The Special Education Conference
The Conference was officiated by YB Hannah Yeoh, Deputy Minister for the
Ministry of Women, Family & Community Development and Yang Berusaha
Tuan Haji Salleh Mohd Kassim, Pengarah Pendidikan Selangor
Some of the Guest Speakers which included those from Australia and UK
(SEC2018), co-organised by Jeffrey Cheah Foundation of
Sunway Group and Generating Opportunities for Learning Disables (GOLD) held on 12 - 13 October 2018 at Sunway University was a great success. The Conference Theme was "Nurturing Education through Smart Partnership" and its aim was to provide pathway to empower young adults with Learning difficulties.
The objectives of this inaugural Conference:
1. To create a platform to present and discuss the most recent innovations, trends, and concerns as well as practical challenges encountered and solution adopted in the fields of Special Education and personal development;
2. To explore how to interface with difference educational professionals, parents and students to create an optimal teaching and learning environment;
|Group picture of participants taken at the end of the two-day Conference|
3. To provide the framework and education for all partners in creating collaborative synergy among schools, corporations, NGOs, government and community.
Without doubt the Conference managed to bring up a lively discussion on the inter dependency of the four drivers which are Education, Networking, Industry Collaboration and Community Development for the Special Education. More than 300 participants which made up of all members of stake holders were present.
We believed that most of the participants of SEC2018 has benefited substantially from the discussions, which would translate into positive benefits to the people with special needs in the enhancement of their participation in the society.