“It is crucial for children to learn early in order to mould their character and give them a diverse experience of learning and adopting the social skills which are necessary for a successful school career”.
The National One Child One Hope (OCOH) Education Scholarship is the first programme of its kind, founded with the purpose of ensuring equal access to quality early childhood education. The early years of a child’s life are the most important, with regards to growth and development, more so in the area of care and education. Research has proven that children who are given quality preschool education undergo a spectrum of learning experiences which encourage them to be confident, excited, and interested in the learning process, which in turn nurtures them to be world-class citizens.
OCOH was established in line with Smart Reader®Worldwide’s and Association of Professional Early Childhood Providers (APECP), Malaysia’s corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiative.
“We are truly delighted to see the accomplishment from the scholarship awardees after they enrol in Smart Reader Kids®, with full praise from their parents. These success stories and words of encouragement inspire us to bring the programme to greater heights so more can benefit from it”.
Dato’ Sri Dr. Richard Ong.
Founded in December 2007, APECP provides a platform to share ideas, innovation, and new research in Early Childhood Education. The Raja Puan Muda of Perlis, Tuanku Hajjah Lailatul Shahreen Akashah Khalil currently serves as its royal patron.
The OCOH programme has funded more than 500 less fortunate children nationwide for their preschool education. Each child in the programme will receive complete education benefits, including the provision of school fees, uniforms, shoes, school bags, books, worksheets, and various other learning materials. More than RM500,000 worth of scholarships had been distributed nationwide and through numerous charity establishments such as Yayasan Sultan Kelantan Darul Naim, Yayasan Tuanku Syed Putra and Yayasan Diraja Sultan Mizan. Furthermore, this scholarship has received great support from DYTM Raja Muda Perlis, Tuanku Syed Faizuddin Putra Ibni Tuanku Syed Sirajuddin Jamalullail, who is also the chairman of Yayasan Tuanku Syed Putra.
To date, Smart Reader® Worldwide had also organised various fund-raising events. From its record-breaking (as recognised by the Malaysian Book of Records) grand charity concert in 2012 to the exciting family cycle-and-run event in 2017, the team succeeded in attracting public contribution to the cause, and raising public awareness on the challenges faced by the underprivileged community in obtaining proper education. Datin Sri Dato’ Dr. KH Wang is passionate on these efforts to ensure equal access of education to all.
For more information, please call 03-6279 5555 or the SMARTLine at 1300 885 555.
In addition to our OCOH programme, Smart Reader® Worldwide conducts a variety of CSR events throughout the year:
KUCHING – On 21st September 2019, participants of all ages gathered at Plaza Merdeka, Kuching as they prepared for an exciting walk event held for a good cause. The planned 3.2km walk around the beautiful Kuching waterfront had to be shifted to alternative indoor-based activities due to unfavourable weather conditions. Nevertheless, parents, educators and children […]
Come and join us at this not-for-profit event as we raise funds for the One Child One Hope Education Scholarship Programme (OCOH), an initiative by Smart Reader® Worldwide with the aim of ensuring accessibility to early childhood education through to provision of scholarships to underprivileged children. Date: 21st September 2019 Time: 6.00 a.m. – 10.00 a.m. […]
Come and join us at this not-for-profit event as we raise funds for the One Child One Hope Education Scholarship Programme (OCOH), an initiative by Smart Reader® Worldwide with the aim of ensuring accessibility to early childhood education through to provision of scholarships to underprivileged children. Date: 20th October 2019 Time: 6.00 a.m. – 9.30 […]
Smart Reader® Worldwide continues its noble efforts to advocate equal access to quality early childhood education through the presentation of the National One Child One Hope (OCOH) Education Scholarships to fourteen underprivileged children from Yayasan Tuanku Syed Putra. The event took place on 21st March 2019 at Auditorium Kompleks Kebudayaan Negeri Perlis, Kangar. During the […]
As the leading provider of early childhood education, Smart Reader® Worldwide is passionate in giving back to society especially the young generations, as they understand the positive impact one can made from a generous and thoughtful contribution. During every single main festivity celebrated by different races in Malaysia, as a part of their Corporate Social […]
As the nation’s leading early childhood education provider, Smart Reader® Worldwide is committed to giving back to the society. As part of their Corporate Social Responsibility efforts, the team from Smart Reader® Worldwide, led by Mr. Kevan Ong and Mr. Keefe Ong, the Executive Directors of Smart Reader® Worldwide Sdn Bhd visited Rumah Perlindungan Saffiyah […]
EARTH WALK 2018 : SMART READER® WORLDWIDE SETS MALAYSIAN RECORD FOR MOST NUMBER OF CHILDREN IN A TREE-PLANTING EVENT
As the leading early childhood education provider in Malaysia, Smart Reader® Worldwide believes that environmental awareness begins with the little ones. On 22nd April 2018, in conjunction with Earth Day, Smart Reader® Worldwide organised Earth Walk 2018, a charity family walk held at Taman Metropolitan Batu, Jalan Ipoh in its aim to promote environmental awareness […]
Smart Reader® Worldwide continues its noble efforts to advocate equal access to quality early childhood education through the presentation of the National One Child One Hope (OCOH) Education Scholarships to fifteen underprivileged children from Yayasan Tuanku Syed Putra. The event took place on 30th March 2018 at Institut Pendidikan Guru Kampus Perlis. During the event, […]
Once again, Smart Reader® Worldwide celebrates the wonderful festive celebration by bringing joy to the less fortunate. More than 60 underprivileged children from Rumah Charis and Sweet Care Welfare Society were invited to a memorable Chinese New Year celebration at Wisma Smart Reader® 1. The exciting evening began with lion dance blessings where children were […]