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Just when we thought that in this age and time, our infrastructure should have improved years ago – INTERNET CONNECTION is still one of the issues that has not been addressed well yet especially in rural areas of Malaysia.

And when we were hit with the Covid19 pandemic, students from the rural areas in Malaysia struggled to keep up with their studies online due to unavailability or weak internet connection. Even during the RMCO period this is still a struggle too.

In this campaign, we address the plights of rural students (and teachers) in Sabah that not only struggle with internet connectivity but also limited access to online learning due to old or lack of suitable devices. Most of them are of old models and unable to support the heavy datas. Their plights are not limited – there are many others that are waiting to be discovered.

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Plight Of Sabah’s Students With Online Learning

by Angie Chin

  • Funding Goal

    RM50,000.00

  • Funds Raised

    RM14,960.00

  • Days to go

    61

  • Campaign End Method

    Target Date

Raised Percent :
29.92%
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Angie Chin

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Kampung Kindasan folks (with some of the students who are also the recipients of the devices).

Due to MCO and the implementation of online learning, to get better connection, these students had to walk to the end of their village where the signal (4G) is the strongest.

Come rain or shine, they have no choice but to do this (every single day throughout the MCO period) to ensure that they do not miss any classes due to recorded attendance. We shudder to imagine children from as young as 7 had to struggle and find ways to get access to the internet just to study.

And due to the challenges and limitation, the villagers cleared a small area in the nearby jungle (abandoned land) and built a wooden makeshift hut, complete with table/bench using a simple zinc roof to protect them from rain.

To study at the hut, they brought along fully charged laptops, books and portable power banks for their mobile phones. Otherwise they will have to run back home together with their books and gadgets. The connection is even worst whenever it rains.

The kampung Kindasan folks case has never been shared. Apart from connectivity issue they also face access to water issue where they have to walk a few miles to pump water from the nearby reservoir.

Serious discussion with Kindasan representative, Mdm Flovia. 

Before we updated this campaign, apart from raising funds from kind samaritans, we have raised funds by selling tshirts and Inspiring Women Of Malaysia card game too.

WHAT DO THEY (AND OTHER STUDENTS OF SIMILAR PREDICAMENT) NEED?

We have raised this campaign to gather funds to assist the challenged income students with the followings:

    1. Laptop (preferably with MS Office).
    2. Tablets or Smartphones.
    3. WiFi Modem.

Since we are not sure of the total estimates required (depending on how many students we can assist) we hope Malaysians can be generous to chip in. We put on an achievable amount of RM50,000.00 to at least help us kick start.

ANY spill over balance received from pledgers/donors or items in kind (as mentioned above) donated from compassionate parties, we endeavor to forward them to deserving students that are truly in need.

For more info about this project, kindly contact us at hello@hanafundme.com.

  • 2020-07-04

    eLearning under plastic sack roof.

    Thank you The Star, Malaysia for covering the campaign story https://www.thestar.com.my/opinion/columnists/one-mans-meat/2020/06/24/e-learning-under-plastic-sack-roof.

    Since the campaign story was published, relevant agencies and VIP has gone to the village to visit the siblings makeshift hut and rendered the necessary assistance. Nevertheless, there are still other students in rural Sabah that still needs our help.

  • 2020-07-04

    Sabah teens build hut in clearing to keep up with Online Learning.

    Thank you Malaysia Kini, for covering the campaign story https://m.malaysiakini.com/news/532601.

    We still continue to raise for many more students in need in rural areas of Sabah. While the connectivity issue is something that is beyond our capabilities – we can only highlight them in our campaign and hopefully the relevant parties will take notice, our focus now is to get the necessary devices to ensure the students able to access learning online.

  • 2020-07-04

    We are still far from target goal.

    We wish to kick start the pledge to the campaign and we need your support on the newly launched Wonder Women Of Malaysia Card Game. Initially, its a personal passion project of the platform Founder with hope to raise funds to publish Coffee Table Book that showcases Inspiring Women in Asia. However, the plan is now shifted to support this campaign.

    For every ONE set of card game that you purchase, we will donate ONE set for one Student.

    Plus, a net profit from the sale will go to the campaign.

    If you wish to support and place your order, you may do it here https://bit.ly/wunderfuul

Name Donate Amount Date
Anonymous RM50.00 January 23, 2021
Siti Nuraishah Ahmad RM100.00 November 01, 2020
Sarah Yazmien RM5.00 October 30, 2020
Anonymous RM10.00 October 27, 2020
Anonymous RM10.00 October 26, 2020
Willing Tan RM100.00 October 25, 2020
Meagan Mitrovich RM400.00 October 23, 2020
Anonymous RM5.00 October 13, 2020
Ruth Miranda RM50.00 October 13, 2020
Anonymous RM50.00 September 05, 2020
Phillipa Yoong RM100.00 August 27, 2020
haryzal Hariry RM400.00 August 24, 2020
Anonymous RM50.00 August 23, 2020
Nicole Hernandez RM10.00 August 12, 2020
Derrick Teh RM500.00 August 03, 2020
Anonymous RM1,200.00 July 18, 2020
Anonymous RM10.00 July 18, 2020
Anonymous RM50.00 July 18, 2020
Kenny Ku RM100.00 July 16, 2020
Yasmin Rasyid RM100.00 July 12, 2020
SOPHIA WIE RM5,000.00 July 10, 2020
SOPHIA WIE RM1,000.00 July 10, 2020
Hooi Chuen Keh RM50.00 July 08, 2020
Jemilah Mahmood RM200.00 July 08, 2020
Meng Yew Kee RM1,200.00 July 01, 2020
Yuvanesh Kumar RM10.00 July 01, 2020
Suan Goh RM100.00 June 30, 2020
Anonymous RM10.00 June 30, 2020
ivy ambrose RM20.00 June 29, 2020
Elaine Elysha Irwanto RM50.00 June 29, 2020
Anonymous RM50.00 June 29, 2020
Anonymous RM10.00 June 29, 2020
Derrick Teh RM500.00 June 28, 2020
Anonymous RM200.00 June 25, 2020
Anonymous RM10.00 June 25, 2020
Anonymous RM10.00 June 25, 2020
Anonymous RM100.00 June 25, 2020
biana yap RM500.00 June 25, 2020
Anonymous RM50.00 June 24, 2020
arb arb RM100.00 June 24, 2020
Anonymous RM200.00 June 24, 2020
Ng Hui Xin RM100.00 June 24, 2020
Carol Fung RM50.00 June 24, 2020
Anonymous RM50.00 June 24, 2020
Anonymous RM10.00 June 24, 2020
Anonymous RM10.00 June 23, 2020
Derrick Teh RM1,000.00 June 20, 2020
Kenneth Wong RM100.00 June 20, 2020
Anonymous RM200.00 June 19, 2020
Kin Peng Tan RM50.00 June 19, 2020
Anonymous RM10.00 June 19, 2020
Anonymous RM50.00 June 19, 2020
Anonymous RM10.00 June 18, 2020
Anonymous RM500.00 June 16, 2020
Geresuk KC RM100.00 June 16, 2020
Anonymous RM50.00 June 16, 2020

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