Boosting early childhood development
Preschool teachers were equipped with skills and knowledge to run workshops for Orang Asli and rural communities, stressing the importance of boosting early childhood development and offering tips on learning activities, nutrition and child psychology. The program reached out to more than 18,000 parents and guardians in rural and remote parts of Malaysia.
Reach out and read (ROAR) program
The ROAR program aims to help children between the ages of 5 and 6 master six key learning components: language and communication, cognitive development, morale and spirituality, social-emotional development and creativity. Language skills are given particular emphasis, as it enables children to develop their ability to think, understand concepts, imagine and communicate effectively. Around 350 KEMAS preschool teachers have been trained under ROAR benefiting close to 3,400 preschool children from rural and remote parts of the country.