Keeping ourselves apart since school days

3 04 2012

 

Learn from the kids!

 

  • Yesterday I sent my 16-year girl to SEGI College in Kota Damansara to attend a public speaking seminar. I left here there at 0900 and picked her up at about 400pm. Within the few hours that she was there she made some new friends. By the time I came her new friends were posing with her taking pictures as if they had been friends for a long time. That was the first time they met. I smiled when I say the two Chinese girls and an Indian girl posing with her and they exchange hugs just as they were leaving. Imagine if this relationship were to be fostered further during their school days and the impact it has on the nation.
  • Moral of the story is that the children did not see the racial divide between them. Unfortunately we adults argue everything on the basis of ethnicity. Why is that many of us when we were kids did not treat all Malaysian the same and when we grew up all the commonalities are gone. The short scene that I saw at SEGI only shows that children being the next generation leaders of our nation must be kept together as much as possible. The first 12 years of school life is a good starting point. Vernacular schools must open up their intake and accommodate at least 51% of their intake to the Malays. The government schools must find ways to have more non-Malay students and teachers.

 


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