Education Advisor to Khazanah Nasional Berhad (Special
Guest Speaker).
The Leadership Programme for PINTAR School Leaders (LPPSL) is organised primarily to strengthen the
leadership of schools under the PINTAR Programme. The PINTAR Programme is a collaboration between
PINTAR Foundation and Government-Linked Companies (GLCs) and corporates from the private sector to
implement various activities and programmes to help students from underserved communities achieve
academic and non-academic excellence.
LPPSL aims to equip school leaders with skills to lead their respective schools towards effectiveness and
excellence as well as empower the schools to further strengthen the PINTAR school leadership and consequently
improve students’ achievements. Participants will be able to deepen their understanding of the school leadership
roles through the sharing of best practices in school leadership and management and use the opportunities
provided to apply effective management models in their leadership role in their respective schools.
Datuk Mary mingling with the teachers after the Opening Ceremony
A field trip visit the to Asia Pacific Smart School
Dr. Kamaruzaman sharing his views on leadership
Group discussion among school leaders
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Member’s
Activities
English Literacy Programme
7 March 2013
Sponsored by UEM Group
Learn English Family (LEF) for Parents
‒ The Learn English Family (LEF) programme is a module developed by British Council (PF
programme partner), to assist volunteers from the sponsoring company to actively engage with
parents to increase their involvement in their child’s reading and literacy from an early age.
- During the sessions, parents were introduced to the LEF concept, aims and objectives of LEF.
Parents learnt the importance of cultivating their child’s interest in reading at an early age and the
workshops aimed to develop parents’ skills and confidence in sharing books with children. Parents
were coached on various techniques such as sharing rhymes and stories without books, as well as
sharing stories with picture books, so as to create the right environment for reading and helping the
child to choose books.
- In this quarter, a total of 21 “Learn English Family” workshops were held with participation from 329 parents
and involvement of more than 35 volunteers from various operating companies under UEM Group.
No.
Date
School
No. of
parents
involved
Operating
Company
No.
Date
School
No. of
parents
involved
Operating
Company
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UEM Group
1.
6 April 2013
SK Polis Depot, Kuala Lumpur
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PLUS
11.
11 May 2013
SK Melekek, Melaka
2.
6 April 2013
SJK(C) Kepong, Kuala Lumpur
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UEM Land
12.
11 May 2013
SK Cherana Puteh, Melaka
3.
6 April 2013
SK Jalan Kuantan 2, Kuala
Lumpur
UEM Group
13.
11 May 2013
SK Ayer Pa'Abas, Melaka
4.
6 & 13 April 2013
SK Seri Delima, Kuala Lumpur
14.
11 May 2013
SK Gadong Jaya, Negeri
Sembilan
16
5.
13 April 2013
SK Tanjong Dawai, Kedah
15.
13 May 2013
SK Senawang, Negeri
Sembilan
14
12
13
16 & 11
UEM Land
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PROPEL
UEM Environment
UEM Environment
6.
20 April 2013
SK Simpang Empat, Perlis
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CIMA
7.
11 May 2013
SK Taman Awana, Kedah
18
FABER
16.
13 May 2013
SK Serting Ulu, Negeri
Sembilan
8.
11 May 2013
SK Sungai Buaya, Selangor
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UEM Land
17.
18 May 2013
SK Lubok Redan, Melaka
8
UEM Land
9.
11 May 2013
SK Mambau, Negeri Sembilan
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PLUS
18.
18 May 2013
SK Sungai Raya, Johor
18
UEM Group
10.
11 May 2013
SK Gangsa, Melaka
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PLUS
19.
15 June 2013
SK Tanah Kebun, Perak
22
FABER
20.
15 June 2013
SK Sri Siakap, Perak
20
PLUS
27
FABER
21.
SK Gadong Jaya, Negeri Sembilan
(UEM Environment)
29 June 2013
SJK(C) Tong Wah, Perak
SK Simpang Empat, Perlis
(CIMA)
CIMA
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Member’s
Activities
CCM shares the joy of turning 50 with
PINTAR schools
In a move to share the joyous occasion of the company’s 50th anniversary celebration, Chemical Company of Malaysia
(CCM) distributed CCM kits to its teachers and students across CCM-PINTAR active and Alumni schools.
