One Step at a Time
Ideas Academy “Not for Profit” Academy and a joint venture between IDEAS and Stichting Young Refugee Cause in the Netherlands. It is further supported by United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). We are a learning centre providing secondary education to students who are stateless, undocumented and underprivileged age 12-18. Started in 2014 with the first group of 24 students and grown to 170 students as of 2019. We use Cambridge IGCSE curriculum with a 4-year programme, which is carefully developed to cater for students from the age of 12 years who have only had basic primary schooling. The Academy follows the Ontario curriculum to achieve a high international standard. Furthermore, the Academy offers top class education in a quality-oriented environment in such a way that the students get better prepared for their way ahead when they relocate to other countries or join the workforce in Malaysia itself. Ideas Academy is funded by donations of NGO’s, companies and individuals. Fundraising is an important and integral part of our activities. Although SASTRA Education Development is not able to provide financial assistance, we manage to provide 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
Completion Phase - 33 Days Fully sponsored class completed for 63 Refugee children at IDEAS Academy 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), Tamanna Patel, (Senior Executive, Research Division, IDEAS), Dato’ Dr. Teh Tai Yong (Chairman ,SASTRA), Dr. Shaheen Mansori ( Board of Trustees, SASTRA). Special to all teachers and supporting team at the academy, thanks to Paramjit Kaur (Monitoring Supervisor/Trainer from SASTRA) who lead the project successfully. Hope SASTRA and IDEAS Academy will move 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 academy in any possible ways by SASTRA. From Left Madam Debra Tapscott (Principal of IDEAS Academy) and Ananda Devan, Managing Director of SASTRA Education Development.