Monday, May 4, 2009
PPNP MENGHADIRI INTERNATIONAL ECEC CONFERENCE
Naib pengerusi PPNP Puan Salina Shamsudin dan AJK PPNP Puan Rosnah Ahmad menghadiri:-
INTERNATIONAL ECEC CONFERENCE-DEVELOPNG HUMAN CAPTAL BEGINS WITH CHILDREN.
Tikh: 14-17 April 2009
Tempat: Shangri-La Hotel Kuala Lumpur.
Persidangan 4 hari ini membincangkan isu-isu berkaitan pendidikan dan pengasuhan awal kanak-kanak. Di Rasmikan oleh PM Malaysia. Ianya dihadiri oleh lebih kurang 500 peserta dari 40 negara.Kesempatan ini digunakan untuk menimba ilmu dan bertukar-tukar pandangan antara delegasi. Persidangan diakhiri dengan lawatan ke Permata Center Mempaga, Melaka dan Perak.
Persidangan ini mendapat liputan yang meluas di media. Saya lampirkan dua keratan akhbar berkaitan di bawah. Kita sebagai orang-orang yang bekerja dalam bidang ini harus selalu peka dengan perkembangan semasa. Permata Negara adalah satu usaha terkini kerajaan berkaitan pengasuhan dan pendidikan kanak-kanak.
Apa pun secara keseluruhannya saya merasakan kita perlu bersatu, berusaha secara lebih telus dan strategik dalam memperjuangankan hak kanak-kanak di Malaysia.
REMBAU, April 7 (Bernama) -- The government has allocated RM150 million to Permata, an organisation involved in nurturing and early education of children, to set more 300 centres nationwide, this year.
National Permata Policy Executive Committee chairman Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor said this would enable about 1,000 children aged below four years from the lower-income group to join early education programme before kindergarten.
"The fund will be used to turn Kemas kindergartens into Pusat Anak Permata Negara as well as to upgrade Kemas kindergartens," she told reporters after opening Pusat Anak Permata Negara in Chembong here today.
She said part of the allocation would be spent to train Kemas teachers as the Permata programme required the teaching staff to have a least a diploma.
Rosmah, who is the wife of Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak, said a special course would be conducted for Kemas teachers who had only a secondary school education.
PERMATA-ALLOCATION 2 (LAST) REMBAU
The Permata teaching staff will be trained in Bangi, Selangor by Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris (UPSI), she said, adding that due to the importance of early education of children, Permata was placed under the Anak Permata Negara Council which was chaired by the Prime Minister.
Rosmah said Malaysia started the Permata programme two years ago to keep in steps with the pre-kindergarten programme in developed countries like the United States, which had the "Headstart" programme.
"We have been sending our half yearly reports to the Cabinet. It is happy with our progress in nurturing the children's minds," she said.
Permata Negara To Host Conference On Early Childhood Care And Education
PUTRAJAYA, March 13 (Bernama) -- Permata Negara will hold an international conference on Early Childhood Care and Education for sharing of views on issues impacting the quality and delivery of services for children, families and communities.
The three-day conference from April 14 to be held at Shangri-La Hotel Kuala Lumpur, will be opened by Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.
This inaugural conference is the brainchild of the deputy prime minister's wife Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor, who is also the patron and chairman of the Permata Negara Working Committee on Policy Implementation.
Rosmah said leading experts from the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Sweden, New Zealand and Australia would be present with Malaysian experts to share experiences and ideas on early childhood care and education.
"About 500 participants from 38 countries with another 210 locals have confirmed their attendance," she said at a press conference, here, today.
The theme of the conference is "Developing Human Capital Begins With Children".
It is jointly organised by Permata Negara, Prime Minister's Department, Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris, United Nations Children's Fund (Unicef) and the National Association of Early Childhood Care and Education (NAECCEM).
Asked about the long-term plan in respect of the conference, Rosmah said: "God willing, as long as I am around, I will ensure that it will continue."
Rosmah also aims to make Permata Negara a one-stop centre.
"Non-working parents who send their children to the Permata Negara centres, can learn how to cook, and attend motivational classes and religious classes and many more programmes to be introduced in stages," she said.