26 September 2017
Man U experience with #webeunitedmore
13 November 2017
Ever watched those tear jerking Hallmark movies on the story? The one with someone who wants to do so much yet they have very limited resources to make things happen? Well we did. And we also worked out a way to make it happen for ‘real’ when we heard the story of Taiping’s SMK Pengkalan Aur, Changkat Jering.
The ah-maa-zing people there care for and educate 64 special-needs students, all of whom live with cerebral palsy. This means they have difficulty in movement and some of them are even wheelchair-bound. While these kids have a keen hunger for knowledge, the ICT studies was a stumbling block for them. The school’s ICT classrooms were on the third floor of the building, making it inaccessible to the wheelchair-bound students.
It was sad when we think about it. Here we have very enthusiastic students, but they were missing out just because they can’t make it up the stairs. So, we decided to work with some awesome people out there who make it a mission to make life for everyone easier.
Cikgu Tan, one of this awesome people happens to be one of the teachers at the school. With 12 years of Special Education teaching experience, he strongly believes that his students can become remarkable individuals. Together with his fellow teachers, they have been teaching life-skills to their students through various activities and programmes.
To help make his students’ life easier, Cikgu Tan has come up with the idea of a container classroom that would make technology classes easily accessible to these students. The container classroom’s purpose was to function as an IT classroom on the ground floor for this particular school to help make the lives of the 64 students and the teachers easier. It was going to be a container that was fitted with a wheelchair ramp, equipped with air-conditioning and be a self-cooling structure.
webe had to get involved of course and we worked really hard on the idea. But we want to do more. Because a Container Classroom is cool and all that – but an actual classroom would be better.
Well, by working with the folks in the local Government, we obtained the approval from the Ministry of Education (MOE) to do a Classroom Makeover instead. This means we’re spending RM85,000 to refurbish a classroom on the ground floor of the school as a new ICT Lab.
This inclusiveness is important as it allows the project to become more sustainable, and shows an important commitment to inclusion for all students at the school. It is truly something that we can all celebrate!
Here are some of the things that we’ll be sponsoring:
But wait… That’s not all! As webe is part of TM Group, they are also joining in and sponsoring 2-years of high speed broadband Internet access for the effort! All of us are excited at this as we believe we are making a positive change to this community. You should be proud of this too – you helped make it happen!
So stay tuned, as we will share the pictures of us handing over the cheque to the school while having some fun with the students there.
If you want to find out more about this project, just head on over to https://community.webe.com.my/project/a-container-classroom-for-special-needs
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