Malaysian secondary school students have a poor command of English & lack of good communication abilities. Based on the National Education Blueprint 2013-2025 (Preschool to Post-Secondary Education), 3 out of 10 secondary students achieved a minimum credit in their SPM English paper. Furthermore, in 2011 38% of Malaysian students failed to meet the minimum benchmarks in mathematics and science. Most students were shown to understand basic concepts but struggled to apply the knowledge. A breakdown of students' performance in TIMSS 2011 showed less than 2% of Malaysian students performed at the advanced level in mathematics and science whereas more than 40% of Singaporean students performend at the same level. In PISA 2009+, Malaysian students performed in the bottom third for reading, mathematics and science out of 74 countries.
At the same time, one of the most highlighted importance of raising the quality of education by the general public is communication skills among secondary students. This in accordance with the 4th Global Goal, thus the project is to empower underserved students in Malaysia to have a better future by developing their English proficiency & enhancing their personal development through workshops and consistent communication initiatives.
The project consists of several components for both secondary school students and global volunteers.
1st - Train the Trainer (TtT)
Which aims to equip our volunteers with enough knowledge and skills when we are engaging and teaching students English with the kind help of our Partners Teach For Malaysia (TFM).
2nd - School Workshops
Which aim to raise awareness on the importance of English Speaking and STEM subjects to boost up students’ confidence in speaking English with interactive activities and their interest in STEM subjects.
3rd - Action Initiative Planning
Which aims to evaluate the project deliverables and impacts, and to ensure the sustainability of our impacts even the projects have ended with the school teachers, global volunteers and our committees.
4th - Global Village
Which aims to foster cultural exchange with the global volunteer showcasing their food, cultural elements from their home country.
Speak Up has been reached more than 800 Global Volunteers, 160 Secondary Schools, and 2,200 Secondary Students. More than 83% of these stakeholders have ranked our project with a score of 8 out of 10, and more than 76% of the Secondary Students have ranked themselves more confident in using English for daily interaction with peers (7 out of 10), some of them even become the Committee of the Toastmaster Club which reveals that what Speak Up brings to them is not just about short-term change but a long-term impact.
Goal 1 - Transportation+ Project materials and equipment. Amount Needed: MYR1,300.00
Goal 2 - Global Village- Cultural Showcasing Event. Amount Needed: MYR500.00
Goal 3 - Action Initiatives. Amount Needed: MYR700.00
Raised of MYR 2,500.00 target.
AIESEC is the world's largest non-profit youth-run organization. It is an international non-governmental not-for-profit organisation that provides young people with leadership development, cross-cultural global internships, and volunteer exchange experiences across the globe. The organization focuses on empowering young leaders to make a positive impact on society through actions.
AIESEC strives for Peace and Fulfilment of Humankind's Potential as an organisation.
In today’s context, ‘Peace’ does not necessarily mean only avoiding war. Peace can symbolise a world that does not have conflicts that arise from cultural, religious, or other aspects of differences in humanity. Peace can also symbolise being in harmony with yourself. AIESEC strives to build a world where people can work towards their own understanding of peace while respecting and understanding the views of others.
Through Fulfilment of Humankind’s Potential, AIESEC strives for a world where people can be the best version of themselves.
We place our confidence in youth because they have the passion, dynamism and entrepreneurial spirit that are needed to shape the future. They have the responsibility to improve tomorrow by choosing who they will be today. Hence, AIESEC is a platform for young leaders to run projects that are aligned with Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to ensure its relevance to the local community needs. We aim to be part of the solution for a betterment of Malaysia.