A total of 672 teachers and more than 7,500 students from 12 CCM-PINTAR Schools including five PINTAR Alumni
schools received the CCM kit. The kit which contained CCM Flavettes Vitamin C Tablet 60’s, corporate pen and a luggage
tag was distributed among the teachers whilst students received a luggage tag each.
CCM believes in maintaining good relationships with its PINTAR Alumni schools to ensure that greater bonds are built.
Although the three-year term with these schools has ended, CCM continues to visit the Alumni schools and discuss on
their progress under the PINTAR Programme.
In an unrelated event, CCM took the effort to visit its adopted schools located at various states which include
SK Kongkong Laut (Johor), SK Taman Pasir Putih (Johor), SK Sungai Merap Luar (Selangor), SK Sungai Ramal Dalam
(Selangor), SK Johan Setia (Selangor), SK Padang Jawa (Selangor) and SK Kampung Jawa (Selangor), SK Sungai Tisang
(Sarawak), SK Sg Selad (Selangor) and SK Silabukan (Sabah). The visits were organised starting from the month of May
until June 2013. Upon the arrival of CCM representatives at the respective schools, the teachers expressed their overjoyed
feelings and were touched by CCM’s effort to visit them during Teacher’s Day. At the end of each visit, CCM presented
special gifts to all teachers to show their appreciation and respect for the teachers in conjunction with Teacher’s Day 2013.
Farah Qistina Abdullah (left), CCM Corporate Affairs Assistant
Manager in discussion with Azhar of CCM Duopharma Human
Resource and Tuan Haji Syed Sharapudin Syed Yahaya, Headmaster
of SK Kampung Jawa
Farah Qistina Abdullah (left), CCM Corporate Affairs Assistant
Manager having discussion with Guru Penolong Kanan of SK Padang
Jawa
Contributed by :
Azhar of CCM Duopharma Human Resource presenting the CCM kit to one of the teachers during the school visit
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Member’s
Activities
Contributed by :
Corporate Communications
English Boot Camp
UEM Sunrise Berhad (‘UEM Sunrise’) - (formerly known as UEM Land Holdings Berhad) the master developer of Nusajaya,
one of the key nodes of Iskandar Malaysia, through its corporate responsibility programme has successfully organised
English Boot Camp for its PINTAR primary schools’ students at Savanah Hills Bukit Tiram, Johor Bahru.
The objective of the two-day and one-night camp was to promote greater usage of English amongst students as well as to
assist the participating students to identify and unleash their potential, and to create awareness on the importance of English
as a second language for their future. A total of 130 Year Five students from 12 UEM Sunrise’s PINTAR primary schools in
Gelang Patah participated in the inaugural English Boot Camp this year.
The English Boot Camp was filled with fun activities such as Sing Along and Project Runaway to build students’
self-confidence, improving pronunciation as well as learning new vocabularies. Additionally, the camp aimed to expose
them to the importance of time management, team work, determination, commitment and perseverance. At the same time,
it encouraged the students to overcome their fears and boost their confidence in using English through group presentations
and activities.
This English Boot Camp is part of the UEM Sunrise’s ongoing quest under its CSR Education - Academic Excellence
Programme to help raise the academic performance of its PINTAR students.
A student experimenting a volcano creation at the science station
Giving directions using English language (Map it Right Station)
Demonstration on how to make a volcano model
A Group photo of participating students and volunteers
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Member’s
Activities
Kem Motivasi Kecemerlangan
Kem Motivasi Kecemerlangan has been successfully conducted from 26 – 27 April 2013 at Pusat Latihan dan Rekreasi
Felcra Tebing Tinggi, Segamat, Johor. The programme was attended by 22 students of SK Sultan Sir Ibrahim, Kem Batu
3, Kluang who will be sitting for the UPSR examination this year. The objectives of the programme are to increase the
confidence level and to promote teamwork among the students. During the programme, several motivation sessions and
outdoor activities were held which included Teknik Menjawab Soalan UPSR, Aktiviti Radio Karat, Formula One and
Aktiviti Kayak.
Students of SK Sultan Sir Ibrahim participating in challenging activity
Working as a team, balancing body on tyre tubes
Students enjoying Terompah Gergasi race
Enjoying freedom of kayaking
Contributed by :
Corporate Planning Department
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Member’s
Activities
MH PINTAR Educational Visit Programme
A total of 52 students and 6 teachers from MH PINTAR adopted schools visited Malaysia Airlines during the MH
PINTAR Educational Visit programme which was held from 27 - 29 May 2013. The schools involved were SMK Juasseh,
Negeri Sembilan, SMK Ayer Hangat, Langkawi and SK Jerantut Jaya, Pahang.
