Milestones

  • 2013

    April

    • The newly revamped PMLU was launched with a new theme "Nurturing Talent". Still the most anticipated PINTAR National Programme, the mobile unit visited 210 schools and 13 orphanages, touching the lives of almost 70,000 students and 2,000 teachers in 2013.

    June

    • The PINTAR D’Arts Literacy Programme marked another milestone when PINTAR collaborated with UiTM in 2013 to organise a two-day PINTAR D'Arts Camp for Standard 4 – 6 students held at the Faculty of Arts and Design, UiTM Shah Alam. The 2013 Art Camp is an extension of PINTAR D'Arts Programme which attracted a total of 147 students and 38 teachers from 34 PINTAR schools.

    July

    • Beating the Odds Book Sharing and Signing Ceremony was held at the Times Book Store, Bangsar. The event was attended by 40 guests including the main contributors, Tan Sri Nor Mohamed Yakcop and Tan Sri Dato' Seri Utama Arshad Ayub.
  • 2012

    February

    • The iconic "Advocating Responsibility" PINTAR Mobile Learning Unit (PMLU) continues to be the most anticipated PINTAR National Programme. In 2012 it visited 73 schools 55,590 students and 487 teachers participated in the programme. During school holidays, the PMLU visited orphanages across country, bringing cheers and learning to 40 homes.
    • The 'PINTAR Battlebot Challenge' (PBBC) was in its third year. Among the aim of PBBC is to strengthen the student’s critical thinking, problem solving and teamwork skills. A total of 3,190 students and 232 teachers from 120 PINTAR primary schools participated this year.

    May

    • PINTAR Foundation launched another significant programme under its National Programme stable, the PINTAR Go Green School Programme. This programme is to inculcate a healthy respect for our environment from a young age, and it aims to develop a generation that will adopt responsible lifestyle and attitudes toward the conversation of our environment.
    • PINTAR Foundation for the first time organised a special engagement of its members companies' CEOs. It was also an opportunity for PINTAR board members and top management to engage with existing PINTAR members as well as potential. The dinner was held at the Bunga Emas Restaurant, Royale Chulan Hotel on 15 May 2012.

    July

    • PINTAR Alumni School Programme was initiated with the purpose of providing continuous support to PINTAR schools which have completed the three-year adoption period. As part of the programme activity, PINTAR conducted its first Education Conference titled "Education Transformation through Excellent Leadership" for its school leaders of graduated schools at Berjaya Times Square Hotel from 13-15 July 2012.

    October

    • PINTAR D'Arts Literacy Programme is an initiative under the 'Nurturing Talent' tenet which aims to nurture the creative side of the younger generation.
    • The 'Bag-to-School' Campaign is another PINTAR Fundraising effort to raise funds for the implementation of the national programme. Besides raising funds, it is also an effort to cater backpacks to PINTAR students nationwide and to equip them with school necessities especially those from the underprivileged backgrounds.

    November

    • PINTAR Foundation launched its latest publication- the PINTAR Inspirational Book titled "Beating the Odds" (BTO) on 9 November 2012 at Legoland Malaysia. The book's objective among them is to inspire the young generation to face up the challenges and overcome obstacles.

      The book is based on the real-life amazing stories of children from the under-served communities as well as inspiring stories by well-known Malaysian icons who have made it big today.
    • PINTAR's e-newsletter, named as the PINTAR Voices became a quarterly publication in 2012 after its introduction as a bi-annual e-newsletter in 2011. Aimed at keeping PINTAR's various stakeholders abreast of the activities and achievements of the programmes implemented by the Foundation and its members and partners, it also serves as a marketing tool to showcase the success of the PINTAR Programme.
    • As of 2012, PINTAR Foundation had 31 PINTAR members adopting a total number of 309 schools nationwide.
  • 2011

    February

    • The PINTAR Mobile Learning Unit (PMLU) continues to be the most anticipated PINTAR National Programme. In 2011 it travelled to 53 primary and secondary schools and received a total of 25,492 visitors that included students, teachers and parents.
    • The 'PINTAR Battlebot Challenge' (PBBC) was in its second year. Among the aim of PBBC is to strengthen the student’s critical thinking, problem solving and teamwork skills. A total of 3,006 students from 104 PINTAR primary schools took part in the activity.

