The brand new PINTAR Mobile Learning Unit (PMLU) for 2015/2016 Launching


PINTAR Foundation launches PINTAR Mobile Learning Unit for schools in under-served communities

 

Students of SK Yaacob Latif 1, together with the Chairman of PINTAR Foundation, Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Utama Arshad Ayub

PINTAR Foundation, launched their PINTAR Mobile Learning Unit or PMLU at SK Yaacob Latiff 1.

The Foundation, now in its eighth year of operations, unveiled their brand new PINTAR Mobile Learning Unit (PMLU), themed “Promoting Intelligence.” The PMLU is a bus converted into a fun learning space aimed to provoke action and thought among students of PINTAR schools that are usually in rural areas. The theme for the PMLU for the next two years, 2015/2016 session, will be “Promoting Intelligence” that will feature the various traits of intelligences: verbal, logical, musical, visual, kinesthetic and emotional. 

 

Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Utama Arshad Ayub speaks to students of SK Yaacob Latif 1 who is trying out one of the stations within the PINTAR Mobile Learning Unit

According to PINTAR Foundation’s Chairman, Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Utama Arshad Ayub, the theme for this year’s PMLU is in line with the Ministry of Education’s goal to produce students with their “Higher Order Thinking Skills” or HOTS which seeks to develop the thinking skills of students, allowing them to be lifelong learners, problem-solving and coming up with creative solutions. “I am confident that the new PMLU would be both beneficial and meaningful to the students at PINTAR schools. We hope that it will be a catalyst for the students to remain motivated to work hard in their studies, and to go on to become successful in whatever they choose to do in the future,” he says. 

 

PINTAR Foundation executive, Nur Friziana Sahadan shows the students how to utilize the logical intelligence station. 

The PMLU is the first PINTAR National Programme which was introduced in 2009, and remains as one of the most anticipated national programmes in the PINTAR Foundation stable. PINTAR Foundation maintains two PMLU units, and the buses run all year round to visit PINTAR schools. In 2014, the PMLUs visited a total of 231 schools, and 10 orphanages, and benefited a total of 62,513 students and 1,854 teachers. The PMLUs are expected to visit at least 150 schools this year, with a focus on getting more students per school to enjoy the activity stations for a longer period.