Event will be conducted in English
Regional Development Community Berhad (RDC) is a company limited by guarantee (CLBG) established with the aim of creating sustainable communities across the Asia Pacific region in a holistic approach grounded on the principles of empowerment, inclusion, social justice, and collective action. RDC works together with identified collaborators from these countries via community engagements, business ventures and development projects that are in line with some of the United Nation's Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Currently, RDC has collaborators in 30 Asia Pacific Countries.
In line with SDG 4 target (Quality Education), RDC inspires to build the capacity for education in the communities to improve the opportunities for equal access for all women and men to affordable and quality education. This includes pre-school, elementary/primary school, secondary school, technical, vocational, and tertiary education to provide lifelong learning opportunities for children, youth and adults. In many parts of the Asia Pacific region, there are students who are from the underprivileged families yearning to pursue their studies to improve their lives and the lives of others around them. In Muslim minority countries, the Muslim communities want to have Islamic education in their localities.
RDC has conducted an education survey with their collaborators in 30 Asia Pacific countries. Based on the survey, 12 countries have responded and indicated that they needed an Islamic education for various stages, i.e., pre-school, elementary, secondary schools, and school for special needs (Singapore). The 12 countries are: China, Mongolia, Myanmar, Laos, Cambodia, Taiwan, Timor-Leste, Philippines, New Zealand, Sri Lanka, Japan & Singapore.
Several round table discussions had been conducted with these countries and four (4) countries seek RDC’s assistance to open and/or improve their Islamic education in their countries.
Date : 10-11th September 2022
Theme : “Education is Key to the Development of a Compassionate Society.”
Venue : Senate Hall, MAR Building, International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM), Malaysia
Mode: Hybrid ( Zoom link will be provided)
Objectives of the Conference:
- Importance of Islamic education in developing a compassionate and civilized society.
- Share success stories and challenges of opening Islamic schools and school operations from various countries.
- Extend to countries that have the experience and expertise in running schools to assist countries that want to open Islamic education and/or improve their Islamic education.
Regional Development Community Bhd
International Islamic University Malaysia
In Association With:
Pendidikan Ikram Musleh (IKRAM Musleh)
International Centre for Education Excellence (ICEE)