Foundation promotes usage of modern teaching tools via FROG classroom


Shaari (red tie) chatting with a pupil during the FROG classroom launching at SJKC Kong Ming Cawangan Satu in Jalan Balik Pulau, Penang. (Standing, from second left) are Usharani and Leong.

PUPILS of SJKC Kong Ming Cawangan Satu in Air Itam, Penang, could not contain their excitement as they started using the new Facilitate Rapid Online Global (FROG) classroom, a modern-day learning space, which offers students state-of-the-art facilities and interactive learning.

The project, which is an initiative by YTL Foundation as part of its FROG Classroom Makeover Project, saw tables at the classroom placed in a semi-circle to encourage conversation among pupils, alongside projectors and laptops, which were used as teaching tools.

YTL Foundation collaborates with schools to set up FROG classrooms in schools. It is managed by FrogAsia.

Headmistress Leong Sook Luan said the school appreciated the joint support by YTL Foundation and the school’s board of trustees.

“The support motivates us to provide a learning and teaching environment which will benefit all. It will also help us to meet the demands of education today,” she said at the programme launching at the school recently.

Leong added that the classroom chosen for the project was equipped with the Chromebook laptops and ZOOM 4G WiFi, provided by the Education Ministry.

State Education Department director Shaari Osman who launched the project, applauded the company for its initiative.

“This is a good step to make learning more current and modern,” he said in his speech.

Also present were the school’s board of directors chairman Tan Boon Ling, board of trustees chairman Datuk Chung Keng Kung and board of directors secretary-cum-project manager Khiah Hock Leong.

FrogAsia Sdn Bhd regional implementation consultant S. Usharani said this was the first school on Penang island chosen for the project, as the first on the mainland was SK Taman Senangan in Jalan Telok Air Tawar, Butterworth.

“YTL Foundation provides schools with specially designed tables, chairs, air-conditioners and a toolkit; and helps manage the makeover of the classrooms.

“The FROG classroom is designed to enhance and facilitate the utilisation of technology in 21st century learning using online platforms, such as the Frog virtual learning environment provided under the 1BestariNet project in teaching and learning,” she said.

Schools interested in the FROG Classroom Makeover programme, can contact the YTL Foundation at ytlfoundation@ytl.com.my for more information.

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