Creating a Better Learning Environment
To Whom It May Concern:
My name is Hamzah Nor Bin Aedy Rahman, and I am a part of the National Primary School of Balat. My school is located in the interior part of Sabah (in Borneo, Malaysia - my school is located along the Kinabatangan river, the longest river in Sabah). I am teaching three classes of Primary Four, Five and Six which are consisting of nine, seven and four students respectively. As a teacher, I found that my students are very interested in learning the English Language. I have done various activities to inject fun and meaningful learning in my class. This included dramatization, choral speaking, story-telling, campaign, poster drawing among others. My students were very keen to learn and always ask for more.
Picture 1: Bringing native speaker into my classroom.
Picture 2: Interviewing a pilot who is from New Zealand.
However, after 2 years of experiences of teaching the kids in my school, generally, I am facing a few challenges that have been hindering my teaching and learning sessions. One of it is the deficiency of teaching resources available. My students do not have dictionaries as they came from a low-income family and a dictionary is a luxury they could not afford, let alone mobile phones or tablets. With a dictionary, my students will be able to do independent learning and will be able to learn more words. Gadgets, such as mobile phones, tablets and laptops, will surely make the lessons even more interactive. This surely will motivate them to learn and will benefit their learning too.
Picture 3: Raising awareness campaign on various issues.
Picture 4: Making costumes from old newspapers.
Therefore, I am here to humbly request for your sponsorship be it in the forms of money, dictionary supplies, books, used and unused mobile phones, tablets and laptops or any other forms that are deemed appropriate. If you wish to support me and my kids, I would be very happy to provide you with more information.
Picture 5: Individual presentation.
Picture 6 and 7: Reading a Big Book Aloud.
Thank you for your consideration. With your help, we are one step closer to ensuring equal opportunity for my kids.
Hamzah Nor Bin Aedy Rahman,