KUALA LUMPUR: LeapEd Services Sdn Bhd, a wholly-owned unit of Khazanah Nasional Bhd and Malaysia’s first homegrown education service provider, recently obtained the “CSR Leadership Award for a Social Enterprise” for its breakthrough in education transformation.
Established as a social enterprise in 2010, LeapEd aims to enrich lives through capacity-building and education transformation and has since impacted over 71,000 students and over 160 schools through its various intervention models including the nation’s pioneering Trust Schools Programme.
“We are truly honoured to receive this award, which recognises our efforts in pushing boundaries in the education landscape. Our future lies in the youth today and we believe that every child deserves a great future. This is why we are passionate about nurturing and engaging students with the appropriate knowledge, abilities, and skills through our holistic school transformation programme. This will enable them to smoothly navigate their future in the 21st century workplace,” said Zulhaimi Othman, managing director of LeapEd in a statement.
The CSR Malaysia Awards 2019 recognises the unwavering commitment of corporations in Malaysia with a vision and mission to create awareness of corporate social responsibility initiatives.
This year, 50 Malaysian listed and private companies together with GLCs were singled out for their contribution in reaching out to needy communities in a sustainable manner.
The award recipients were assessed in areas such as clear CSR purpose and goals, programme impact, frequency of CSR events, amount of contributions given, transparency in reporting CSR initiatives, creative implementation, strength of the CSR team and effectiveness of each initiative.
LeapEd’s key contribution to the community centred on its impact in the Malaysian education system through their various intervention models including the District Transformation Programme-AMAN (DTP-AMAN), Islamic School Enhancement Programme (ISEP) and Trust Schools Programme (TSP), which are aligned with the vision of the Ministry of Education and the Malaysian Education Blueprint 2013-2025 (MEB).
In a continuous effort to ensure that the potential of every learner is developed, LeapEd recently conducted the ‘Education in the 21st Century – Our Impact’ to review the impact of the Trust Schools Programme in Malaysia, which has been running actively for over 9 years. The Impact Study saw findings from over 3,000 respondents including school staff, students and parents, revealed that more than 85% of school students reported a high quality of teaching and learning in Trust Schools.
To ensure that the programme remains transformative, sustainable and scalable, the study also identified opportunities to further enhance the programme. Hence, TSP 2.0 is envisioned as the next evolution of the Trust Schools Programme, which leverages on the success and learnings of TSP 1.0. Designed as a model that is both sustainable and scalable, TSP 2.0 was rolled-out in early 2019 in selected Malaysian public schools.
Zulhaimi added: “At LeapEd, our main goal is to realise the potential and individuality of each learner. The Impact Study shows that TSP 1.0 has positively impacted the lives of teachers, students and parents. As such, we are committed to continue working strategically with our partners to pave the way to better prepare youth for the future through a new and enhanced model, TSP 2.0, which will be aligned to global trends and national aspirations.”
The CSR Malaysia Awards 2019 was held at Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur and graced by Yang Berhormat Puan Hannah Yeoh, Deputy Minister of Women, Family and Community Development. Organised by CSR Malaysia, the award is an initiative by Pertubuhan Amal Tanggungjawab Kemampanan Dan Korporat Malaysia, with the support of the Ministry of Women, Family and Community Development.
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