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The Learn From Home initiative by YTL Foundation sought to provide access to learning materials so that education for children would not be disturbed during this movement control order (MCO).
The initiative includes free SIM cards, mobile data, and access to learning resources such as pre-recorded lessons.
As people all over the country signed up for the free SIM card, one entry stood out. A single mother from a fishing village in Labuan wrote that she had lost her job during the MCO. She included a photograph of her three children holding their father’s death certificate.
Moved by her plight, YTL Foundation sent her a free phone along with her SIM card. Now, they are offering free phones to other needy families, particularly those in the B40 category who need it most.
To determine the families most in need of, the foundation is calling upon government school teachers to submit nominations. Teachers are best able to identify families with needy students and are often the frontliners volunteering their own time and resources to help these children.
I fully agree that teachers are best placed to evaluate the needs of the students in their class. As a former teacher and someone who has experienced the kindness of teachers, I believe you can trust that teachers have the wellbeing of their students at heart.Puan Sri Sherina Aris, wife of YTL Foundation Trustee Tan Sri Aris Othman
Successful candidates will be notified and will be required to submit their registration for the free mobile phone and 12-month YES 4G data plan with 120GB. Teachers can submit their student nominations at their website here. The other Learn From Home initiatives such as the free SIM card are still open for registration as well.
Anne is an advocate of sustainable living and the circular economy, and has managed to mum-nag the team into using reusable containers to tapau food. She is also a proud parent of 4 cats and 1 rabbit.