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Asean youth get creative with ICT: Cyberkids Camp in Malaysia

AvantiKumar | Dec. 3, 2013
The fifth annual Asean Cyberkids Camp, organised by MCMC and Maxis, gathers 70 students and teachers in Malaysia.

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Photo - Participants of the ASEAN Cyberkids Camp 2013 giving a special performance during the closing ceremony.

 

Malaysian telecom Maxis together with the Ministry of Communications and Multimedia Malaysia (KKMM) and the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC)  recently held the fifth Asean Cyberkids Camp [ACC] 2013, which gathered 51 students and 19 students to focus on technology, gadgets and innovation.

The minister of Communications and Multimedia Malaysia YB Dato' Sri Ahmad Shabery Cheek attended the closing ceremony of the ACC 2013, along with MCMC chief officer, services & support, YM Tengku Zaib Raja Ahmad; Maxis chairman YM Raja Tan Sri Dato' Seri Arshad Raja Tun Uda; and Maxis chief executive officer Morten Lundal.

"With his year's theme 'Impacting lives with technology', the participants get to be creative while being educated about the latest ICT tools," said Maxis's Arshad. "For instance, one of the modules is about developing Android applications."

"This knowledge is not only relevant - it can also be readily applied," he said. "This is a prime example of our rapidly changing environment, where technology is used as a key enabler in changing lives. It's difficult to imagine living life without the use of technology - without the use of mobile phones to say hello, or even without the use of the Internet as a quick, fact-checking tool."

The Maxis Cyberkids Camp, which established in 2002, began as a local event. Asean ministers then endorsed the initiative at a regional level at the TELMIN (ASEAN Telecommunications and IT Ministers) Conference in August 2008, which has now reached out to more than 351 students and 124 students through the Asean region.

 

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