Project Spotlight – My First Graduate
In their second year, Fellows work on initiatives that address issues within their communities that affect education inequity. In this series, we spotlight a few of our Fellows’ projects – and the impact they’ve had on the students and the community. Today, learn about MY First Graduate, initiated by 2012 Fellows Ratnadewi Lim, Nurkhalida Shabery and Jacintha Tagal.
What is your project about? What is the problem it hopes to solve? How does that problem affect your students’ ability to achieve?
MY First Graduate is a mentoring programme that aims to equip our students in SMK Segambut with the necessary skills to be ready not only for university, but also for life after university. This will be done by helping our students to build strong mentor-mentee relationships with university students, requiring their attendance at personal, leadership and academic development sessions with role models from various industries, and by facilitating and provoking deep thought on their life choices. We hope, through our students’ stories and experiences to also encourage our students’ classmates to aspire to university and to invite and challenge our communities to collaborate with us in putting them on the path to success.