Express Rail Link Sdn Bhd and E-MAS Transform a Classroom in SK Kota Warisan
The Frog Classroom Makeover Project received a thunderous support from Express Rail Link Sdn Bhd (ERL) together with its subsidiary; the ERL Maintenance Support Sdn Bhd (E-MAS). They collaborated with YTL Foundation on a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) effort to transform the Sekolah Kebangsaan Kota Warisan Sepang.
YB P. Kamalananthan, the Deputy Minister of Education officiated the unveiling ceremony and in his speech, YB P. Kamalanathan said “Frog Classroom will address the many challenges that the education system is currently experiencing. The conventional way of teaching needs to evolve with time. Teachers need to be more creative, and exciting lesson plans and new teaching techniques must be applied to inspire the students. For that to happen, schools need better infrastructure – better classrooms, proper teaching equipment and access to high speed internet”.
YB P. Kamalanathan also encouraged more corporate organisations to be involved in the betterment of the education in the country. He hoped to see more participation from the corporate sector in the Frog Classroom Makeover Project so that more schools, especially in the rural areas to have the opportunity to experience a Frog Classroom and fully benefited from the Frog VLE in a conducive learning environment.
A total of 28 staff from ERL and E-Mas volunteered for this makeover project. The volunteers were tasked for clearing and cleaning the classroom, wiring, painting, installation of desks and chairs as well as artwork doodling and decorating the Frog Classroom.
The project was also assisted by UiTM’s students, who involved with documentation of the makeover process, shout-outs on the social media, and conducted the mentor-mentee programme to help high-school students with their study.