One Step at a Time

IDEAS Academy is a secondary learning center for the underprivileged youth in Pudu, Kuala Lumpur. It is a Joint Venture between IDEAS (Institute for Democratic and Economic Affairs), Malaysia's first cross-partisan think-tank dedicated to promoting market-based solutions to public policy challenges and Stichting Young Refugee Cause in the Netherlands. IDEAS Academy offers an ambitious learning environment, providing a continuous well-structured secondary learning system to stateless children and refugees in Malaysia. Furthermore, the Academy offers top class education in a quality-oriented environment in such a way that our students get better prepared for their way ahead when they relocate to other countries or join the workforce in Malaysia itself. SASTRA Education Development providing a fully sponsored Human and Career Development Programs for the children in the academy. The collaboration aims to assist the academy to ensure the stateless children and refugees in Malaysia are given the opportunity in education. For further information visit : IDEAS Academy Project

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Completion Phase  - 33 Fully sponsored class completed for 63 Refugee children at IDEAS Academy Malaysia Students presented their performance before receiving their Certificate of Completion.

Implementation Phase  - The classes was carried out by SASTRA  Trainers  3 days a  week from 1st March to 19th July 2016. Total of 63 Amazing students participated on the Human and Career Development Programs 

IDEAS Academy  and SASTRA Initiation Phase Discussion was carried out to Sponsor  Human and Career Development Programs. 

IDEAS Academy Malaysia and SASTRA Education Development have successfully completed Bright Champs Fellowship for 63 amazing students from IDEAS Academy Malaysia.  The Champs have be awarded “Certification of Completion” for successfully completing SASTRA Human and Career Development Programs and demonstrating the understanding of Leadership Skills, Personal Financial Management, Time Management, Team Work, Life & Career Planning since 1st March 2016 to 19th July 2016.  

A total of 33 Sponsored Workshops was carried out at IDEAS Academy and we would not be able to contribute towards these refugee children without the support from every individual who committed them self towards this project directly and indirectly from the beginning till the graduation day.

Thanking Madam Debra Tapscott (Principal of IDEAS Academy), Wan Saiful Wan Jan ( Founding Chief Executive , IDEAS), Tricia Yeoh ( Chief Operating of , IDEAS), Tamanna Patel,  (Senior Executive, Research Division, IDEAS), , Dato’ Teh Tai Yong (Chairman ,SASTRA), Khairil Anuar ( Board of Trustees, SASTRA), Dr. Shaheen Mansori ( Board of Trustees, SASTRA). Special thanks to Paramjit Kaur (Monitoring Supervisor/Trainer) who lead the project successfully and all supporting team, Shangkari Rethinalingam and the team of IDEAS Academy and SASTRA.

Coming September 2016, SASTRA and IDEAS Academy will be moving forward  to explore further with various additional activities for the students of IDEAS Academy. ‪#‎ideasacademy

IDEAS Academy Malaysia have been awarded Certificate of Partnership which is now an authorised SMART School Partner of SASTRA Education Development. This Partnership will allow both parties to continue to work collectively to support the children which will be a sponsored program by SASTRA.