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  • Sunday, 11 Jan 2015

MUET preparation

FOLIAGE Field Sdh Bhd is offering free diagnostic tests for Form Six students, in Penang, who are planning to sit for the upcoming Malaysian University English Test (MUET), in March.

The tests will be offered on Jan 28 and 30 at 4.30 pm and will be held at Kompleks Mayang Mall, Bayan Lepas, Penang.

For more information, call 012 475 2631 or e-mail

Working with kids

A WORKSHOP on working with children will be held on Jan 24 and 25 from 10am to 5pm.

Participants will be guided on how to conduct activities for children by understanding their psychology, communication skills and perspective.

There will also be a games demonstration using creative elements or props.

The workshop is conducted in Mandarin with an English translator.

For more information, call 03 4047 9060. You can also email or

Speak well

LEARN how to speak up and lead by joining the Malacca Toastmasters Club.

Through their regular meet-ups on the first and third Thursday of every month, they are offering opportunities for people interested in picking up communication, public speaking and leadership skills.

Meetings are held at Semabok Inn, Malacca from 7.30 pm to 9.30 pm.

For details, call 0126251533 (Erik Wee), 0166682502 (Lim Hui Ping), 0172796681 (Becky Tang).

Software course

Whether you’re new to the Follett Destiny Library Manager programme, or a seasoned user, you’ll gain valuable training and insights at this workshop with the Destiny Doctor also known as Larry Gilbert. There will also be time devoted to discussing Follett’s digital content solutions, including Follett Shelf and Follett Shelf Classroom Connections, Follett’s online collection development and curriculum support tool, Titlewave.

The workshop will be held on Jan 22 at the International School Kuala Lumpur, Ampang campus library.

For more information email Jenna Emerson at

Anniversary bash

ST Joseph’s School, Johor Baru is celebrating its 60th reunion dinner with its former teachers and students on Feb 14, 2015.

The event will be held at the Persada Johor International Convention Centre at 7 pm.

For details on the reunion, contact Paul Netto 012 722 5218, Donald Culas 012 711 3992 or Ng Chai Meng 016 794 0335.

Journalism fellowships

THE East-West Centre in Honolulu, Hawaii, has announced the 2015 Jefferson Fellowships for journalists.

The theme for the programme is “The South China Sea: Trade, Resources and Conflict”, and the destinations are in Honolulu; Beijing and Hainan, China; Manila & Masinloc, Philippines; and Singapore.

The programme will run from May 2 to 23. The application deadline is Jan 27. The Jefferson Fellowships are supported by a grant from The Freeman Foundation and by the East-West Centre.

For more information about the programme and how to apply, visit

Appeal for school donations

PINTAR Foundation is appealing to the public to donate cash to enable it to help students and schools affected from the floods. All donations from now until March 31 will ensure that students are equipped with basic items such as school uniforms, shoes, bags, stationery and exercise books. The first batch of school items will be delivered within the first week of the school term.

The foundation is a non-profit organisation dedicated towards bridging equity among rural and under-served schools in Malaysia. There are currently 385 schools under the foundation with 18 schools affected by the recent floods.

To contribute, members of the public can visit the foundation’s website and donate cash via our online donation form at or transfer the cash to its Maybank account at 5642 5833 6274.

For more updates and information, follow it on Facebook and Twitter: PINTAR Foundation.

Programme on national unity

THE Institute for Democracy and Economic Affairs (IDEAS) invites youths and young professionals aged 20 to 30 years old to apply for a special National Unity Youth Fellowship Programme.

The programme is run by IDEAS with the National Unity and National Integration Department at the Prime Minister’s Department.

The Youth Fellowship Programme aims to develop and support a group of 20 young leaders by providing them with the skills and knowledge to champion the moderation and national unity as envisioned in the Rukun Negara.

The Youth Fellows will participate in three training workshops where they will be taught strategic planning, organising, messaging and advocacy.

They will also be given basic exposure to topics like integrity, ethnic and religious relations, nation building, economics, globalisation, radicalism and other relevant issues.

There will also be 11 engagement roundtables in which the Youth Fellows will meet directly with community and religious leaders in different parts of Malaysia to get first hand exposure of the real issues on the ground.

The programme will culminate with a national conference on national unity in September 2015.

In order to apply, candidates must be Malaysian citizens between 20 and 30 years old; be able to attend and participate actively in all activities; able to travel to different parts of the country; have a proven youth leadership record; and be committed to the values espoused by the Rukun Negara.

For more information, visit

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