It’s the beginning of a new age of inclusion and diversity, as Malaysian-based edutech company ReSkills formally forges a formal partnership with the Negeri Sembilan Deaf Association (NESDA).
Representatives from both ReSkills and NESDA signed a Memorandum of Agreement at NESDA’s headquarters in Seremban, Negeri Sembilan last Sunday. Under the MOA, ReSkills pledged to allow NESDA members complimentary access to all their programs on all their educational platforms.
The ceremony also kickstarted the beginning of ReSkills’ new Deaf Learning Department. This is a special department to provide special learning services in line with the needs and requirements of the community.
“We are very thankful to have this partnership with ReSkills. Education is the key to empowerment, and our members will definitely appreciate having this easy-to-use learning platform to improve their skills,” said NESDA president Amin Zuhaili bin Mansor.
During the ceremony, members of NESDA were given demonstrations on how to use ReSkill’s online learning platform. They were shown how using it could improve their day-to-day life.
ReSkills CEO Jin Tan said he was delighted to have achieved this partnership with NESDA, as it was in line with his company’s social initiatives. According to him, ReSkills’s community outreach was guided by the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, and their actions today were in line with Goal 4 (Quality Education) and Goal 8 (Decent Work and Economic Growth).
Tan elaborated that his company believed education should be available to all. They would keep on working to promote access to education to people from all walks of life.
“It has taken many long discussions and meetings before we can finally roll out deaf learning on our platform. I’m grateful to my team for all their hard work in making this happen,” said Tan. “We believe we will be able to create a wonderful learning environment for deaf society with NESDA. We look forward to empowering more people through knowledge and learning new skills.”
NESDA is a local self-help organization run and organized by members of the deaf community. It’s objective is to increase the standard of living for the deaf community, in terms of knowledge, skills, sports, human rights and leadership activities.