88 re­ceive scrolls from Unity kin­der­garten

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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.

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