As part of the programme, students were given the opportunity to get a closer look at Malaysia Airlines’ operations
areas on the second day. Students were brought for a tour to the Engineering & Maintenance Department, Simulator
Complex located in Subang Airport, Inflight Services and Flight Safety at Kelana Jaya.
The ultimate moment of the second day programme was the special performance and talent competition by students.
SMK Ayer Hangat emerged as the best performer for their breathtaking show; performing in a four piece band and a
sketsa. A special performance by the Malaysia Airlines staff together with MAStari enlivened the evening’s
atmosphere. Dato’ Najmuddin Abdullah, Head of Strategic Communication and Puan Zahrah Zaid, Director of Human
Resources presented a token of appreciation to all participants. In his closing speech, Dato’ Najmuddin expressed his
thoughts by saying that despite the adoption school term is only for 3 years, Malaysia Airlines will continue to build its
relationship with the school.
On the last day of the three-day programme, students were brought to visit the Airport Operations in KLIA. They were
briefed on check-in counter operations as well as other airport operations services available at KLIA. Students from
SMK Ayer Hangat, Langkawi were excited as they were given the opportunity to experience the check-ins by
themselves for their return flight home.
The city tour around Putrajaya marked the end of the three-day programme for the students before heading back to
their hometown.
Among the activities during the three-day MH PINTAR Educational Visit Programme
Contributed by :
Strategic Communications Division
Member’s
Activities
Contributed by :
Corporate Communications
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Three lucky young writers rewarded!
Beyond Borders Alumni Essay Writing Competition was conducted for the first time for Year 4 to Year 6 students from
eight Beyond Borders’ alumni schools. The competition aimed to cultivate English Creative Writing skills among the
students and to strengthen the relationship between Malaysia Airports’ volunteers and the alumni schools. A total of 26
essays were submitted by the students.
Prize giving ceremonies were held in early January 2013 at three different airports namely the Sultan Ahmad Shah
Airport in Kuantan, Pahang; Sultan Ismail Petra Airport in Kota Bahru, Kelantan; and Kuching International Airport,
Sarawak.
Congratulations to :
1st place : Nurul Aisyah bt Maseri from SK Wira, Kuantan, Pahang
2nd place : Nur Fatnin Syahirah bt Nordin from SK Pengkalan Chepa, Kota Bharu, Kelantan
3rd place : Nurul Natasya bt Polly from SK Pulo, Kuching, Sarawak
Winners were awarded with cash prize, certificate and trophy each. The students, who were accompanied by their
parents and teachers, were also given a tour of the airport by the airport managers after the award ceremony.
Nurul Aisyah bt. Maseri from SK Wira, Kuantan, Pahang won
the first place!
2nd place - Nur Fatnin Syahirah bt Nordin from SK Pengkalan Chepa,
receiving her reward from En Jefry Ramli, Sultan Ismail Petra Airport
Manager flanked by her parents and teacher
Nurul Natasha bt. Polly from SK Pulo, Kuching who won the 3rd place receiving her reward from En. Sunif Naiman, Manager of Kuching
International Airport
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Member’s
Activities
Keeping Up with Times: Computer Savviness
and Safety
In this modern age of iPads, tablets, smartphones and whatnot, the ease with which we can obtain information at the
drop of a hat is at times taken for granted. The ability to Google something is often mistaken for being computer literate.
Much-needed skills such as knowing how to use the Microsoft Office software is overlooked when faced with more fun
and exciting games and “apps”.
Realising the need to confront the issue of computer literacy skills amongst students, Maybank supported an
Information & Communications Technology (ICT) programme at Sekolah Kebangsaan Sungai Duri, one of its adopted
schools under the PINTAR programme. Introduced in early February 2013, the programme was designed to provide
basic computer skills related to computer applications such Microsoft Word, Powerpoint and Excel to students. In
addition, participants were also exposed to basic online searching skills (to enhance their English literacy skills) as well
as the possible dangers of malicious programmes that lurk in every corner. One should always be on the alert for
malevolent software that only seeks to annoy or even destroy.
Nowadays, the workforce has become more challenging and individuals would need to be equipped with a range of
skills in order to prepare themselves for what awaits. Knowledge of ICT is but a small factor that can give one an added
edge over others. Understanding that, Maybank hopes to provide the best possible educational foundation for students.
