Shahida Abdul-Samad (Ms)
Integrated Childhood Education
Focal Point for LVE
Phone: +603-5630 0800
Fax: +603-5630 0570
In April 2009, LVEP Malaysia took part in the National Values Education Conference in Canberra Australia. Shahida was invited to conduct two workshops at the conference where participants were able to get a flavor of LVEP and the process of the trainings that we conduct.
In November 2009, LVEP Malaysia assisted our sister organization, LVEP Indonesia, in conducting the LVEP Train the Trainer workshop for representatives from NGOs from all over Indonesia.
In 2010 we plan to deepen our existing efforts with the kindergartens by emphasizing the importance of implementing as many values activities as possible as well as educating parents about the program.
Living Values Education in Malaysia (LVE) is in its 7th year of implementation. Since its representation at the veryfirst Living Values Educational Initiative Train-the-Trainer session in 1997 at the Global Retreat Centre in Oxford, England, the Malaysian team has never looked back!
In Malaysia, Noble Integrated Childhood Education (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd. (NICE) is the national representative for Living Values Education in Malaysia. It is headed by Ms. Shahida Abdul-Samad who also assists in LVEP activities in the region of South East Asia. NICE is an Institution of Higher Learning accredited by the Ministry of Education Malaysia and the Selangor State Department of Education.
This collaborative effort between LVEP and NICE, is our response to the call of our Minister of Education in 1994, the Honorable Dato' Seri Najib Tun Razak, to do "something" for our future generations:
"Seeing that we have slightly more than five years left before the 21st Century, we certainly have a lot of work ahead of us. We believe that it is our duty and responsibility of our present generation to do something for our future generations. We would have failed in our endeavours if we do not respond positively to this call of duty."
Forum on Future Generations
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
22-23 Dec, Selangor: LVEP TTE for teachers from Sri Dasmesh School Core team of 30 teachers for private school in Kuala Lumpur.
10-11,13-14 Nov, Selangor: LVEP TTE for Sri KDU Smart School The participants consisted mainly of new teachers. Many expressed the benefits of the reflection and how it made them relate to their inner values. They recommended that this program be conducted for all parents and caregivers.
17-18 Oct, Pahang: Intro to LVEP for Kindergarten (Tabika) teachers under the Ministry of National Unity and Social Development This was a first for us as the training was done completely in Bahasa Melayu. It was very well received and more trainings for the Ministry of National Unity and Social Development are expected in 2004.
12-14 Sept, Selangor: LVEP TTE for SRI KDU Smart School Facilitated by Shahida, Hamidah Merican and Pauline George. Participants felt that they gained so much in these three days and experienced the magic of LVEP work!
6-8 Sept, Selangor: LVEP TTE for SRI KDU Smart School Malaysia's premier Smart School, Sri KDU aims to introduce a values-based educational system in 2004. The principal was totally committed to the aims and objectives of LVEP and she sent all the teaching staff to attend the program. Session facilitated by Shahida, Kana (Singapore Country Coordinator) and Patricia The.
12 Aug, Penang: LVEP Introduction Talk for ASEAN participants Mathematics and Science teachers from nine ASEAN countries attended a three-hour introduction to LVEP. Facilitated by Ruth Liddle, South Korea Country Coordinator.
11 Aug, Penang: Introduction to LVEP for counselors of Penang State Education A one day workshop for secondary school counselors was held at RECSAM, Penang. Facilitated by Ruth Liddle, South Korea Country Coordinator.
10 Aug, Penang: Talk on Keeping the Balance for a Caring Society Public Talk for parents and caregivers. Facilitated by Ruth Liddle, South Korea Country Coordinator.
9 Aug, Penang: Parenting Skills at Zhineng Qigong Center A session with parents and caregivers of young children. Facilitated by Ruth Liddle, South Korea Country Coordinator.
9 Aug, Penang: Youth Session A three and a half hour youth session in Penang. Facilitated by Ruth Liddle, South Korea Country Coordinator.
7-8 June, Selangor: TTE for Peter& Jane Kindergarten After the training of all the teachers and staff, Patricia, the owner of the kindergarten, mentioned how much easier it was to manage the kindergartens with less conflicts and a more responsible staff. This session was facilitated by Shahida and Kana.
Shahida Abdul-Samad of Malaysia jointly conducted this Seminar in Beijing. Living Values has a core group of LVE trainers that travel around the world to conduct Training programs.
Shahida Abdul Samad of Malaysia is the regional representative of the Living Values Education (LVE). She comes with an impressive international background in values training having worked with some of the world's largest multinational corporations such as Exxon Mobil Corporation and USA Today. She was instrumental in implementing the Vision and Values Program for Exxon Mobil Companies in Malaysia and implemented quality initiatives which brought about cost efficiencies and increased productivity in the organization.
In the last 5 years, she has trained numerous educators and policy makers in the Living Values Education (LVE) worldwide. She has shared her knowledge and expertise with educators and policy makers in implementing values-based educational systems in Singapore (Association for Early Childhood Educators), Lebanon (at UNESCO's Arab Regional Seminar in Beirut on Quality Based Education), France (at UNESCO's International Workshop on Integrating Values in Early Childhood Programs) and more recently in Beijing (at the Beijing Institute of Education).
Shahida also heads IQRA International Institute in Malaysia, a college of higher learning that stresses on values-based educational approaches. She sits on the Board of Directors of 3OPP, a local manufacturer and supplier of I.T. and telecommunication equipment. She obtained both her B.Sc. (Finance) and M.B.A. and graduated with Distinction from University of Nevada, Reno, U.S.A. She was recently accepted by Oxford University, U.K. to pursue her post-graduate work in values-based education.
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