OneDos - A Visionary Community Project
In Budget 2021, the Government introduced The Cerdik Initiative to distribute 150,000 laptops to students from 500 schools, nevertheless, these would not be sufficient to cover the total number of students available. Our observation also noted that based on Income Classification by household, M40 group with more than 2 children could be impacted with this online learning as they could not afford to equip devices for all their children.
OneDos aims in transforming Children's Education through digitalisation. This is by providing a better digital tools to help them through their daily learning.
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One Device One Student (“OneDOS”) A Visionary Community Project aims to alleviate the education of all needy students that have been severely disrupted and impacted due to not having the proper infrastructure to continue their education remotely since the pandemic began by providing the devices to be used for their online school lessons, as an instructional tool to improve student learning experience and to ensure acceptance and readiness of technology and online classes are at a minimum level by providing the coaches to support them. The objective is to increase IT literacy amongst students to strengthen their grasp on online education and to reduce education gap between children of different economic levels.
LACK OF ACCESS TO TECHNOLOGY
For students from lower household incomes, school lessons have largely halted due to the households having limited broadband or no device to use to get onto the digital platform. Some households may have one device, but this device might need to be shared between parents and multiple siblings for work and school. A Research conducted by the Education Ministry involving 670,000 parents last year found 36.9% of some 900,000 students did not own any device to follow online lessons. (NSTP April 15, 2020).
CHILDREN HAVE LOST INTEREST IN SCHOOL
The number of students from the poor and middle-class communities that either attended the online classes or returned to the classroom is dropping at an alarming rate as a result of the Covid-19 Pandemic’s disruption of lessons in school. Many parents also expressed concern that their children have lost interest in school even after the government began lifting movement restrictions and reopened educational institutions.
In May 2021, the Government has again announced that classes were to be held online to avoid the risk of Covid-19 infections in schools.
The uncertainty in Malaysia education system could cause challenges as follow:
Lack of motivation to self-learn.
Unmanageable time spent on the computer
Lack of confidence in academic and technology
Increase the education gap and at the same time promotes low morale and mental health issues in children.
The economic impact of COVID-19 will result in many poor families / women needing to support family income which could come to a point where the focus on children education is neglected.
Spending more time online during school closures can leave children vulnerable to online sexual exploitation as predators look to exploit the COVID-19 pandemic.
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