Funding Opportunity: Regional TechCamp Workshop: Countering Disinformation

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE U.S. EMBASSY KUALA LUMPUR Notice of Funding Opportunity   Funding Opportunity Title:  Regional TechCamp Workshop: Countering Disinformation Funding Opportunity Number: SMY-300-FY19-Tech Deadline for Applications: 08/31/2019 Total Amount Available:  Up to $100,000  A. PROGRAM DESCRIPTION The Public Affairs Section (PAS) of the U.S. Embassy in Kuala Lumpur announces an open competition for …

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Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri from U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur

This year, the staff of the U.S. Embassy in Kuala Lumpur is honoring the Malaysian tradition of weaving ketupats in the spirit of celebrating Eid and sharing the experience with their friends from the Rumah Penghulu Abu Seman – a local landmark that is one of the oldest surviving traditional Malay houses located in the …

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U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur launches the first Access program for college students in Kota Bharu, Kelantan

On April 11, 2019, U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur launched the English Access Microscholarship program at Kolej Islam Antarabangsa Sultan Ismail Petra (KIAS). Forty bright students from economically disadvantaged backgrounds were selected to participate in this two-year program. The Access program, funded by the U.S. State Department Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, integrates cross-curricular approaches …

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English teachers in Kuala Lumpur learn new teaching techniques from English Language Fellow Rose Graves

On April 9, EL Fellow Rose Graves presented a hands-on, interactive workshop on the topic of Differentiated Instruction for approximately 50 primary school teachers at Jinjang Tengah school in Kuala Lumpur. Workshop participants had the opportunity to try out activities that help to meet the needs of individual students, with a focus on incorporating critical …

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Malaysia’s 2019 South East Asia Youth Leadership Program (SEAYLP)

Congratulations to our 2019  #SEAYLP  cohorts! This year 5 students and 1 adult mentor from the states of  #Perak  and  #Pahang  will be leaving in April for a three-week U.S. based exchange program at the  Nothern Illinois University  (NIU), DeKalb, Illinois followed by a study tour in Washington D.C. The students from the state of Perak are Muhammad Afiq bin Abdul …

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Access students learn about studying in the USA and experience the snow walk at i-City, Klang

Forty Access students and teachers from Sekolah Menengah Agama Rompin, Pahang travelled to Kuala Lumpur for their 3-day educational trip and enhancement activities from March 21-23, 2019. Among the places they visited were  MACEE and a I-City in Klang. At MACEE, Education Advisor Fiona Teo gave a presentation to the Access students on the merits …

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English Language Specialist Marsha Chan conducts a series of teacher training workshops in Johor and Sabah

English Language Specialist (ELSpec) Marsha Chan, an author and consultant at Sunburst Media in California, conducted a series of teacher training workshops in Johor and Sabah from January 23 through 28, 2019. The program, sponsored by the U.S. Embassy and in collaboration with Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Keningau Vocational College and the State Education Offices of …

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Kami Sayang Teacher

Last year, as part of the Fulbright English Teacher Assistant (ETA) program, 100 young Americans taught English to students throughout Malaysia.  Our friends at TV3 were there to capture this experience and have produces Kami Sayang Teacher, a 10-part docu-series covering their adventures. The ETA Programs place Fulbrighters in classrooms abroad to provide assistance to the …

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Restoring the Role of the Nation-State in the Liberal International Order

Remarks Michael R. Pompeo Secretary of State German Marshall Fund Brussels, Belgium December 4, 2018 SECRETARY POMPEO: Thank you, Ian, for the kind introduction. Good morning to all of you; thank you for joining me here today. It’s wonderful to be in this beautiful place, to get a chance to make a set of remarks about …

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English Language Fellow Rose Graves leads English activities for Access students in Rompin, Pahang

English Language Fellow Rose Graves conducted events over two days at SMA Rompin high school in Pahang, Malaysia from August 29 through 30. She conducted an interactive lesson for the school’s 40 Access students using materials from the State Department’s American English website focusing on American slang expressions and identifying cultural values through idioms. The Fellow also gave an interactive, all-school presentation …

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Scenes from Malaysia’s “Lost Skatepark”

In late June, pro skateboarders Jimmy Cao and Cheryl Jumao-as travelled to Malaysia as part of the State Department’s Sports Diplomacy program. The week-long engagement directly reached more than 500 youth skaters throughout Malaysia, both on the peninsula and the island of Borneo.  While here, they programmed with the country’s Ministry of Youth and Sports and the Royal Malaysian …

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Malaysia’s 2018 South East Asia Youth Leadership Program (SEAYLP)

The Southeast Asia Youth Leadership Program (SEAYLP) is a three-week U.S.-based exchange program for high school students (ages 15-17) and adult mentors from ASEAN member countries, funded by U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. SEAYLP fosters mutual understanding, respect, and civic engagement among young Americans and their international peers.  During the …

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Cultural Affairs Officer congratulates E-Teacher alumni at the U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur

On February 27, the Public Affairs Section hosted an E–Teacher Certificate Ceremony for four alumni who recently completed their 8-week English language teaching online courses offered by several U.S. universities. Cultural Affairs Officer Michael Quinlan welcomed the participants and discussed a range of public diplomacy programs, encouraging them to work together on projects such as English camps or teacher training for their students and …

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Ambassador Lakhdhir Visits Kedah

On her first official visit to Kedah, Ambassador Lakhdhir had an audience with Sultan Sallehuddin Ibni Almarhum Sultan Badlishah and Crown Prince Tunku Sarafuddin Badlishah Ibni Sultan Sallehuddin at the Istana Anak Bukit. Ambassador Lakhdhir also paid a courtesy call to Chief Minister Dato’ Seri DiRaja Ahmad Bashah Md Hanipah and Executive Councilor Datuk Suraya …

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Changing Faces Women’s Leadership Seminar 2018

Applications now open for the 2018 Seminar Deadline: Tuesday, February 6, 2018 When women are empowered to exercise leadership at all levels, it is not just in the service of women but also as a contribution to the betterment of society as a whole. In particular, women’s labor force participation and entrepreneurship are increasingly salient factors …

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Public Affairs section launches the second cohort of the Embassy’s English Access Microscholarship program in Pahang

The Cultural Affairs Officer (CAO) Michael Quinlan together with Ustaz Abu Bakar bin Mat Saad, Senior Director of Education of Pahang Islamic Department (JAIP), launched the second cohort of the Embassy’s English Access Microscholarship program at Sekolah Menengah Agama Rompin in Pahang on October 13, 2017. About 80 people attended the launch, including the Access …

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ACIDIC tours Malaysia

Young, energetic indie rock band ACIDIC from Southern California toured Kuala Lumpur, Kuching and Kota Kinabalu from September 4-9 under the Department of State Arts Envoy program. The band performed three major concerts at Taylor’s University, Kuching Waterfront, Sarawak and Suria Black Box in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah. They also did two workshops at two private music colleges. Acidic participated in …

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Embassy Kuala Lumpur hosts Access Teacher Training Workshop in Langkawi, Kedah

In collaboration with PAS Kuala Lumpur, Sekolah Menengah Agama Rompin (SMAR) hosted the first ever Access Teacher Training workshop in Malaysia from August 27-30 in Langkawi, Kedah. This training workshop was aimed at equipping the new and potential Access teachers with current teaching methodologies for Access classes and at the same time connecting them with teachers …

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