On the BOLD Programme
The BOLD Programme will provide 2,000 children with internet-enabled devices and a structured learning support programme. The learning support programme is based on MYReaders’ Literacy Toolkit which is set in the Malaysian context and structured to help children build up foundational skills step-by-step through Phonics, Reading Fluency, and Comprehension.
To facilitate the learning support programme, a total of 1,600 volunteer tutors will be recruited and trained to deliver one-to-one remediation remotely via WhatsApp or phone calls using the MYReaders Literacy Toolkit that contains practical tools to provide effective literacy intervention.
Yayasan PETRONAS is the owner of the BOLD Programme. We are a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) arm of PETRONAS. Our mission is to enrich lives for a sustainable future. We aim to deliver sustainable impact, improving the quality of life and socio-economic outcomes for communities across Malaysia through our focus areas in Education, Community Well-being and Development, and the Environment.
MYReaders is the implementation partner of Yayasan PETRONAS for BOLD. We are a non-profit organisation, registered under the Registrar of Societies Malaysia (ROS, No. PPM-014-10-11122015) on 11 December 2015. Our purpose is to enable children to achieve agency through literacy. Our mission is to empower children, through communities, by providing structured and sustainable reading programmes.
Volunteer Tutor Application and Requirements
If you are an individual who wishes to address the current learning needs of children and create long-term impact among B40 communities, BOLD offers a fully supported opportunity to do so.
We are looking for individuals based anywhere in Malaysia who:
- Are patient and able to work with children
- Are familiar with WhatsApp & Google Drive
- Are physically and emotionally able to commit to reading with a child for 90 minutes a week, for 14 weeks (in a span of 4 months)
- Are proficient in English and able to communicate in BM and/or first language of community served
- Have no criminal record, especially pertaining to the safety of children
You will receive an acceptance email from firstname.lastname@example.org and you are required to confirm your availability for training and the programme. If you do not receive any email from BOLD within 20 business days of your application, your application may be considered unsuccessful.
Volunteer Tutor Expectations
To ensure that the learning support provided to students is of high-quality, all volunteer tutors are expected to complete a 1.5 hour self-paced Volunteer Tutor Training Module, attend a one-hour tutorial session, and participate in the official virtual onboarding session.
Upon completion of the above training, you will need to commit to a minimum of 15 consecutive weeks (14 reading sessions + 1 introductory session) with your assigned child. Each weekly reading session will be 1.5 hours, and volunteer tutors are highly encouraged to spend some time preparing for the session beforehand.
Each volunteer tutor will be assigned to a Programme Coordinator who will monitor and track volunteer tutors’ and students’ progress on a weekly basis to offer feedback and support.
To ensure that we are accountable to our beneficiaries, a feedback/complaints mechanism will be established with the students and their parents, which may include feedback on their respective volunteer tutors.
Volunteer Tutor Management
Your feedback will be reviewed promptly by Yayasan PETRONAS and MYReaders and handled with full confidentiality. We will acknowledge your feedback within 10 business days and revert with an official response soon after.