The gaps within our nation’s education system are a fact. Which is why Maybank has been a programme partner of
PINTAR since 2009, starting with an initial two schools. This number has since expanded to its current 15 adopted
schools under its revamped school adoption programme, Promoting Educational Excellence in Rural Schools (PEERS).
For 2013, Maybank has allocated RM1.2 million for its adopted schools to carry out their own projects and programmes
that cater to their specific needs, and this is in addition to Maybank Foundation’s own planned educational
programmes such as teachers’ English training programme and a nationwide financial literacy initiative.
While Maybank recognises that through the PINTAR (and PEERS) programme, a number of schools are getting the
necessary financial and educational support to help their communities; many more remain on the waiting list. Maybank
Foundation will continue to support programmes such as this as we believe that individual and
community empowerment begin with education, and that it is only through education can there be growth and
advancement for all.
Hands-on learning is an important part of the ICT programme
A teacher guiding her students on the proper use of
computer applications
Contributed by :
Corporate Sustainability &
Maybank Foundation Corporate Affairs
Member’s
Activities
Contributed by :
Corporate Communications
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MBSB celebrates 2013 Teacher’s Day
Teachers build the future citizen of the country and in an effort to thank and appreciate all the hard work and tireless
support and contribution made by the teachers, MBSB organised a “2013 Teacher’s Day celebration” across its six
adopted schools throughout Malaysia. The schools involved are Sekolah Kebangsaan Semenyih in Bangi, Sekolah
Kebangsaan Parit Penghulu in Melaka, Sekolah Kebangsaan Hj Kelali Semera in Kuching, Sekolah Kebangsaan Unggun
Menggatal in Kota Kinabalu, Sekolah Kebangsaan Telok Jamat in Alor Setar and Sekolah Kebangsaan Seri Geliga in
Terengganu.
The celebration was held as a courtesy and respect towards the teachers’ contribution to the nation. It was also meant to
convey the appreciation to all teachers for their involvement and commitment to achieve our goal to help raise the
academic standards of the students from the less privileged background particularly in English language subject.
During the celebration, MBSB contributed a cake and donated some fund to the schools. There were several activities
being conducted aiming to enhance and strengthen the bond among the school teachers, students and MBSB
representatives across the region.
To ensure the continuous support towards MBSB’s anchor CSR project in PINTAR programme, MBSB is now focusing
on the “MBSB Over the Top School” programme to execute its educational initiatives for the students such as the UPSR
workshop, English programmes and Intensive programmes for students who are having difficulties to read and write.
These initiatives will be executed in phases at all schools throughout the year 2013.
2013 Teacher’s Day Celebration at SK Unggun Menggatal, Sabah
Cake cutting ceremony at SK Semenyih, Selangor
Celebration for teachers at SK Hj Kelali Semera, Sarawak
Deputy Regional Business Representative of MBSB, En Zulkefli
Ismail (centre) with Pn Hamimah, Head Master of
SK Parit Penghulu (second from right)
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Member’s
Activities
Smart Learning Motivation Programme with
Dr. Aziz Sahat
This year, TNB launched its Smart Learning Motivation Programme at 13 of its adopted PINTAR schools. The
programme aimed at giving emphasis to all Year 6 pupils who will be sitting for the UPSR through effective learning
techniques, guidance on time management and effective study schedules. The programme also aimed at raising the
awareness on the importance of being an excellent student and being accountable towards parents as well as teachers.
Besides students, parents were also given the guidance and awareness on their role and responsibilities as parents in
helping their kids become excellent individuals.
Smart Learning Motivation Programme is the first programme in collaboration with Dr. Aziz Sahat, Motivational Expert
from Akademi Minda Bestari. This motivational programme has traveled to all schools across the country since March
and ended in June 2013. A total of 3,200 students, teachers and parents have benefited from this programme.
