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Sponsor A Child To Read by Liew Suet Li. A Project under Community

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ABOUT THE PROJECT

Imagine another version of your younger self, avoiding every possible eye contact with the teacher in class because you can't comprehend what is written on the board. Imagine seeing your friends entering university and you, you can barely understand what is stated on the application form.

Ladies and gentlemen, if you so little as emphatized with the imagination of the other version of your younger self, you might understand why i'm running this project.

A research by Evans et. al (2010) conducted in 27 countries, has shown that it is not your parents' educational background, their income level or your socioeconomic status that will determine your success in school and career. The research concluded that the biggest predictor to a child's academic success is actually the number of books he/she has at home.

My name is Suet Li and I'm a Teach For Malaysia fellow and an English teacher in a rural school in Negeri Sembilan.

This research is the basis of my project, where I aim to provide books to 30 students with low literacy level from SMK Teriang Hilir, the school where I'm currently teaching. These students will be selected based on their interest, level of commitment to attend the weekly reading sessions, and their current literacy level.

Located in a rural village in Negeri Sembilan, a lot of my students come from an environment where education is not highly valued, especially not at home. From this project, I hope to increase their literacy rate by providing them access to books and by creating a learning environment in their homes.

Once a week, a reading session will be held in the local town hall where the 30 students AND their parents will attend. They will be given books to read and will then bring those books home to add to their home libraries (currently, the selected students have less than 5 books at home). In the weekly reading sessions, these students and their parents will engage in interactive reading activities that will both be educational and motivational.

The money raised will be used to buy 750 English books (25 books per student). These books are selected based on their level of rigor and will be tailored to each child's current reading level.

It is hard to change the life trajectories of children whose paths have been determined for them based on their existing environment. The students involved in this project are mostly at least 4-5 years behind their grade level. I truly believe that the only way to break this cycle of illiteracy is by providing them the access to books and involving their parents and community as well.

We thank you for your support to Sponsor A Child To Read!

Suet Li















"A Project by A Teach For Malaysia Fellow"


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List of all people who had pitched/pledge money to this project

Shamsul Jafni Shafie RM100
Saravanan Kulanthaivelu RM40
Ken S Yap RM40
Kashminder Singh RM40
Anonymous Pitcher RM100
Sazlin Suhaila Daud RM4
ChenChow Yeoh RM100
Szetoo Weiwen RM5
Simon Seow RM8
Edward Ooi RM100
Anonymous Pitcher RM100
Anonymous Pitcher RM100
Anansa Jacob RM40
Kweetat Chew RM100
Anonymous Pitcher RM48
Anonymous Pitcher RM40
Anonymous Pitcher RM40
Vivian Teh Qian Yuen RM100
Mike Smith RM100
Anonymous Pitcher RM4
Anonymous Pitcher RM40
Anonymous Pitcher RM4
YenXin YX RM20
Anonymous Pitcher RM50
Anonymous Pitcher RM40
Paul Tan RM200
Anonymous Pitcher RM10
Anonymous Pitcher RM100
Anonymous Pitcher RM10
Anonymous Pitcher RM40
Anonymous Pitcher RM100
Anonymous Pitcher RM50
Andrew Wong RM4
Anonymous Pitcher RM40
Shumfp Shum RM4
Anonymous Pitcher RM100
Anonymous Pitcher RM100
Anonymous Pitcher RM4
Anonymous Pitcher RM4
Theophilus Chin RM40
Anantheswaran Lechmiannandan RM100
Adrian Oh RM100
Chloe Cartoon RM4
Chloe Cartoon RM6
Chloe Cartoon RM40
Steven Low Kang Wen RM4
Jun Yuen Lim RM5
Anonymous Pitcher RM10
Anonymous Pitcher RM40
Anonymous Pitcher RM4
Anonymous Pitcher RM10
Byetool Husna RM4
Anonymous Pitcher RM4
Jiun Wai RM4
Anonymous Pitcher RM4
Anonymous Pitcher RM10
Irham Cole RM8
Anonymous Pitcher RM100
Anonymous Pitcher RM40
Anonymous Pitcher RM1
Rayyan Haries RM1
Anonymous Pitcher RM100
Anonymous Pitcher RM3
Anonymous Pitcher RM1
Salahuddin Hairai RM4
Anonymous Pitcher RM100
Jonathan Loh RM100
Anonymous Pitcher RM40
Keith Rozario RM40
Anonymous Pitcher RM400
Chong Su Li RM100
Anonymous Pitcher RM4
Anonymous Pitcher RM300
Eric Tan RM10
Anonymous Pitcher RM100

About Me

Suet Li Liew

Gender female
Location Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Website http://www.facebook.com/sweatlee
Experiences

Additional Information

My name is Suet Li and I'm a Teach For Malaysia fellow and an English teacher in a rural school in Negeri Sembilan.

I graduated from a college in the US and majored in both Psychology and Economics. From my work in psychology, I became very interested in education and truly believe that it is the main and most important element to solve possibly every problem in the world.



Coming from a somewhat privileged background where I've been fortunate to be given the chance to go to college and to continue my studies abroad, I want to be able to provide other children with similar opportunities as well.

I grew up in a very modest lower middle-income family, but one thing that contributed to my success as a student is the learning environment my parents had cultivated at home. I remember having tons of second-hand books at my disposal and reading has opened up a world I never knew existed to me. The children I serve in my school deserve to experience this very same world too.

Thank you for your support to Sponsor A Child To Read! You can also contact me at expectationx@gmail.com