Free online learning resources


  • Nation
  • Thursday, 26 Mar 2020

PETALING JAYA: Even with the movement control order (MCO) extended, national school students can continue learning at home without the burden of additional costs to their families.

To ensure Malaysian children are not disadvantaged during this period, YTL Group – which has championed the use of technology in education since 2011 – is providing free online resources and mobile data to all national school students.

To enable this, the YTL Foundation collaborated with YES and FrogAsia to launch the Learn From Home Initiative.

Starting yesterday, students can access FrogPlay Mobile – a gamified mobile app with revision quizzes for every core subject taught in national schools from Year One to Form Five – for free.

And at the same time, up to five free YES 4G prepaid SIM cards for each schoolgoing child in a family will also be given away.

Each SIM comes with a 40GB data plan that will be valid for 60 days upon activation and will be couriered to homes free of charge.

Executive chairman Tan Sri Francis Yeoh (pic) said at a time when the country was facing an unprecedented crisis of keeping Malaysians safe from the Covid-19 pandemic, the YTL Group wanted to make sure children could continue learning at home.

To find out how it can support parents and students, the YTL Foundation carried out a survey among parents with schoolgoing children to understand their concerns during this period.

The survey found that for 95% of parents, a key concern was how their children’s education could remain uninterrupted while they were home.

Some 90% had at least one mobile device and were open to their children learning online.

About half, however, needed data to enable effective access to online learning resources.

For those in the B40 group, having to purchase data would be a huge burden, especially now when household incomes are at risk.

“We are giving free access to FrogAsia’s online learning resources and providing free data via the YES 4G mobile network in the hope that all our children will stay safe and continue learning,” Yeoh, who is also the YTL Foundation chairman, said in press release.

The foundation, he said, has always supported students and schools to make education better for all.

“And as we care for our children at home, let us not forget the frontline heroes in essential services who are risking their lives out there, so that the rest of us can stay safely at home.

“We salute them with all our hearts,” he said.

To register for FrogPlay Mobile and apply for the free YES prepaid 4G SIM cards, visit www.ytlfoundation.org/learn.

Additional lesson resources are also available on the website.

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