RED HONG YI AND PETER TABICHI HIT THE HEART OF EDUCATION AT THIS YEAR’S LEAPS OF KNOWLEDGE CONFERENCE


RED HONG YI AND PETER TABICHI HIT THE HEART OF EDUCATION
AT THIS YEAR’S LEAPS OF KNOWLEDGE CONFERENCE
Early bird tickets go on sale on 10 September 2019

KUALA LUMPUR, 12 September 2019 - The Leaps of Knowledge Conference is back again this year to invite everyone to be a game changer in education and empower them to raise resilient leaders who are able to reimagine what could be, and have the confidence to pursue that vision. Set in J.W. Marriott Kuala Lumpur, this year’s Leaps of Knowledge Conference aims to inspire a sense of purpose and joy in learning by changing hearts and shaping minds through a series of keynotes and seminars featuring innovators and shapers in education.

“This year, we want to bring it back to the heart of what it is all about. Our HEART values are very important because they come back to what we do and why we do it. We are here to make a difference. We have seen so many teachers and schools who have been transformed since embarking on a journey with us on our platform. We have a larger story and we have a lot more to offer,” said Lou Yeoh, Executive Director of FrogAsia.

FrogAsia believes that with the right character, creative spirit and drive for excellence, lifelong learners can thrive. Themed around HEART, this year’s conference will see a variety of impactful leaders and likeminded people gathered to inspire and empower everyone to shape education. Red Hong Yi and Peter Tabichi are among the speakers who will share their HEART for education.

Red Hong Yi is a Malaysian artist and architectural designer who focuses on the reinterpretation of everyday materials for her work through the accumulation of objects. She is known for using everyday objects and materials for her paintings and art installations. Therefore, just as FrogAsia aims to inspire the reimagination of education, she will be empowering attendees to think ahead and out of the box, innovating new avenues for growth. FrogAsia believes that education is not one-dimensional and can be nurtured in various ways. Hong Yi’s story of her childhood, education and growth can inspire educators in helping learners explore their gifts, talents and learning styles.
Global Teacher Prize 2019 Winner, Peter Tabichi is a Kenyan science teacher who gives away 80% of his monthly income to help the poor. In a region where drought and famine are frequent, 95% of pupils hail from poor families, almost a third are orphans or have only one parent, and many go without food at home. Peter turned the lives of his students around in a school with only one computer, poor internet connectivity and a student-teacher ratio of 58:1. His story of using sports to unite students from various tribes also speaks volumes of how education is more than what is done within the classroom. FrogAsia believes that inspiring individuals like Peter will encourage educators to go back to why they do what they do in order to find joy and satisfaction in pursuing the vision of education wherever they are. His story carries an important message - that of empowerment and beating the odds in and through education.

“When we first started and was new in Malaysia, technology and education in government schools was not what it is today. It was a huge mindset shift for someone to adopt something new, especially new technology. After 7 years, we built a huge community of teachers who finally tried it, really loved it and began advocating for it, while pioneering usage on the way. They started to connect and meet, find a purpose together as well as help and learn from each other. We were inspiring them before but now we are celebrating how they inspire us,” added Lou.

Leaps of Knowledge is an annual conference for students, teachers and parents organised by FrogAsia and supported by YTL Foundation. This conference is held in the hopes of making a difference in classrooms and communities as well as contributing to the education infrastructure in Malaysia. Over the past 5 years, Leaps of Knowledge has seen a total of 20,000 attendees from across the country. Attendees will be able to attend sharing sessions by impactful speakers and teachers will be able to attend workshops to upskill themselves in teaching and learning techniques. Meals are also provided for attendees.

Priced at RM120, early bird tickets are set to go on sale on 10 September 2019. Public school teachers are entitled to discounted tickets sold at RM60. Beginning 1 November 2019, tickets will be sold at standard rates of RM260, so those interested are urged to visit www.leapsofknowledge.com to purchase tickets soon.

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For further information, please contact Melanie Noelle of Rantau Golin at melanie@rantaupr.com.my or +6012 233 8953. For live updates, follow @frogasia on Twitter.


ABOUT FROGASIA
FrogAsia is a social enterprise with the purposeful aim of enhancing teaching and learning. We offer 21st-century learning solutions through a technology-based approach, with a mission to provide equal access to quality education for all students. For a seamless introduction, integration and execution of technology into education, we include in our scope of work programmes and initiatives that build learning communities, deliver leadership coaching and influence thought leadership. We work collaboratively with educators and stakeholders to realise our vision of ensuring that every child is equipped with the skills to thrive in the 21st century.

FrogAsia is the first organisation in the world to connect an entire nation of 10,000 schools through a single, cloud-based platform to create a learning community of 10 million students, teachers and parents. Our virtual learning environment, the Frog VLE, is a simple, fun and engaging platform that enhances the teaching and learning experience. The platform is adopted and adapted from Frog Education UK, an education company with nearly 20 years of experience in providing the award-winning Frog Virtual Learning platform to schools used by 12 million students, teachers and parents worldwide.

Frog Education UK received the BETT Awards for Open Educational Resources in 2018, and Exporting Excellence category in the Education Investor Awards 2017. The UK based education technology company, also received the ICT Provider of the Year award at BETT 2015 and the Best Use of Education Technology award at the Education Investor Awards 2013. FrogAsia’s educational programmes, Leaps of Knowledge and the Word Mania Challenge, have been recognised with the Gold Award for Brand Excellence in the Education Sector at the CMO Asia Global Brand Excellence Awards 2014, and the Gold Award for Best Use of Games/Contests/Quizzes at the A+M Asia Pacific Loyalty and Engagement Awards 2014.

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