88 receive scrolls from Unity kindergarten
KAPIT: A total of 88 pupils from the Kapit Unity Kindergarten received their scrolls during a recent convocation ceremony here.
The children were from the Bunga Mawar, Bunga Kekwa, Bunga Orkid, Bunga Raya, Bunga Cempaka, Jalan Airport, Taman Ixora, and Bunga Melati kindergartens.
State Unity Department officer in charge of early childhood education Julina Jaafar said the mini convocation was for pupils who had successfully completed two years of preschool education.
“We hope parents support the kindergarten set up by the Department of National Unity and Integration to truly live up to the spirit of friendly neighbours. We are living in a greatly diverse society of different cultures and practices and also religious creeds.
“This is the best time for children to learn of multiracialism and associate with one another to promote friendship and understanding,” she said.
She called teachers the architects of human resource development.
“Children, apart from acquiring the basic skills of 3Rs (reading, writing, and arithmetic), also learn the skills of singing, dancing, being independent, how to look after themselves, and socialise with one another from different backgrounds,” she said.
Julina added Unity Kindergartens can only succeed if they receive support from the local community.
A group of pupils performs during the convocation ceremony.
Chin (sixth left) receives a souvenir from Goh (fifth right) during the dinner.
Julina presents a scroll to a ‘graduate’. Also seen is Kapit Unity officer Jendri Mangku.