The BIG GIVE is a fundraising campaign started by 100% Project in 2016 to provide teachers with school essentials at the start of the school year.
This year we are reactivating BIG GIVE to provide FREE Reusable Face Masks to ALL schools in Malaysia.
Why are we leading this initiative?
Due to COVID-19, all schools in Malaysia were abruptly closed and students have been made to learn from home since Malaysia imposed the MCO on 18 March 2020.
Months have passed and students and teachers have been struggling with effectively learning from home. Therefore, the Ministry of Education has announced that schools begin reopening in stages on 24 June 2020. However, our battle against COVID-19 is not yet over until we find a vaccine.
- The reopening of certain classes in schools during this first phase involves some 500,000 students at 2,440 schools
- Overall, there are nearly 5 million students enrolled in MOE primary and secondary schools in Malaysia- click on this link to view stats - Quick facts 2019_Malaysia Educational Statistics
We want to ensure the safety of our schools during the reopening - that means providing our students, teachers and school administrators with reusable cloth face masks to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 in schools.
About This Fundraiser
We have partnered with Mangosteen, a social enterprise that is working with a community of mothers to make reusable cloth face masks. Each face mask costs RM20, so for every RM10 raised on 100% Project, Mangosteen will match the donation to provide a mask to a student or teacher.
When you donate to this initiative, you are not only sponsoring one (1) free reusable cloth face mask to a school, you are also indirectly securing the livelihoods of a community of mothers who are sewing these face masks to support their families.
Every single ringgit will be spent on securing the safety and the livelihoods of those most impacted by this global health pandemic through two key components:
- Ensure that ALL schools (teachers, school administrators, students) get a FREE reusable cloth face mask to prevent the spread of COVID-19
- Ensure mothers who are in need of a job to support their families get a steady flow of income, are paid a fair wage and are provided the resources, training and opportunity to become skilled artisans
A note from Cikgu Foo Mei Yun
My name is Foo Mei Yun, a teacher in SJKC Sungai Salak which is located in Taman Seremban Jaya, Seremban. I am happy to become a teacher here because I love teaching. I believe that teaching is the noblest profession all over the world. Only education can save societies and individual from any possible collapse, gradual or violent.
There are 732 pupils and 43 teachers including 4 clerks in my school. I will try my best to help enriching children’ lives not just through core educational skills such as reading, Science and Mathematics but also responsibility, analytical skills and building self-confidence.
Covid-19 pandemic forces teachers to switch from in- person teaching to online teaching. In my opinion, we need to face and adapt the new challenges due to the low and irregular attendance, students’ lack of attention and poor internet connectivity. Hence, I hope that our pupils can get back to school as soon as possible and the covid-19 pandemic will be over. I really hope to see happy and smile on the children’s faces again as they can learn and play happily in school very soon.
The photos above shown that we celebrated our Children’s day on the end of October with great enthusiasm. Our teachers and students of our school on this day came out of their daily routine to celebrate the day.
Hence, our school celebrated this day with various events such as singing competition, dancing performance from children and even sports event.
Last year, our school celebrated the big day by organizing the mascot performance from McDonald. Teachers and parents on this day also shower their loves and affection towards the children by distributing gifts, chocolates and toys. The children were on cloud nine. Lastly, I hope that Covid-19 pandemic will be over soon so that our school activities will get back to normal.
Attention: Calling all School Principals and Teachers
We are inviting all school principals and teachers to nominate their school to receive our free reusable cloth face masks. There is no criteria. Just fill in the details of your school and the no. of reusable cloth face mask you'll require in this Google Form.
We are looking to work with all Ministry of Education departments - JPNs and PPDs to ensure all SOPs and approvals are complied with in order for schools to be the beneficiaries of this initiative. We respect all your hard work and we strive to support you in providing all our schools with the resources they need in this challenging time. Please reach out to us at he[email protected] if you have any questions or requests.
100% Project Team