Some 144 participants of a just-completed Science of Language Studies (SOLS) 24/7 project in Malim Nawar, Kampar received their certificates of attendance recently.
The participants, mostly inhabitants of Malim Nawar, had successfully completed a 6-month English cum Information Technology (IT) course conducted by the non-governmental organisation. The presentation ceremony was held at the Malim Nawar community hall recently.
Margate Kaufman, SOLS 24/7 Regional Manager, was impressed by the huge turnout, especially the involvement of senior citizens.
“It’s important to educate those with little exposure to modern amenities in learning English and mastering IT. I noticed how keen the folks of Malim Nawar were in improving themselves. It’s only through English and IT could they be able to do so,” said Margate in her opening remarks.
Science of Language Studies 24/7 is a non-governmental and non-political international organisation that offers free comprehensive training on life-skills education for the disadvantaged and at-risk youths from poor communities.
The organisation was formed in Cambodia in January 2000 by Madenjit Singh and his two sons, Raj Ridvan Singh and Dhinu Dhanveer Singh. All three are Malaysians. There are 48 such centres in Malaysia and seven are located in Perak.
The Kampar Education Foundation under Datin Normah Hanim and Umno Kampar were instrumental in getting the course started, including the sourcing of students.