When we were facing total lockdown during the MCO, a few Malaysian students took up an International challenge to pen down their thoughts.
As a result, Tanish Kumareswaran aged 10, from Kuala Lumpur had created a proud moment for Malaysians and won a BRONZE AWARD at the ROYAL COMMONWEALTH ESSAY COMPETITION.
The Queen’s Commonwealth Essay Competition is the world’s oldest schools’ international writing competition, managed by The Royal Commonwealth Society since 1883.
Every year, it offers all Commonwealth youth aged 18 and under the opportunity to express their hopes for the future, opinions of the present, and thoughts on the past, through the written word.
The competition is used by individuals and teachers to build confidence, develop writing skills, support creativity and encourage critical thinking, using literacy to empower young people to become global citizens.
Tanish had participated in the competition together with a few others from EUTTAC LEARNING CENTRE, during the MCO period. He had put in lots of effort by gathering sufficient information
The theme for the year 2019 was on Climate Action and Commonwealth.
Tanish winning entry was “In 2019 students from more than 100 countries walked out of school to protect climate change. How can young people get their voices heard and make a difference?”
It was a proud moment when his voice was heard and made him a bronze winner in such a prestigious society.
Malaysia had witnessed a gold award winner, Ms Mei Fong, a prominent writer, many years ago. She was invited for this ceremony for a keynote address and she had congratulated Tanish for his achievement.
The award for Gold and Silver was awarded by Duchess of Cornwall via a virtual award giving ceremony recently. It was truly a proud moment and historical too. The winners are from various parts of the globe. Their entries were read out by famous personalities. Kudos to all the winners.
A proud moment indeed.
The entire competition advocates literacy among younger generation. As for Malaysian Parents and Children, it is time to start putting emphasis on reading and acquiring knowledge. Besides that, it is also essential to start encouraging the younger generation to express their opinion strongly on various issues in the global now.
Education is not confined to passing examination alone. Ability to think, apprehend and comprehend makes a lot of difference. These abilities would definitely create a better society.
In EUTTAC LEARNING CENTRE, we believe thinking is a skill and we encourage students to be expressive and vocal in various issues.
EUTTAC LEARNING CENTRE is the brainchild of Ms. Umadevi, a language teacher of 20 years. She has started her very own language centre and, she promotes soft skills and personality development with English as a platform to communicate.
Tanish, you truly deserve this award and we want to see you as a Gold Award Winner soon. Make the country proud of you, little Hero!