Dr. Abdol Aziz Sahat, the Motivational Expert from Akademi Minda
Bestari coaching the students during one of the activities held
in the programme
Smart Learning Motivation Programme at SK Kg Kota, Perak
Dato’ Roslan Ab Rahman, Chief Corporate Officer of TNB and the Management team of TNB together with the students during the Smart
Learning Motivation Programme at SK Kg Kota, Beruas, Perak
Contributed by :
Corporate Affairs
Department Regulatory and
Stakeholders Management
Member’s
Activities
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Contributed by :
Corporate Responsibility Department
Group Corporate Resources
Perlis PINTAR English Contest
In an effort to help create a more competitive environment among the students from its five PINTAR School, a series of
competitions were held and funded by CIMB Foundation. In the three competitions held - Spelling Bee, Essay Writing
and Scrabble, the students first competed within their own school and the finalists were then selected to compete at the
inter-school level.
On 11 May 2013, more than 500 students from the five schools gathered at Sekolah Kebangsaan Seri Perlis in Kangar for
the Final English Language Competitions. The event was also attended by officials from the state education department,
officials from CIMB Kangar and Kuala Perlis branches, headmasters, teachers and parents. The objectives of the
competitions were to instill interest in the English language among the students by exposing them in learning the
language through fun and exciting activities; to boost their morale and improve their self-esteem.
The day was filled with activities tailored for both Level 1 and Level 2 pupils. The Spelling Bee contest was participated
by 40 Year 1 to Year 3 pupils, eight from each of the PINTAR schools. The organiser was surprised by the students’
ability as they managed to spell all the 3 and 4-letter words given to them and the contest had to go on until the 65th
round before the best spellers were identified, and this was through words meant for Level 2 pupils.
The Scrabble tournament was also participated by the same number of pupils, but this time from Level 2. Similarly, the
tournament also saw an unexpected tough fight among the players. Another activity for Level 2, the Essay writing
competition was held earlier at school level where 907 entries were submitted by the schools. The organiser had a tough
time marking and evaluating each essay. Although the topics given were simple and straight-forward, it was evident
that the pupils had done research and had come up with commendable essays. In the end, SK Seri Perlis emerged as the
overall best school, followed by SK Kuala Perlis and SK Titi Tinggi. Prizes were given away by Encik Aziz b Mahmud
(CIMB Area Manager) and Encik Abdul Halim b Alwi (CIMB Kangar/Kuala Perlis Branch Manager).
All in all, it was an exciting and exhilarating day for all. The pupils went back with a renewed interest in English. It is
evident that these students, from rural and low performing schools, can do wonders if they are given the right stimuli
and incentives.
English Language Competition Essay Writing Contest
English Language Competition Scrabble-Contest
English Language Competition Spelling-Bee Contest
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Member’s
Activities
UMW Adopts Five New Schools!
As part of UMW’s continuous CSR initiatives for the community, UMW Holdings Berhad adopted 5 new schools under
UMW-PINTAR Programme for 2013 to replace the schools that graduated in 2012. The new schools are :
SK BANDAR BANTING
PELAJARAN
SULUH
KEMAJUAN
IL
M
YA
U
AMAL
SK Batu Laut, Kuala Langat
JA
SK Bandar Banting, Banting
IL
M
U
L
SU
UH
HI
DU
SEK
OLA H
KATI
SAAN
KEBANG
SK Kati, Kuala Kangsar
P
SJK (T) SUNGAI RENGGAM
SHAH ALAM
SJK(T) Sg Renggam, Shah Alam
SJK(C) Moh Ghee, Cawangan Georgetown
The existing schools in UMW’s final year of adoption are :
SK Pasir Panjang, Port Dickson
SK Sungai Selisek, Kuala Kubu Baru
YBhg Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Arshad Ayub, Chairman of PINTAR Foundation Board of Trustees and Datuk Syed Hisham
Syed Wazir, President and Group CEO of UMW Holdings Berhad officially launched the programme on 1st July 2013
at UMW office in Shah Alam.
This year, UMW will be working with a media company to organise a standard UPSR clinic for all of its adopted
schools.
Apart from the UPSR clinic, UMW will also provide additional exercise and workbooks, sponsor tuition classes and an
engagement programme for parents and teachers. More than 3,100 pupils are expected to benefit from the
UMW-PINTAR Programme in 2013.
Contributed by :
Corporate Social Responsibility
Group Public Affairs Division
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Gallery
Batch II Phase II
LEADERSHIP PROGRAMME FOR PINTAR SCHOOL LEADERS
(LPPSL)
STUDY VISIT TO ASIA PACIFIC SMART SCHOOL
ENGLISH LITERACY PROGRAMME (ELP) END OF YEAR 1 PRESENTATION
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Gallery
PINTAR D’Arts Camp 2013

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