Sunday, October 27, 2013

Kem SKORlah Recruitment Drive #TFMInstitute

So we actually went to Pasar Besar Bentong this morning recruiting for kem SKORlah.
It is a FREE Math & English tuition class for Form1-Form4 students during this coming school holiday.
The classes will be held in SMK Ketari and SMK Kuala Repas. I have no idea where the schools are but it will be like 20-30mins away from our resort.

I really enjoyed it. I never imagined I have to be a salesperson promoting to random people in the weekend market.  I always hate the salesgirl promoting products when I am trying to buy my favorites in a supermarket. It is a new experience to find your random-but-highly-potential customers. I tried to introduce myself in the friendliest way possible (shake hand/salam with the aunties). How did they responded to it? Pretty good. I think they liked me. *haha* Pitch for several minutes, Stress on the keywords( FREE and breakfast/lunch provided etc.) and able to get 3 signatures from the parents. I aim to get 10 *too ambitious,I know*, talked to about 15 people (parents and teenagers), and managed to get 3 successful registration for the tuition classes. Some of them already registered,some of them only have small kids and some have limited access to the tuition schools.

Pasar Besar Bentong is just big and have endless stalls. They have lots of cheap good stuff too. I probably will go there again. ;D

Here are pictures of last year's kem SKORlah ;)

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Sunday 27 Oct 2013
22 Dzulhijjah 1434

Why Do I Teach For Malaysia?

Assalamualaikum, Peace be upon you :)

It is the end of Week 1 in the Teach For Malaysia institute, I came to realization that I need to keep a journal and reflect on myself as day goes by. This will be important for me to reflect and scribble the input I got from the sessions.

Above all,

I probably have this quest coming my way hundreds time already.

Here it goes:
I Teach For Malaysia because I want to give sustainable impact to the unfortunate children and create a better life trajectory for them. I teach because I CARE. I am in the fellowship because I want to challenge myself and grow personally & professionally. I chose the road less traveled.

Observation day 1 & 2: they are stuffing with tons of information. TFM point of existence and their goals. TFM focus 3As Impact MOdel. 
Affect : characters building of the students (zest,grit,optimism etc). 
Access: expose students on what the world has to offer (scholarships,internships opportunities).
Achievement : academic growth and mastery.

*I actually love the diversity we have in the fellowship. Background-wise and expertise.
*Each people have different perspectives and life maps. Our first impressions are not necessarily true. We could have never assume what each people had gone through because we did not walk miles in their moccasins.
*That is the beauty of life that we can treasure.

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27 Oct 2013
22 Dzulhijjah 1434

Kajang Prison School visit #TFMInstitute

A day visit to Kajang Prison School. Despite of knowing they must have different life stories on how they end up in the facility,to chat with them personally still causes a heartbreak moment. I salute their optimism. Some of them are sitting for SPM and will have a Majlis Restu Ilmu tomorrow. The young offenders I talked to are very passionate in the class sessions. They absolutely love the teachers who put so much trust and haven't lose hope on them. Thus,they appreciate the second chance given which might have been better than the situation they have gone through outside.

They've come to the realization that no matter what their peers are doing/asking them to do,they have the final say to decide. Watch what you're doing and know the CONSEQUENCES of their actions. Some wish their family/teachers have told them that. T_T 

To live is to love,to serve,to forgive. Love the One,love and serve humanity. To learn to love oneself and to love is to learn to forgive.

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Thursday 24th Oct 2013
19 Dzulhijjah 1434

"Once you overcome seemingly insurmountable obstacles, other hurdles become less daunting. Most people can achieve beyond their dreams if they insist upon it. I'd encourage everyone to dream big, lay your foundations well, absorb information like a sponge, and not be afraid to defy conventional wisdom. Just because it hasn't been done before doesn't mean you shouldn't try."