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Educate Malaysia’s Invisible Children

Fugee School’s new 2020-2021 Term Year

Summer at Fugee School is filled with exciting engagements with teachers, parents, students and volunteers across the board. From sensitivity training in sexual and gender-based violence to summer activities week, at the center of it are carving secure futures for Fugee School kids. Primary students have been in the thick of outdoor enrichment activities that develop life and hard skills.

Fugee friends also came through to run workshops with watercolors, planting, yoga, story-telling and craftwork. Shoutouts to Dipali Gupta, Muna Bashatah, Suji DeHart, Kerry Harrison and Ekhlas Ahmed for volunteering!

Summer activities

Split into informal and formal meetings, parents frequent the Both indoor and outdoor activities were organized from arts and crafts, yoga exercises to fields sports and storytelling. Students had such a blast in all of them that some parents came to the Fugee School principal, Bushra, to share their kids' impatience to wake up super early for school just to design bracelets and jump hoops!

About 20 students are attending tuition groups at Fugee School from Sep 7-24 in order to improve their English and Math foundation, these groups are done by our dedicated Fugee graduates volunteers with my help facilitating. Challenges and difficulties this year were huge and had affected all but our staff, parents, and students showed resilience and responsibility and all did a great job to bring this academic year to the end.

This opportunity helped the students improve and pass their exams. It also helped our graduates improve and gain teaching skills, class and time management skills, and gave back to their school and community. Teachers were providing support to the graduates to teach and empower younger kids at school.

Dharana Project

The collaboration between the Fugee School and The Dharana Project is a yoga and psychoeducation program (8 sessions) that aims to equip adolescents with skills and knowledge to protect their mental health.

21 boys are participating in the 8 sessions age between 13-19 years old. They will be grouped in small groups between 7 to 9 boys in each batch. 7 boys will be the first batch to do the 8 sessions.

The Edible Garden Project

The Edible Garden is a project sponsored by our Fugee friend and donor Ms. Kerry Harrison. The project aims to journey students from assembling bed plants to harvesting.

In workshop 1, the project organizers introduced the concept of edible gardening, to show the students the types of vegetables that they will be planting, and how to care for it. Setting up the growtongs & learning the basics in planting. 15 students from grade 6 are in these projects and taking a turn in caring and watering the plants.

There are a lot of projects planned to start/finalize planning for this term in art, sports, soft skills, girl empowerment, and leadership. Hopefully it will start in November when the CMCO is lifted.

 

Summer Activities
Summer Activities
Edible Garden Project
Edible Garden Project

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Fugee School’s Second Term Activities

Fugee School’s Bridging the Gap in education program kicked off early in the year where teacher and students contribute more time with appropriate resources to ensure each student is on the right track. Simultaneously, better organization and management has led to smoother planning of the school term with the syllabus and teacher’s lesson plans discussed a week ahead.

Another new approach to growing personal and moral growth amongst students is by setting themes in terms of values. In term 2, Fugee School will conduct assemblies and workshops based on the following everyday values each student is encouraged to adopt: ambition, determination, diversity, inclusion and acceptance.

 

Fugee’s Day with GinRikSha  

Gin Rik Sha, a highly-rated fusion restaurant in Kuala Lumpur have become fast friends with Fugee School through our launch of Fugee’s coffee-table book, You’re In, Not Out. Ms. Puan Sri Gita Menon, the founder gave inspiring speeches and spoke individually with Fugee students about building capacities. In the near future, opportunities to partner up with Gin Rik Sha to train and prime students with the necessary professional skills are in consideration. 

 

Fugee Football Tournament - Ages 9-14 

Fugee School’s dedication in football is huge. 22 boys teamed up and participated in a tournament held at Futsal court for 3 hours straight. And the efforts bore fruit with the champions and runner-ups receiving trophies and medals to celebrate their success with all teams.  

The initiative was 100% organised by students for students. Some of the individuals serving in the organising committee are from Fugee School who trained and bought the trophies and refreshments. Students taking up positions as coaches and players is above all else a source of self-agency sustained. 

 

Drum For Hope x Fo Guang Shan - #CNY2020

Drum for Hope is a programme that empowers refugee students through art and music, in particular, learning how to play drums and performing. The concert series is a partnership between Hands Percussion drum troupe, Maybank Investment Bank Bhd and Fugee School. 

As a tribute to Chinese New Year festivities, the troupe played Chinese drums to be a part of the auspicious celebrations of the Year of the Rat. They were invited to play at a temple as part of unity to welcome the new year. 


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Fugee School’s new 2019-2020 Term Year

Fugee School opened its doors to at least 200 students, most of them aged 4-18, hailing from 10 different countries. The school began with an orientation week to run placement tests to identify students’ level and needs to assess study hours tailored to each student throughout the semester. 

Running out-of-class activities such as assemblies and competitions in a regular school day to positively reinforce good discipline and behavior are ongoing. In reducing and eliminating truancy, Fugee School managed to enable self-awareness of attendance in weekly school assemblies. 

