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 event, Chief Executive Officer of Smart Reader® Worldwide, Dato’ SriDr Richard Ong, presented a cheque worth RM100, 000 to DYTM Tuanku Syed Faizuddin Putra Ibni Tuanku Syed Sirajuddin Jamalullail, Raja Muda Perlis who is also the Chairman of Yayasan Tuanku Syed Putra. The contribution composed of financial aid in terms of schooling fees as well as school supplies, and were distributed by Raja Puan Muda Perlis, DYTM Tuanku Hajjah Lailatul Shahreen Dato’ Akashah Khalil as the Royal Patron of the Association of Professional Early Childhood Providers Malaysia (APECP).

Raja Puan Muda Perlis, DYTM Tuanku Hajjah Lailatul Shahreen Dato’ Akashah Khalil distributing school supplies to the children

“It is very crucial that quality education is attainable by all children throughout the country, regardless of race, creed or upbringing. With the right tools, children can achieve their full potential and ambition.” Datin Sri Dato’ Dr KH Wang said. Dato’ Sri Dr Richard Ong concurred, stating that “Through the OCOH initiative, we aim to provide a platform for children to develop a strong educational foundation. Since its inception in 2008, the success and accomplishments achieved by the awardees of this programme proves its immeasurable value to the community. We would also like to extend our heartfelt gratitude to Yayasan Syed Putra for their continuous support for the OCOH programme.”

The guests were further entertained by performances from Smart Reader Kids® Taman Sri Bahagia Kangar and Smart Reader Kids® Jalan Arau-Kodiang. Encik Alias Ayob, franchisee of the centres, explained that these performances represent the wonderful talents of Smart Reader Kids® students. He quoted “We are truly grateful for the continuous support that Smart Reader® Worldwide provides to the underprivileged students of Perlis. The One Child One Hope initiative motivates us to do our best in ensuring we deliver the best education to our children, nurturing them to excel academically, develop outstanding social skills, and as an overall, be able to contribute positively to the community.”

As the leading preschool education provider in Malaysia, Smart Reader® Worldwide believes that is vital for young children to be exposed with a quality educational experience. The Smart Reader Kids® international award-winning programmes provide children with a holistic experience as it enhances children’s cognitive, social and physical skills using a simple, creative and fun methodology which serves as overall perfect learning platform for children in their formative years. The integration of technology in education in recent times have been shown to play a positive role in children’s development and learning when used effectively. In line with its vision to create the best educational experience for its students, Smart Reader® Worldwide has developed tech-based applications that will not only transform the teaching and learning process, but also improve the management of the centre’s administration to better monitor students’ safety, well-being, and progress in school. Introducing the new and innovative schooling system, the Smart Kinder-Tech Programme and the Smart Student Management System. The Smart Kinder-Tech Programme enables children to enjoy stimulating and engaging lessons by utilising an interactive e-learning programme while the Smart Student Management System allows parents to access all information regarding their child, including live attendance, activities, and achievements at all times from a mobile application.

Through the National One Child One Hope Education Scholarship Programme, less fortunate students are able to access similar excellent educational experience. Since its commencement, the programme has funded more than 600 underprivileged students nationwide through their preschool education. The organisation will continue this noble endeavour in Smart Reader Kids® centres nationwide to offer children scholarship assistance to underprivileged children in Malaysia.