    March

    • PINTAR Foundation continued its collaboration with members of performing arts community when PINTAR organised a fundraising activity, LAT the Kampung Boy which was held at Istana Budaya, Kuala Lumpur. The joint collaboration effort with Institute of Translation, Tall Order Production and Istana Budaya, the musical is a one-off opportunity to expose students from PINTAR schools to the imaginative and colourful world of performing arts.

    June

    • PINTAR Foundation's first members retreat was held at Damai Puri Resort and Spa, Kuching, Sarawak. The objective of the retreat were to provide a platform for building closer working relationships between PINTAR Foundation and its members and forge camaraderie among members, encouraging them to work together in developing programmes for their schools.

    October

    • PINTAR Foundation and Yayasan Sejahtera held an office-warming and "doa selamat" ceremony in conjunction with the new office relocation at Menara UOA Bangsar. The ceremony was attended by PINTAR Foundation BOT members, PINTAR Foundation members as well as other partners and associate.

    December

    • PINTAR Foundation launched its National Programme, PINTAR Go Green School Programme at Shah Alam Convention Centre.
    • As of 2011, PINTAR Foundation had 30 members adopting a total number of 228 schools nationwide.
  • 2010

    February

    • The PINTAR National Programmes was extended to include more programmes. The PINTAR Mobile Learning Unit (PMLU) reached out to more than 50,000 students in 101 PINTAR schools.
    • An extension of PMLU, The PINTAR Battlebot Challenge (PBBC) was introduced. PBBC encourage students to use their knowledge in science, mathematics and technology as well as creativity to construct the strongest robot using Lego Technology. This competition was launched by YB Tan Sri Nor Mohamed Yackop in February at Sekolah Kebangsaan Permatang Buloh, Tasek Gelugor Penang and received 116 participations form PINTAR schools.

    June

    • The Foundation entered into a partnership for the first time with the cast members of 'CUCI the Musical 2'. The Musical was the sequel to the highly popular 'CUCI the Musical' which was first staged in 2009. The collaboration saw proceeds from ticket sales and souvenirs of the musical channelled to PINTAR Foundation to help finance the various education-related activities. The launch of the event was held at Istana Budaya.

    October

    • PINTAR revamped its website and rebranded it the PINTAR Corporate Portal. The new portal includes significant updates, amazing vibrant look with relevant content and innovative facility that allows online communication between PINTAR Foundation and its visitors.
    • PINTAR Foundation collaborated with the Chief minister of Sarawak, YAB Pehin Sri Haji Abdul Taib bin Mahmud, to launch the PINTAR Programme for the Sarawak state at Sekolah Kebangsaan Sungai Maong Hilir, Kuching Sarawak.

    December

    • As of 2010, PINTAR Foundation had 28 PINTAR members adopting a total number of 213 schools nationwide.
  • 2009

    September

    • The first National Programme saw the introduction of PINTAR Mobile Unit (PMU) which was launched by YAB Dato' Seri Mohd Najib Tun Abdul Razak , Prime Minister of Malaysia.
    • PINTAR Foundation entered partnerships with other notable organisations, sharing knowledge and expertise to bring the best designed programmes to the students.
    • PINTAR Foundation teamed up with MERCY Malaysia to create awareness on disaster preparedness amongst PINTAR students.

      PINTAR Foundation also teamed with Infotech Quest Sdn Bhd, a company that provides professional services in relation to information technology for schools and corporations involved in education.

    December

    • As of 2009, PINTAR Foundation had 24 PINTAR members adopting a total number of 168 schools nationwide.
  • 2008

    August

    • YBhg Tun Abdullah bin Haji Ahmad Badawi, former Prime Minister of Malaysia announced the setting up of the PINTAR Programme with a launching grant of RM20 million.
    • PINTAR Foundation was established with a permanent management structure in place including a Board of Trustees and a strong Management Team.
  • 2006

    September

    • The Idea of PINTAR was mooted by YB Tan Sri Nor Mohamed Yakcop (the then Minister of Finance II) to the heads of G20 companies who were present for the Putrajaya Comittee on GLC High Performance (PCG) meeting.

    October

    • Adoption of schools was identified in line with the Silver Book principle, and a viability study was initiated by PCG with the Boston Consulting Group, based on visits to several schools in Penang that were identified by Tan Sri Nor.

    December

    • PINTAR was officially launched on 17 December 2006. First ever pilot programme was conducted in Penang, as the founders were concerned about the state’s high level of urban poverty, Soon after, 17 GLCs adopted 42 schools under the PINTAR Programme.