March 10, 2013 | The Star |
KHAN Academy, a not-for-profit organisation, and 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) recently signed an agreement to translate selected educational videos into Bahasa Malaysia.
This will enable quality videos from the academy to reach a wider audience among Malaysian schoolchildren.
The United States-based academy’s videos have been translated into over 50 languages and 1MDB has taken a proactive step to have videos aligned to the Malaysian education syllabus translated into the national language.
Its chief executive officer Datuk Shahrol Halmi said, “We view education as an inclusive tool to a brighter future, and this is one of the ways we can contribute towards making education more accessible to all."
He added that the Khan Academy videos are known for their simple approach to complex information. He hoped that schoolchildren and teachers will find the videos a useful addition to their existing classroom activities or study methods.
Meanwhile, Khan Academy president and chief operating officer Shantanu Sinha said they were committed to maintaining the academy's mission of "providing a world class education for everyone, everywhere" by providing translation and localisation of its video lessons.
"Over six million students each month use our resources across the world," said Sinha.
Selected videos will be translated in phases over time and is available on the Khan Academy Bahasa Malaysia channel at https://www.youtube.com/user/KhanAcademyBMalaysia.
- Excerpt reproduced with the permission of The Star, Malaysia