NAMA Talk – Education Reality of Indigenous People

Creating a platform for NGOs in Malaysia to share their experiences and expose themselves to the International philanthropic world is an opportunity given by NAMA Foundation in its recent launched NAMA Talk seminar series.

The first session of NAMA Talk was about Education of Indigenous people.

Whats the situation in Malaysia?

A significant number of indigenous children (the minority community) in Peninsular Malaysia have difficulties to have access to education. This put them at a significant disadvantage right from the start. As such, it is not surprising that many of them fail to catch up and eventually drop out from the school system. Literature written about Indigenous children or Orang Asal and education mostly assumes a deficit perspective when the lack of educational achievement among the Orang Asal children is often attributed to their culture and community. With this in mind, we bring the experts to share with us what they have explore and analyse schooling experiences of the Orang Asal children by having their own investigation on the roles and responsibilities of schools in finding a solutions and to provide the necessary support for successful educational outcomes for these children.

To discuss about this issue, here is our list of speakers and moderator:

  • Mr Khairul Azkar, Founder of Kelas Kaseh
  • Mr Daryl Albright, President of Small Changes
  • Cikgu Hanisah @ Bungolale, Teacher
  • Mr Hanif Miswan, TV3 Personality, Moderator of the day.