Ongoing Development of Students (OneDOS)

A Visionary Community Project to Improve Digital Literacy and technology Confidence in Secondary School Children


“ OneDOS A Visionary Community Project to Improve Digital Literacy and Confidence in School Children ” gets students to strengthen their grasp of online education, motivates them to self learn, and reduces the education gap between children from different socio economic levels.

Project aims to decrease learning loss, enhance digital literacy and confidence, and alleviate depression and anxiety related to prolonged remote learning, to support students’ education and prevent dropouts.

Our objectives for our student beneficiaries are to offer instructional tools to enhance their learning experiences and to guide them in utilizing technology and online classes to facilitate self-learning.

Alarming Issues

Student have lost interest in school

The number of students from the poor and middle-class communities that either attended the online classes or returned to the classroom is dropping at an alarming rate as a result of the Covid-19 Pandemic’s disruption of lessons in school. Many parents also expressed concern that their children have lost interest in school even after the government began lifting movement restrictions and reopened educational institutions. In May 2021, the Government has again announced that classes were to be held online to avoid the risk of Covid-19 infections in schools.

Declining Numbers of STEM students

Based on the Science Outlook Report for 2017, the annual tertiary education enrolment in STEM courses was 40 per cent in 2016 from the targeted 60 percent. As for schools, in 2018, 44 per cent of students in schools chose STEM streams compared to 48 per cent in 2012. This issue has been highlighted since the past two years where the numbers of students pursuing STEM has dropped from the targeted level.

With the current Pandemic crisis hitting our country, this issue will be more prevalent and if not managed accordingly from the root cause, i.e. from schools, we will be seeing lesser students entering STEM which would result in the Country facing shortages of STEM experts in the near future.

The Objective

To equip all needy students with devices that will be used for their online school lessons and learning that can increase IT literacy amongst students and strengthen their grasp on online education and to reduce education gap between children of different economic levels.

Need #1: Increased IT literacy to strengthen their grasp of online learning.

Need #2: Reduced the education gap between children from lower and higher socio economic households that has resulted in learning losses due to weaker technology readiness amongst lower socio economic households.

Need #3: To ensure that all children stay in school and stay motivated to learn in the face of negative post economic Covid 19 effects.

Need #4: To safeguard children with knowledge to prevent online sexual exploitation as they increase their time online.


Virtual Learning Study (VLS)

This will expose the students to the technical aspects of digital learning such as laptop usage, online learning platform, basic online security etc. This session is to be conducted via online with physical guidance from the project team at the school IT laboratory.

Group Coaching Session

The session will be including Self Learning Motivation, Time Management, Academic and Technology Confidence, Learning Style Adjustment, and guidance to students to manage online learning challenges by our Certified Coaches.

Purpose Exploration Problem Solving Student Bootcamp

To be conducted online with physical guidance from the project team at the school IT laboratory This will expose the students to a deeper understanding of who they are, what they love, and who they want to become while gaining skills, tools, and mindsets to succeed beyond in both the digital space and in real life.

Target Beneficiaries

The target beneficiaries are 100 Students (B40/M40) in Government Secondary Schools between the ages of 13 to 17 in Malaysia.

Online Learning is the way to go

Either study at school or online, technology does give added values for student to reach information in seconds. Many educators who have been using laptops in the classroom have already discovered the advantages of this versatile tool. The teachers are able to personalize instruction more and the student could ask question without interrupting the class. This provides curriculum support and additional information to students while promoting better organization in keeping track of their assignments.

Formal teaching from school together with coaching and mentoring from the coaches will foster online collaboration with other students, improve students’ computer skills and make learning more interesting for technology-savvy students.

Project Partners

Don’t limit a child to your own learning, for he was born in another time.

~ Rabindranath Tagore