KUALA LUMPUR, 18 May 2020 – Junior Achievement (JA) Malaysia, an educational based Not for Profit Organization, is launching the “JA Show Your Gratitude Competition”, with the support of MetLife Foundation, to spread positive messages amongst students and to encourage them to show their gratitude towards their care givers, front line service workers, essential workers as well as those who are keeping them safe in these challenging times of the COVID-19 pandemic.
This competition was developed for primary school students in Malaysia who have been at home due to the movement control order (MCO) to encourage them to keep learning and working on skills they need in their daily lives.
“With this initiative, we hope students will channel their energy towards something positive and interact with adults around them to complete the tasks. We also hope to spark a sense of social responsibility in the students while giving them an avenue to be more creative while building on their language skills,” said Stuart Dean, Chairman of JA Malaysia.
This competition is categorised into two levels, students between the ages of 7 to 9 are required to create an artwork of something or someone they are grateful for, while students aged 10 to 12 are required to write a thank you letter, dress up to emulate the person they are thankful for and send in their entries by the 6th of June, on JA Malaysia’s website. Sharing submissions on Instagram is also allowed with the hashtag #JAMYShowYourGratitude #MetLifeFoundation and tag @juniorachievementmalaysia.
Shortlisted participants will stand a chance to win digital devices worth up to RM 5,000, that can assist them in digital learning and complementary vouchers worth up to RM 2,000.
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