SJK (C) Kwang Wah wins 2009 DiGi RAP
Learning English made fun for students
PETALING JAYA, 31 MAY 2009: SJK (C) Kwang Wah, Butterworth emerged winner of DiGi's Read.Action.Play (DiGi RAP) 2009 Competition, a nationwide programme aimed at encouraging reading in English among primary school students. SJK (C) Shang Wu, Penang and SK Convent 1 Bukit Nanas, Kuala Lumpur were the first and second runner-ups respectively.
With their clever interpretation of The Four Brothers together with their imaginative and convincing performance, SJK (C) Kwang Wah, which was DiGi RAP 2008 Grand Final winner, has once again succeeded in winning the audience's hearts and judges' votes.
Nikki Lee, DiGi's Head of Youth Segment said: "We are happy to see that the students have not only successfully captured the essence of the folk tale that they have chosen but they've also worked very hard in preparing for their performance - from script writing to developing props and costumes.
"DiGi RAP managed to cultivate not only love for reading in English but also inspire creativity in students. The programme encourages students to find a voice for their thoughts and ideas besides helping to build their confidence and to work as a team," she added.
Started as a pilot project in 2006 in Klang Valley, DiGi RAP had since been extended to include all schools in Peninsular Malaysia. Participation has increased steadily over the last three years. This year, 100 schools participated and they were divided into four regions; Central 1 (Kuala Lumpur), Central 2 (Selangor), Northern (Perlis, Kedah, Penang and Perak), and Southern (Negeri Sembilan, Melaka, Johor,).
After several auditions and special workshops, Regional Finals were held to choose two schools with the highest scores from each region and a wild card entry to pitch their skills at the Grand Finals today. However, this year due to the great performances staged by the participants, two schools were chosen as the wildcard entries.
As the winner, SJK (C) Kwang Wah received DiGi's RAP championship trophy, a desktop computer and printer, MP3 players worth RM599 for each team member, Genting Theme Park Annual Passports as well as one-day unlimited ride passes.
SK Assunta 1 from Petaling Jaya was named as the school with the Most Creative performance. The Best Prop Award was awarded to SK Taman Megah while SK Sacred Heart, Melaka won the Award for Best Costumes. Siti Nur Aqilah bt Sanadi from SK Sacred Heart was named as DiGi RAP 2009 Best Actress.
Established in 1995, DiGi is listed on Bursa Malaysia and is part of the global telecommunications provider, Telenor Group. As the first telco to operate a fully digital mobile network in Malaysia, DiGi focuses on delivering excellent customer experience that are simple, innovative and of best value through DiGi Prepaid, DiGi Postpaid and DiGi Business. Customers can now also enjoy a fresh broadband experience with the launch of DiGi's 3G broadband services. Through its corporate initiative, Deep Green, DiGi is committed to a sustainable business that is fiscally and ecologically responsible to all stakeholders.
Corporate Communications Department.