Overcoming learning loss and exacerbated inequality due to Covid-19
Rakan Tutor is a non-profit organisation offering free one-to-one tutoring to underserved secondary school students in Malaysia. We aim to equip them with the skills and confidence to perform better academically and gain motivation to achieve their fullest potential.
Why we are doing this
The prolonged period of remote learning has high costs to learning yet no national remedial or accelerated programs have been introduced. All students suffered but those who came into the pandemic with the fewest academic opportunities are likely to exit with the greatest learning loss.
Through interviews with teachers on the ground, we were disheartened to hear the many stories of students from disadvantaged families – those who dropped out to work as the pandemic affected household income, those who had to fight with siblings to share one mobile phone at night to learn… Without interventions, these disadvantaged communities are likely denied the education needed to build a brighter future.
We think this is not fair, so we built Rakan Tutor to offer free tutoring to equip them with the skills and confidence to perform better academically and gain motivation to achieve their fullest potential.
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