The world is increasingly becoming more and more connected. As time progresses, we see the need to realign older, dated systems with ones that address the needs of the age. The #mydigitalmaker program is one such movement which is looking to empower the young minds in Malaysia to better ready them for a new, more innovative and digital era. The movement is a joint effort between policy makers, industry and the education system to gear Malaysia to become one of the leading digital producers in the region. The programme exposes the participants to the many aspects and skills needed to become digital makers including critical thinking, collaboration and communication.
“The start of any change is through education. We at MoE believe that by empowering our young with knowledge, they are able to not only embrace digital technology but also contribute to the growth of it. Malaysia wants to see the youth become producers and makers of the digital world; the first step is to equip them with the right skillset and mindset. #mydigitalmaker Movement has made it possible for Malaysian youth to be exposed to the wonders of digital world. MoE is committed to futureproof more students through the integration digital related courses into the national school curriculum,”– Dato’ Sulaiman Wak, Deputy Director-General, Education Policy and Development of Ministry of Education
“Tasked to position Malaysia as a beacon of digital economy, MDEC is committed to build and grow the nation’s digital future. Our youths will be the generation that can drive Malaysia to greater heights and it is our responsibility to help them achieve that through education,”– Datuk Yasmin Mahmood, CEO of MDEC
The highlight of the #mydigitalmaker programme is the #mydigitalmaker fair which will be happening from the 29th to the 30th of September at the Axiata Arena in Bukit Jalil. This year the festivities will include Digital maker hands-on activities & competitions, Robotics, Drone-making, Drone racing, AI, 3D Printing, Games, eSports, Codingand Micro-controllers, student digital inventions, educators’ learning track.
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