The HP Little Makers Challenge consists of 8 immersive creative missions that aim to reinvent the learning experience for children aged 5 to 12 years old in Malaysia. Launched in concordance with the Ministry of Education’s emphasis on technology-based learning, the HP Little Makers Challenge involves not only children but parents and teachers alike in a print-based learning experience that is both educational and fun in equal measure.
Initiated earlier this year across a span of 16 weeks, the HP Little Makers Challenge involved 92 schools and 31 art centres nationwide with over 18,600 submissions and over 90,000 activity hours spent between parents, teachers and children.
Each of the 8 aforementioned challenges covers essential aspects of the learning experience for young learners that include the arts, geography, biology, astronomy and other subjects too.
Of note with the HP Little Makers Challenge is that it was conceived in line with findings from HP’s New Asian Learning Experience Study which showed that Malaysian parents believe that their children can benefit from immersive learning experiences. Other findings from the study, interestingly enough, are that Malaysian parents want their children to develop strong social skills and be happy while prizing the following character traits in their progeny – discipline, open-mindedness, intelligence, emotional stability and curiosity.
After this extensive gauntlet of challenges, one school emerged triumphant – SK Saujana Utama from Sungai Buloh. As the winner of the HP Little Makers Challenge, the school wins RM20,000 in HP PC and print technology.
“We’re so happy to have been chosen as the winners for the HP Little Maker’s Challenge. As soon as the first HP Little Makers Challenge was released, the kids were hooked! The challenges allowed them to be creative with the art projects while also exploring science. The learning formats could also be easily incorporated into their syllabus,” said Mawar Mohamad, a teacher from SK Saujana Utama.
“As a parent and at HP Inc, we understand the importance that Malaysian parents place on their role in facilitating effective learning outcomes. We want to support parents in raising our future leaders by providing the right information, technology and learning experiences to ensure they have the required skillsets for workplaces of the future,” said Fayza Mohamed Amin, Malaysia Managing Director of HP Inc.
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