Kembara #mydigitalmaker Bersama PINTAR Foundation

On 23 May, the ‘Kembara #mydigitalmaker Bersama PINTAR’ Mobile Learning Unit was launched in collaboration with Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation Sdn Bhd (MDEC) with the mission of creating exposure and opportunities to digital education for some 100,000 students in rural, sub-urban and underprivileged schools throughout the Peninsular over the next two years.

Supported by the Ministry of Education, the #mydigitalmaker mobile learning unit was fitted with a range of exciting digital making tools, besides information on future digital technology careers and the safe usage of digital technology. 

Among the activity stations available are coding, application development, 3D printing, robotics, embedded programming and data analytics, all of which will ultimately help to strengthen problem solving and creativity among students. 

“To echo our Prime Minister at the launch of #mydigitalmaker last year, we want to mobilise this generation of young people with the drive, confidence and know-how, so that they can be the ‘makers’ of their own technology and innovations we have yet to imagine. 

The #mydigitalmaker mobile learning unit is a brilliant continuation of this national ICT-education initiative, and the Ministry of Education applauds this joined effort between MDEC and PINTAR Foundation for exposing students and educators all over Malaysia to similar opportunities.” said Deputy Education Minister 1, Dato’ P Kamalanathan at the launch ceremony at SMK Kompleks KLIA, a #mydigitalmaker Model School.  

Digital technology corporations such as Microsoft Malaysia, Google Malaysia, DiGi Telecommunications, Sasbadi, Designex3D, Cytron Technologies, Janalima, Centillion Robotics, Acestar and Maker21 are among the industry partners that showcased the learning modules and content inside the mobile 
learning unit.

The #mydigitalmaker mobile learning unit is part of MDEC’s inclusive strategy to motivate Malaysians to support its future generation through the #mydigitalmaker movement. The essence of #mydigitalmaker movement is to transform Malaysian youth from digital users to producers in the digital economy by infusing digital competencies into the formal school curriculum and complementing it with co-curricular digital maker activities and programmes.

Among the dignitaries at the launch were MDEC Chairman, YBhg. Tan Sri Mohamad Sidek Haji Hassan, MDEC Chief Executive Officer, YBhg. Dato’ Yasmin Mahmood, Digi Chief Executive Officer, Mr Albern Murty, PINTAR Board of Trustee Member, Encik Sabri Abdul Rahman and PINTAR Chief Executive Officer, Puan Karimah Tan Abdullah.