KUALA LUMPUR, July 22 (Bernama) --
LeapEd Services Sdn Bhd (LeapEd), Malaysia’s first homegrown education service provider and social enterprise, recently rolled- out the Edisi Bahasa Melayu e-book of ‘Coronavirus: Buku untuk Kanak-Kanak’
, an easy-to-understand narrative, complemented with illustrations for an engaging read. Understanding the importance in raising awareness amongst Malaysian children on the current COVID-19 pandemic, LeapEd was given the exclusive honour to translate the e-book, as part of its effort to transform the way children learn as well as the way educators teach. The ‘Coronavirus: Buku untuk Kanak-Kanak’ is available for download here: www.leapedservices.com/coronavirus-book
The e-book was originally published in the United Kingdom (UK) by Nosy Crow, an award-winning independent children’s book publisher and illustrated by Axel Scheffler, the internationally-recognised illustrator who made his name through the illustration of ‘The Gruffalo’. Since the launch in the UK in April this year, the e-book was downloaded over a million times, and is available in over 60 languages.
Chairperson of LeapEd, Shahnaz Al-Sadat said, “While the nation is well on its course to recovery, the COVID-19 battle is far from over. As we adapt to the new normal, it is fundamental that our children are also equipped with the relevant knowledge and understanding of the virus and how they can do their part to protect themselves and the people around them. The opportunity to translate this book to Bahasa Melayu as well as ensure that the information given are localised was one that we knew would be an important step to reach out to our Malaysian parents and children and encourage open conversations about the virus and living in the new reality.”
The efforts to communicate the pandemic does not stop there. A Reading Guide was also introduced by LeapEd to further provide parents with a step-by-step guide to utilise the book most effectively. The Reading Guide includes suggestions on how to read the e-book, trigger conversations with children, questions about the virus and the pandemic as well as encourage children to reflect on the current situation and next steps that they are able to quickly put to practice.
Further, in support of this cause, Chairperson of Parent Action Group for Education (PAGE), Datin Noor Azimah Abdul Rahim said, "Kudos to LeapEd to be able to have come up with an easy and friendly step-by-step approach for parents to guide their children on the Coronavirus. It is a simple reading pleasure accompanied by pretty pictures to make learning fun and a reference point for parents and children alike."
LeapEd is responsible for the design and delivery of the flagship Trust Schools Programme, a whole school transformation initiative that has impacted over 90 Trust Schools nationwide. In response to the pandemic, LeapEd has introduced various innovative resources to guide and assist educators, parents and students during the various stages of the Movement Control Order. SOURCE: Perspective StrategiesFOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT:Name: Kimberly ConsultantTel: 012-6095931 --BERNAMA