Driving community outreach efforts

The Risers has recently embarked on new initiatives with JPWKL to drive its community outreach initiatives.

TAYLOR’S College, through its community engagement and youth development arm The Risers, has recently embarked on new initiatives with Jabatan Pendidikan Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur (JPWKL) to drive its community outreach initiatives.

The Risers, which also includes a mobile app and portal, serves as a platform to ‘Engage’ with secondary school leaders and students nationwide, ‘Equip’ them with the knowledge and skills needed in school and within society and ‘Empower’ them to curate their own pathway in life, whilst giving back to society.

“When we first conceptualised The Risers, our vision was to provide a platform built for students and school leaders to speak out about issues affecting them, collaborate and network with peers and like-minded individuals and to provide opportunities for them to develop leadership skills. Now, we wish to extend the same opportunity for the entire school community.

“With the high quality of our teaching, learning and pastoral care at the heart of everything we do, including The Risers, we want to create and encourage a positive learning environment within the school community and empower a society that values lifelong learning,” said Taylor’s College campus director Josephine Tan.

Through the ‘Engage, Equip and Empower’ approach, The Risers’ programmes and initiatives will focus on building school culture, community and identity by promoting positive values, skills and knowledge.

JPWKL will be working with Taylor’s College in identifying the areas and schools within Kuala Lumpur, where Taylor’s College can engage, equip and empower with educational workshops, community-led projects and initiatives, networking opportunities and more.

Zainudin announced JPWKL’s partnership with Taylor’s College to help the institution identify areas and schools within KL where community support and resources can be extended.Zainudin announced JPWKL’s partnership with Taylor’s College to help the institution identify areas and schools within KL where community support and resources can be extended.

“With education at the core of national development, partnerships between government and the private sector are essential to enrich the quality of education delivery and to realise the national education mission.

“Together with Taylor’s College, we believe that it can help us improve the quality of education delivery in the nation. Learning at school and even at home, will be more effective when driven by quality teaching and a cheerful and supportive learning atmosphere,” said of JPWKL pupil development sector deputy director Zainudin Mohamad.

The Risers has already implemented several community engagements since the beginning of 2022. Along with long-time partner, the Malaysian Institute for Debate and Public Speaking, Taylor’s College has organised Youth P.A.C.T, or Youth Partnership in Action to Change Tomorrow, to allow open dialogues for intellectual discussion and discourse with our youths.

Back in March, Taylor's College together with JPWKL through the 'Bag to School' programme helped a total of 1,000 students and families from schools around Bangsar Pudu, Keramat and Sentul with school bags and writing equipment to prepare them to go back to school.

Additionally, in conjunction with Teacher's Day, Taylor's College awarded RM10,000 to SMK Kuala Krau, Pahang to help passionate teacher, Hazeem Azemi build Malaysia’s first disabled-friendly multimedia studio. Hazeem was crowned the winner of RISE Educator of the Year - a category under the RISE Educator Award launched last year to give appreciation and recognition to extraordinary educators in Malaysia.

On top of the community projects, Taylor’s College also launched an RM1mil tuition sponsorship programme earlier this year to help students prepare for SPM through workshops conducted by the institution.

The tuition sponsorship benefitted over 500 students who received free online tuition for English, Bahasa Melayu, mathematics and history, together with tuition credit for additional lessons in subjects of their choice, all amounting to RM2,000 per student.

This programme is set up in partnership with Youth World Development Sdn Bhd, an online tuition platform that launched the MyTuition programme back in 2020. Through this partnership, students and school leaders get to connect with some of Malaysia’s most reputable teachers who have agreed to join in this initiative to provide free classes.

More information on the tuition sponsorship programme and upcoming registration will be made available on The Risers mobile app.

“Our efforts will not stop here. We are very pleased to share that Taylor's College will be organising several more community initiatives like this through The Risers community in the coming months and we hope to foster many more collaboration with the Ministry of Education via the various state education departments in the country,” said Tan.

The Risers recently organised an online competition called ‘The Risers Race’,where students participated in various activities to earn points and competed to win exciting prizes.

To find out more about the competition, download The Risers app on the Google Play Store or Apple App Store today.

The Risers 2.0 was launched back in July at SMK St Mary Kuala Lumpur.The Risers 2.0 was launched back in July at SMK St Mary Kuala Lumpur.

The Risers 2.0 was revealed during the launch ceremony at SMK St Mary Kuala Lumpur back in July.

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