Community Participation in Achieving Quality Education in Difficult Circumstances (Malaysia)

Description

The Community Participation in Achieving Quality Education in Difficult Circumstances project is situated in a school in the heart of he Borneo jungle and is intended to improve the quality of education despite the difficult circumstances faced in education delivery. Since 2000 the school carried out its Good Practice through mobilizing the community to contribute voluntary service and making the school a safer and more orderly place for children to study. This has led to a 43% improvement in student examination passes.

Outcomes/Successes

  • School children in isolated community in Borneo increased public examination pass rates by 43%, scoring straight “A”s.
  • Truancy rates are zero.
  • Traditional community practice among Lun Bawang tribe mobilized community support for school-building and maintenance.

Source:  The Commonwealth Education Hub.

Community Participation in Achieving Quality Education in Difficult Circumstances (Malaysia)