UPDATES

2020/2021 UPDATES

APRIL 2021

A big Thank You to everyone - funders, donors, supporters, volunteers, staff and members - who helped BOLD help Children with Special Needs in 2020. It was an eventful year, filled with concerns about Covid-19, uncertainties and disruptions to plans, but we learned to adapt and were able to meet all the challenges that came our way. Read more about it in our 2020 Annual Report.

With the opening of preschools in Penang in July, our Hasanah Project teams at Tadika Permai and Tadika Islam USM are invited back to conduct Focus on Literacy Outreach sessions. From the third week of July, our team is also back at Butterworth Buddhist Preschool. However, teaching sessions continue to be online for children in Than Hsiang Kindergarten and other schools as well as for children who normally come to our centres. Face-to-face sessions will start after all children have returned to school.

May 2020

We held our first online staff meeting on 1 April to discuss how to meet the challenges of the MCO. Our partner, ACS, has already taken the lead in conducting online sessions for First Step intervention program. In mid-April, BOLD joined the NECIC’s Teletherapy stimulus program which provided training with some financial support from UNICEF. By the third week of April, staff and team members conducted online Storytelling and Focus on Literacy with the children.

April 2020
April 2020

Online staff meeting

April 2020
April 2020

Children responding to Poh Hong’s Storytelling online

Arpil 2020
Arpil 2020

The Seberang Jaya team Online with their students

April 2020
April 2020

Online staff meeting

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July 2020

Almost all our teams are conducting online sessions as contacts are established with more families. To help team members improve their skills and teaching strategies online, training sessions were conducted by BOLD Committee member Ms. Chia Kien Eng and BOLD Consultants Mr. Tan Kien Hooi & Dr. Lee Soo Hoon.

May 2020
May 2020

The Seberang Jaya team conducting a group session online.

May 2020
May 2020

Brain Gym session online

May 2020
May 2020

Seela conducting a one-on-one reading session online

May 2020
May 2020

The Seberang Jaya team conducting a group session online.

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April 2020

In the first two weeks of March, all Hasanah Project team members visited their assigned schools to conduct pre-intervention assessments of the children they will be teaching. But with the lockdown on 18 March, our centres were closed and all programs came to an immediate stop.  A new committee was elected at BOLD’s AGM on 16 March, just two days before the MCO lockdown begun.

March 2020
Feb 2020

The Hasanah Project started with capacity building workshops to train potential team members. Thirty-four recruits attended an Introductory workshop on how to conduct Focus on Literacy for children with reading difficulties at our Minden Centre. This was followed by three separate training programs for teams that will go out to teach in different languages.

Feb 2020
Feb 2020

Activities in February

Feb 2020
Feb 2020

Activities in February

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March 2020
March 2020

Activities in March

March 2020
March 2020

Activities in March

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Jan 2020
Jan 2020

Looking for team members

Jan 2020
Jan 2020

Looking for team members

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Work begins as soon as we receive news that Yayasan Hasanah is nominating BOLD as one of its Community Partners for 2020. The project is to take Focus on Literacy Outreach to 6 preschools or primary schools teaching in 3 different medium of instruction to help children with reading difficulties achieve functional literacy.

July 2020
July 2020

July Activities

July 2020
July 2020

July 2020
July 2020

July Activities

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October 2020

A very happy new year from all of us at BOLD and ACS! We are looking forward to working harder and supporting more children in 2021 !

October 2020
October 2020

Happy New Year

October 2020
October 2020

Happy New Year

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Jan 2020
March 2021

We just held our 14th AGM on 27 March 2021.  With Zoom we had one member joining us all the way from Australia and a couple of others from outside Penang! It was so nice to see all our faithful members and old friends, even if it was just on the screen. The Annual Report with accompanying photos will be posted up soon on this website. 

March 2021
March 2021

Annual General Meeting 2021

March 2021
March 2021

Annual General Meeting 2021

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