23 March 2007 - Giving an early boost to the next generation of Malaysia’s ‘original people’

Tape#: JN 6994
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© UNICEF/2007/Nettleton

Teacher Simah Asir leads students in a lesson at a preschool for indigenous children in a remote village near Gerik, Malaysia.

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Production date: 9 and 16 February 2007

Duration: 2:29

Keywords: UNICEF, children, Malaysia, education, early childhood education

Main shooting locations: Langkawi and Gerik, Malaysia

Main sequences: UNICEF is helping to show indigenous communities in Malaysia the benefits and importance of early childhood education. Once considered unnecessary, this approach is making great strides amongst Malaysia’s ethnic groups as a result of outreach programmes and community workshops stressing early childhood development. 

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