School Snaps: AISM Year 6 Student’s Aspirations Gain PM’s Attention

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Year 6 AISM student Reese Matthew Kam, is the youngest of five winners chosen in a competition to illustrate the Transformasi Nasional (TN50) logo. The competition challenged participants to design the logo with one’s aspiration for the nation in year 2050, and 10-year-old Reese’s aspiration for a truly united yet diverse Malaysia won the support of Prime Minister Dato’ Seri Najib Razak.

Some 500 people attended the TN50 Launch event, which was held at the Alya International Gallery in Bukit Kiara was hosted by Youth and Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin. The TN50 Circles of the Future is a program where youth and senior experts collaborate to develop ideas for TN50, Malaysia’s Vision for 2020 to 2050.

Reese studies under the AISM’s Gifted and Talented Program, which aims to create learning experiences that consider students’ unique talents, interests, abilities, and learning preferences in order to accelerate learning beyond the core curriculum.

A version of this article was originally published in The Expat magazine (July 2017) which is available online or in print via a free subscription.

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