Launch of Digital Campus 2015 - Empowering Youths to Move at the Speed of Technology

by - Thursday, October 01, 2015

For me, education is something that worth to invest in. I always told myself to keep learning and improving because success is a journey and not a destination. Nowadays, IT is something that everyone must have knowledge of it. Kids nowadays as young as 2 years old already know how to use iPad. Instead of letting the younger generation to use technology for an unproductive activity, guiding them and let them explore the world is never a mistake.

For many, the world is limitless at their fingertips but for just as many, it stops at the gadgets they use and the games they play. The future will be made by creators, not consumers. Hence, the need for Digital Campus (DC). Back for its second year in the running, the multi-tiered initiative is organised by Eduspec Holdings Berhad and Youth On Unity (Y.O.U.), and supported by CyberSecurity Malaysia and the Ministry of Education. 

(L-R) Vice President of Outreach & Capacity Building CyberSecurity Malaysia, Lt Col Mustaffa bin Ahmad; CEO of Eduspec Holdings Bhd, E H Lim; Chairman of Youth on Unity (Y.O.U.), Mohd Nazifuddin bin Dato' Sri Mohd Najib; Senior Assistant Director of Information Communication Technology (ICT) Department, Ministry of Education and Director of Eduspec Holdings Bhd, Tan Sri Dato Haji Ali Muddin bin Haji Mohd Dom unveiling  Digital Campus 2015.

Chairman of Youth on Unity (Y.O.U.), Mohd Nazifuddin bin Dato' Sri Mohd Najib Lim giving a speech about Digital Campus 2015.

"Our mission and singular passion is to empower youths to create and innovate with technology. We intend to expand to other ASEAN countries as we believe that all youths have to think digitally to better their world. And we thought what better way to do that than by opening it up to our neighbouring countries?" said E H Lim, CEO of Eduspec Holdings Berhad. 

"This also opens up more opportunities for youths regardless of where they come from which is ultimately our aim in spreading digital knowledge and exposure," he added. 

The main highlight will be the three competitions opened to students from across ASEAN.
Students are encouraged to represent their schools in the competition categories of their choice. They can either take part in WeCode the coding contest; International Robothon the robotics challenge; or in the Digital Art and Animation contest. Each contest is carefully crafted to bring out the best creative output in youths digitally.

(L-R) CEO of Eduspec Holdings Bhhd, E H Lim; Chairman of Youth on Unity (Y.O.U.), Mohd Nazifuddin bin Dato' Sri Mohd Najib; Vice President of Outreach & Capacity Building CyberSecurity Malaysia, Lt Col Mustaffa bin Ahmad and Senior Assistant Director of Information Communication Technology (ICT) Department, Ministry of Education, Mohd Yong officiating Digital Campus 2015.

Digital Campus is a platform for Malaysian youths to learn and develop their creativity and innovation via digital education and in turn, apply that knowledge to real life.
This year, however, sets the stage to be bigger as Digital Campus ASEAN edition is introduced. The ASEAN edition of DC will see a greater number of participants as the events namely contests in coding, robotics, and digital art and animation would be spread across three countries; Malaysia, Indonesia, and Vietnam.

For WeCode, teams are challenged to explore and come up with their own original creation be it a game, entertainment piece or animation programme for primary students; or a mobile game or edutainment app for secondary students. Zach Marks, who conceptualised and founded Grom Social at the age of 11, will make an appearance as well during the finals.

(L-R) Panel of industry experts Atiq Rahman, former Robotics champion at National and regional level; Azizul Hakim (Joe),  from Glue Studios; Christopher Tock, Owner of Social Grooves enlightening the guests and media more about coding, robotics and digital animation.

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