Overall, we are pleased with the result considering that the actual time our 16 students spent on a normal schooling period is just less than 4 months. Based on our observation, Iskul students have mastered basic numeracy, however, they are still mostly weak in the Bahasa Malaysia language, although most of them have no problem understanding and engage in basic conversation in Bahasa Malaysia. The greatest outcome is that two of our students from this test have now become Mastal Arikik (MA) to teach the new batch of students.
Media Statement: Iskul Hopes to Partner with Relevant Authorities to Expedite Relief for the Stateless Community in Omadal
An estimated 900-1,000 stateless individuals living off the coast of Omadal Island have exhausted their food supply and savings this MCO. Iskul hope to partner with relevant authorities to help distribute the relief to the community as soon as possible.
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- No proper documents hence unable to attend school;
- Stuck in an inter-generational cycle of poverty and frequently engaged in begging;
- Social stigma;
- Glue-sniffing habit to overcome their worries.
The word “Iskul” means “School” in Bajau Laut language.
Iskul uses community participatory methodology to engage little teachers aged 12 to 15 (known as the “Mastal Arikik”) in its formation.They teach basic Bahasa Malaysia, simple arithmetic and art classes.
Most decisions related to Iskul are made collectively with the Mastal Arikik, the Board of Trustees, headmistress and, hopefully the students too in the near future. For sustainability, each Mastal Arikik is given an allowance as an incentive.
In addition to providing basic literacy to the Bajau Laut children, Iskul also encourages our Mastal Arikik to make decisions, while learning to teach and care for and also learn from their less fortunate friends.
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