Counselling & Coaching
Fugee School continues collaboration with SOLS organization and with individual psychologist volunteers to provide workshops focused on gender equality, overcoming trauma and developing self-confidence for students.
- In January 2019, Fugee School completed a counseling programme training 10 students as counselors. The course was conducted by Ms. YeeWen Lee. The students learned how to understand the problems and challenges that they might face at this age and how to tackle them and be peer counselors.
- The Grit and Growth Mindset Course along with the Spark Study Course have been conducted by our indefatigable consultant and volunteer, Nazya Hyder. These courses focus on equipping grade 9 students with the mindset needed for success by using research-based steps. The courses have provided the tools for students to thrive in school, home, and socially, as well as the workplace.
- Project Stand Up (PSU), an initiative established by Fugee School alumni, organized and delivered workshops on gender equality between January and March, 2019.
- Emotional intelligence sessions have been delivered once a week by Mr. Fuad, a volunteer and former Fugee School teacher, for grades 8 and 9 to help students grapple with their emotional health.
Fugee Girls Circle
The Fugee Girls Circle has been established after noticing that girls need more support and empowerment to feel and believe that they are capable of what boys can do and are able to become who they want to be in the future. Ms. Jasmine, one of our volunteers, stepped in and developed this methodology to create a safe environment for the girls to discuss their problems, share ideas and feel empowered.
Yoga classes have taken place on a weekly basis for girls between 10 and 16 years old. Conducted by Ms. Varin, one of our volunteers, the practice of yoga has successfully helped students to meditate and relax.
Drum for Hope
Fugee drummers keep improving week after week, learning new beats and rhythms and showing tremendous talent on stage. Established in partnership with Maybank, the programmed allows Fugee students to perform in a host of shows – some of them paid – in 2019 including, but not limited to:
- UNHCR Refugee Day
- Spotlight Gala Fundraising Ball
- UniRazak Graduation Ceremony
- Diversity in the Community – Intermark Mall Performance
- DPAC Empire Damansara
The Football Programme
With World Vision’s support, Fugee School continues the football programme through 2019. Both boys and girls teams have gone through weekly practices in ISKL Melawati, participated in the Faisal Cup (a competition organized by Dignity for Children) and in friendly tournaments organized by Fugee (May 2019) and ISKL (November 2019). At the Faisal Cup, the Fugee Girls team qualified for the semi-finals, while the boys team bagged a second runner-up.
In cooperation with HUMANKIND and individual volunteers, Ms. Poonam Gupta & Ms. Tan Su Cheng, art therapy sessions have been offered to help students from Primary grades to release their stress and fully understand themselves. These sessions have also helped us learn more about our students, enabling us to better support them.
Two prime art initiatives were set up during the reporting period:
- Art therapy through painting
- Art therapy through sandwork
The Homeroom Doers Programme is a unique initiative of Fugee School, to enhance ownership learning, wherein students in Grades 9 with staff support design and plan lessons together in order to exchange knowledge and empower one another.
Homeroom leaders have been facilitating 30-minute lessons thrice a week for those in the lower grade levels.
A student-led initiative, P.E. Coaching is designed to assist primary students practice physical and mental health activities and games. Students in Primary classes play sports and playground games twice a month, purely led by Fugee students from secondary.
Personal Development Workshops
Hand-in-hand with Cybercare, Fugee students 16 and above have been involved in the Self-Empowering and Transition Employability Programme (STEP Programme).
What’s more, Aspire to Inspire, a programme implemented by Small Changes, has provided the opportunity for Fugee students to learn about diverse cultures and the how-tos of communication with the host community. Fugee students have also acquired hard and soft skills which is bound to make them transition-ready post-graduation.