Above all else, the school deployed a ‘Bridging the Gap’ program, a continuous assessment for teachers to recognize pressing learning needs and address them right away. 

 

3-Way Conference: Parents x Students x Teachers

Split into informal and formal meetings, parents frequent the school every other week and discuss with Fugee School teachers the fundamentals of school programs and their children’s progress. These are informal meetings, the purpose of which is to ensure Fugee School’s short-term and long-term aims are communicated to the community to counter a clash of cultural values and principles. Managing expectations is a core part of Fugee School’s agenda when it comes to establishing positive relationships with parents. In order to improve students’ academic progress, communicating the importance of allocating study hours at home and completing homework on time to parents entailed favorable outcomes. The latest report indicates that attendance, to school and in every extra-curricular activity, has been well-fortified. 

Formal meetings, on the other hand, are organized in a parent-teacher day at the end of every term where report cards, student achievement ceremonies and a review of the semester are presented. 

 

Scoring Goals with Grit Ed.

As part of Grit Education, 26 students - boys and girls - participated in the Faisal Cup, a football tournament designed for underprivileged children in the summer of 2019. The boys team took away the silver trophy after reaching the finals in the under 18 category.

As for the girls team, their feat was reaching the semi-finals round for the first time since their initial participation a few years ago. Their vision for 2020 is to not only win the tournaments, but to take part in practice rounds and exercises with other teams such as the local Malaysian community to exchange vital playing skills.

 

#SaveTheEarth October with kids

In a first, grade 4 students inaugurated an initiative to commemorate the month of October with the theme of eco-friendliness. Stemming from a science course, students, on the helm of assemblies, presented in speeches and simulations the problems and solutions to specific local issues such as, the plastic pollution, the #BYOB and recycling campaigns. They collected data on environmental issues in Malaysia and came up with school-targeted approaches, including parents, to do away with plastic lunch boxes and use silverware at the school.

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Dear Friends and Partners of Fugee School,

We want to thank you for your support which made it possible for us to keep our school running and to continue providing Fugee students with the most effective programmes.   

Your donation is helping us with equipping Fugee students with the right academic, creative and life skills in an environment free from discrimination and exclusion. We continue developing and implementing programmes under our four main pillars: education, emotional health, grit and aftercare. During the last period, besides providing formal primary and secondary education to over 200 refugee children, we have conducted the following activities: 

Education Programmes

  • Bridging the Gap in Education

For some of our students, coping with the classes becomes a real challenge due to their lack of regular access to education in previous years, their learning difficulties due to the traumatic experiences lived, and a limited knowledge of English.

To help students with reaching the level corresponding to their grade, Fugee School has designed and piloted the Bridging the Gap in Education Classes, which offers complementary Phonics classes for Primary students, and Math, English and Science classes for Secondary students. The additional classes for Secondary students are also addressed to get them ready for placement tests in post-secondary studies.  

Emotional Health Programmes

  • Art Therapy: Workshop on Fugee Cultural Symbols

Fugee students belong to 9 different nationalities. This workshop helped our students talk about and embrace diversity and inclusivity, work on cultural symbols from their countries and share their work with other students from different nationalities. We believe understanding and acceptance are key values we must cultivate in all children. 

  • Workshops on gender equality: Your Body, Your Rules

Fugee girls from Secondary Education participated in sessions on gender equality and self-esteem. These workshops on gender issues will continue taking place once a month throughout the following period. Many girls come from communities where the female is seen as less worthy, and so creating safe places where girls can express themselves and share their thoughts and challenges, and also talk about solutions and changes allows them to be heard and be valued. Our students are better equipped with the tools and thinking to overcome gender barriers in the classroom and in their communities. 

Grit Programmes 

  • Sports: Football

Both Fugee Girls FC and Fugee Boys FC played in the Faisal Cup, which is a football and netball tournament to act as a voice of freedom and opportunity for underprivileged children in Malaysia. Both teams got a place in the next phase of the tournament, which will take place in July.

  • Buddy programme

Fugee students from Secondary Education continue their work assisting Primary teachers in their classes. This successful initiative is strengthening Secondary students’ sense of responsibility and dedication, while helping them with acquiring teaching and classroom managemnet skills which can be useful for their future professional life. Our Buddies are also a great inspiration to their peers, showing them that with motivation one can achieve anything.

 

At Fugee School the child is at the centre of every decision. All academic and non-academic programmes are aimed at teaching students how to teach themselves,and addressing their individual needs.  The skills acquired through Fugee School are what they need to cope with challenges they face today and will encounter in the future; training them to be resilient, adaptive and empowered individuals. With your support, Fugee School will be able to guarantee access to innovative learning and care programs for more refugee children and youth In Malaysia.

 Thank you!  

Self-Esteem Workshops
Self-Esteem Workshops
Fugee Cultural Symbols
Fugee Cultural Symbols
Buddy program
Buddy program
Fugee Girls FC
Fugee Girls FC

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LIBERTY TO LEARN BERHAD

Location: Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia
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Deborah Henry
Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur Malaysia

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