Enabling access to education for the B40 communities
Part of Deloitte’s global WorldClass initiative, KidsEdu is the Malaysian flagship CSR program. To date, the program has more than 150 Deloitte volunteers, serving 1,000 students from across the country.
Established in June 2019, Deloitte KidsEdu hopes to improve the academic performance of school-going children in the B40 community, aged between 7 and 12.
As the world grappled with the pandemic and it’s ensuing accelerated digital transformation, we had to rethink how we delivered the program. On 10 June 2020, we launched our KidsEdu virtual classes, delivering fortnightly English classes through Zoom.
Education is an essential catalyst in breaking the poverty cycle! Since its inception in 2019, the program has grown from one to six centres – Selangor, Kuala Lumpur, Penang, Sarawak, Johor and Negeri Sembilan. It is also set to grow even bigger, as plans are currently underway for more centres nationwide.
Scaling up on the outreach also meant that there was a need for more technology enablement. In ensuring that education remains accessible to all, since July 2020, the firm has contributed 220 (and counting) tablets and refurbished laptops equipped with YES 4G data sponsored by the YTL foundation, to the program. We remain committed to provide 200 laptops annually, to facilitate a more robust and engaging learning experience. Our strategic partners include MYPJ in support of communities in People’s Public Housing (PPR) Desa Mentari and PPR Sri Pantai and in Penang, YB Chong Eng’s office in support Komuniti Padang Lalang; the YTL Foundation; Monash University Malaysia; Yayasan Johor Corporation; Yayasan Munarah; Komuniti Kg Bukit Gelugor, Penang; Sekolah Kanak-Kanak Terencat Akal, Penang; and the Sarawak State Education Department.
How you can make an impact
We are always on a look out for volunteer teachers and class monitors for our online classes. If you are:
- Passionate about making a difference in the lives of the children in the underserved community;
- Fluent in English; and
- Have a stable internet connection at home;
We want you! Register your interest here.
If you have any questions regarding the program, feel free to reach out to us at email@example.com
We look forward to making an impact, together!
Our online classes
Launch of KidsEdu Negeri Sembilan chapter
May 2022: KidsEdu was launched at Negeri Sembilan, in collaboration with Yayasan Munarah
Celebrating Raya with students from Yayasan Johor Corporation
June 2022: We celebrated Hari Raya with our Johor students, where 6 tablets were distributed to the top students