“I believe the quality education that I received opened up opportunities that shaped me into the person I am today. I used to believe that this same quality education is available to everyone in Malaysia. Not anymore.
When I was teaching in a rural secondary school, I met many students who cannot afford educational resources like books and stationeries. Some even had to skip school and work to make ends meet. Circumstances like these, naturally, caused them to have difficulties with learning in secondary school and in most cases, we do not have the necessary expertise to help them in time for them to face the world.
What will the future of these students be? What kind of opportunities will be available for them? It’s distressing to think about it, but I believe that we can do something to fix this now — we need to work harder to make quality education more accessible to students all over Malaysia. ”
Constance Yuen graduated with a Post Graduate Diploma in Education and MA Special Needs. At EduNation, she runs a peer tutoring programme in schools and heads the eBook project. Download the free Sejarah SPM eBook here: http://www2.edunation.my/downloads/