Digital Literacy for Marginalised Youth in Sabah

A pilot programme that taught digital literacy to stateless children, conducted in 2 alternative learning centers in Sabah.

United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF)

Funder
35
PARTICIPANTS
PROJECTS INITIATED
RM150,000
RAISED FOR PARTNERS
100
HOURS OF SERVICES
Programme Status
Completed
Year
2018
Duration
Programme Type
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Programme Theme
Community Development, Digital Literacy

Programme Description

The primary goal of this programme was to support the marginalised youth in pursuing better work and career opportunities alongside the ability to put food on the table without a passport or identity card. Together with the United Nations Children’s Fund Malaysia (UNICEF Malaysia), Me.reka conducted a Digital Literacy pilot programme for UNICEF to address the lack of access to education for children classified as “stateless and/or out-of-school” in Sabah. The Digital Literacy pilot programme conducted by Me.reka reached 35 at-risk youths from Madrasah Al-Hikmah, Kg Likas, Kota Kinabalu and Matakana by Etania Schools, Beaufort.

The youth were presented with a 100-hour digital literacy course at their alternative learning centre. The course allowed students to venture hands-on into artisanal crafts, metalworking and electricity, food technology, and digital literacy workshops offered as employable skills. The module was designed to give these youth an opportunity to develop fundamental vocational skills either in artisanal crafts, metalworking and electricity, food technology and digital literacy. The vocational skills integrated and combined elements of education and employability to optimize relevance for participants.

The programme utilized Project-Based Learning which involves completing hands-on projects, immersive experience, active experimentation, and learning from mistakes. It was designed to encourage development of a ‘growth mindset’, where the students are taught to break through their own perceived limitations in capability, and to adopt a life-long learning mentality, creativity, and adaptability. The programme concluded with a crowdfunding campaign as their final project, where the youths raised MYR150,000 through two Actyvate crowdfunding campaigns in three months.

YSEALI BOOT CAMP 2019

This two day boot camp serves as a rite of passage for aspiring changemakers and leaders to address local community issues.

6

websites built

RM 22,147

raised for impact partners

2

long term fundraising plans developed

63%

By

US Embassy of Kuala Lumpur

YSEALI BOOT CAMP 2019

This two day boot camp serves as a rite of passage for aspiring changemakers and leaders to address local community issues.

6

websites built

RM 22,147

raised for impact partners

2

long term fundraising plans developed

63%

By

US Embassy of Kuala Lumpur

YSEALI BOOT CAMP 2019

This two day boot camp serves as a rite of passage for aspiring changemakers and leaders to address local community issues.

6

websites built

RM 22,147

raised for impact partners

2

long term fundraising plans developed

63%

By

US Embassy of Kuala Lumpur

YSEALI BOOT CAMP 2019

This two day boot camp serves as a rite of passage for aspiring changemakers and leaders to address local community issues.

6

websites built

RM 22,147

raised for impact partners

2

long term fundraising plans developed

63%

By

US Embassy of Kuala Lumpur

Mentors

Ambika Sangaran
Programme Director at Me.reka
Ambika Sangaran
Programme Director at Me.reka
Ambika Sangaran
Programme Director at Me.reka
Ambika Sangaran
Programme Director at Me.reka

This Programme was made possible by

This boot camp allows me to go beyond ideation phase to put plan into practice. As part of the winning teams, I get to implement my ideas and along the journey.
Rebecca Lee
Participant

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