Kuala Lumpur: Volunteer Morning at ideas Academy

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ideas Academy

No 72A, Floor 2

Jalan Metro Pudu, Fraser Business Park

Kuala Lumpur, 55100

Malaysia

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As part of Volunteer Impact Week (VIW), we invite you to join us for a day of volunteering at ideas Academy. VIW is a new initiative being launched this year by The University of Auckland Alumni team which aims to encourage and support alumni like you who want to make a positive difference in the world.

About the day

The morning will involve a sharing session with refugee and underprivileged students on your careers and your life lessons in overcoming challenges and achieving success. The idea is for the students to learn about career paths, and how education and positive qualities and skills will help them reach their goals. This will be facilitated through an interactive panel discussion, moderated by Tan Hui Wen, University of Auckland Law alumna and Kuala Lumpur Volunteer Alumni Coordinator. This panel discussion will be an ice breaker for the students to then have conversations with you about your career and education over lunch. Your participation will help students to practise their English language and communication skills.

There will be approximately 30 students who will attend from ideas Academy and some students who graduated at the end of last year.

About ideas Academy

ideas Academy are making positive changes to the lives of refugee children by providing them with an education and certificate which is universally accepted. Opening in 2014, ideas Academy is one of only three schools in Malaysia that specifically offer secondary education to young refugee teens. The academy educates over 150 children now from ten different ethnic backgrounds. One of the biggest hurdles when it comes to providing education to refugee children in Malaysia is lack of certification and as a result, these children do not have access to higher education nor are they able to prove to prospective employers that they are competent.

ideas Academy attempts to battle this by providing its students with access to the IGCSE Examinations. In the most recent IGCSE Examinations, ideas Academy's students managed to score a record number of A*s and A’s across a whole range of subjects.

Further information

  • Cost: Free. Lunch will be provided (halal food and beverage).

  • Queries: Jody Clarke - jody.clarke@auckland.ac.nz

  • Parking: There is ample parking at the front of the Academy.

  • Please note spaces are limited, registration is essential.

We really hope you can make it on the day and make a difference to the lives of teenage refugees in Kuala Lumpur.

Best wishes,

Alumni Relations Team

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ideas Academy

No 72A, Floor 2

Jalan Metro Pudu, Fraser Business Park

Kuala Lumpur, 55100

Malaysia

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