Friday 22 August 2014

Sentul’s New Learning Centre set to Supercharge Learning!

Imagine an air-conditioned space filled with colourful cushions, plush bean bags, huge tables and stacks of books. Wouldn’t you love to study in a place like this? Then check out CLiC (Creative Learning and IT Centre), a community space located inside the Urban Transformation Centre at Sentul Raya! Once an old community library, it has undergone a huge transformation and is now equipped with Chromebooks, widescreen displays, new books and free internet access.

Stacks and stacks of shiny, new books!

A fun, comfortable space for learning!

The students felt like superstars for a day

YB Senator Dato' Dr. Loga Bala Mohan officiated the CLiC in the presence of Secretary General, Ministry of Education Tan Sri Dr. Madinah Mohamad, Chairman of Sentul Raya Sdn Bhd Y.Bhg Dato’ Suleiman Abdul Manan and the Executive Director of the YTL Foundation, Y.Bhg Datin Kathleen Yeoh. Also present was FrogAsia’s Managing Director, Yeoh Pei Lou.

Did we mention there was a huge stacks of books?

The launch kicked off with a troupe of choral speakers from SMK Seri Bintang Utara. It was surprising how far they could throw their powerful voices! Their witty, animated performance won over the audience, and was a fitting launch of such a colourful place.

Not pictured: The enthusiastic chorale conductor

Y.Bhg Dato’ Suleiman Abdul then took the stage and presented the future plans for CLIC. He shared that the various workshops and after school enrichment programmes held throughout the year would greatly benefit the community of Sentul. The programmes will be jointly-run by FrogAsia, Brainbytes, Asian Youth Ambassadors, The Learning Club, Edunation and Leaderonomics.

VIPs, teachers and guests at the CLiC launch!

In Dato Dr. Loga Balan’s speech, he said that the initiatives launched by Sentul Raya Sdn Bhd would transform the promising area of Sentul Raya into a modern township. He then proceeded to officiate the launch and went on a tour of the CLiC’s facilities.

The tour was led by FrogAsia’s Elizabeth Lopez and the FrogAsia team. Guests and  students alike  were ooh-and-aahing over the new facilities, variety of books and cozy interior. Some of them even started trying out the educational games on the Chromebooks. Others took this chance to explore the  educational sites and possibilities of the Frog VLE.

A student showing  Dato' Dr. Loga Balan the potential of learning through games

Teachers weren’t left out! A hands-on demonstration of the Frog VLE was given by FrogAsia instructors, and this helped teachers realise it’s teaching potential.  Teaches who were already using the Frog VLE praised the platform’s ability to engage their students.

FrogAsia’s Damien Tate showing off the capabilities of the Frog VLE!

Throughout the event, adults were commenting about how they wished they had facilities like this when they were younger. Now the students around  Sentul Raya have a fantastic place to learn, study and hang out!

Pick a date and come visit!

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