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The Context
Malaysia, a country in Southeast Asia, has a rich cultural history and a diverse population.

Its education system has undergone significant changes in recent years, reflecting the nation’s dedication to preparing its citizens for success in the 21st century. Despite efforts to increase education access, Malaysia continues to face numerous obstacles. Lack of funding, limited resources, and inadequate infrastructure impede the development of an effective education system. Moreover, disparities in the quality of schooling between urban and rural areas, as well as gender and racial divides, persist.

Addressing these challenges remains a critical priority for the country as it seeks to build a more prosperous future for all Malaysians.

ST Foundation’s Presence
Malaysia was one of the first ST countries to embrace the DU Program. The initiative started in 2004, with courses held at the Muar ST facility. With the help of ST volunteers, we trained over 700 individuals, including orphaned children, senior citizens, and ST staff. After concluding its initial activity period, the Program ended in the first quarter of 2008.

In 2015 it was decided to relaunch the activities in the country, proposing the new available course: the Tablet For Kids. The first step was the organization of the Train the Trainer course, which was made possible with the help of the Indian ST staff. With the assistance of our volunteers, we could reach young beneficiaries and introduce them to the potential of technology.

As in most operational nations, the pandemic has halted all initiatives since 2020.

Once the global health crisis subsides, the Foundation will restart the DU Program.