KLPA CANON Malaysia 2021 Award Winners
The distance apart unravels my waking moments! Living far away from my family and friends was never easy. Even though it’s been over a decade of living in Malaysia, I don’t have any close friends. I used to travel but it wasn’t possible anymore due to the pandemic.
It feels scary, all of a sudden I felt helpless and desperate!
Many thoughts constantly raged in my mind. In the event, I was inadvertently exposed to the virus, my son practically has no one else here to care for him, as borders are shut down while my husband was stranded in the UK.
I was feeling lonely, both emotionally and physically. Incarcerated by an unseen threat in the shadows of time. I struggled with daily choices in a sea of financial difficulties, each wave crashing down on the fragile cocoon of life I have woven so far. It all felt like a dream.
I could barely find my feet, maybe sinking into a bottomless pit of depersonalization disorder. Waking up, there was only me, mirrors and a dream I was in.
SHAH ALAM 02 APRIL 2021. Mikaiel Kaiesz, 13, is among the thousands of students who have missed out on face-to-face school sessions for more than six months. This followed the prolonged school closures and the adoption of home-based teaching and learning methods due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
When his school first closed, Mikaiel was 12. He had been preparing for his Primary School Achievement Test, or UPSR, which was the standardized assessment for all Year, 6 students, before they proceed to secondary school. Since the last directive to shut all schools in March this year, the government announced the abolishment of the UPSR.
All of Mikael's class sessions were converted to home-based teaching and learning modules known as PdPR.
It has been a burden for Mikael's parents as they had to provide equipment such as mobile devices while making sure he has a conducive learning environment at home.
It was stressful for him too as he needed to catch up with his lessons online.
His biggest challenge was to adapt to the PdPR framework and to go about his education without physical interaction with teachers. Mikaiel is part of a lost generation of school-going children.
S equals to She,
S equals to Scoliosis,
S equals to Scar.
She's a cheerful person on the outside, full of laughter, happy-go-lucky, you name it all.
But when she reveals the deepest scar on her backbone, it simply goes back to the rawest of her, where she carries all the emotion on her own, but she never let her size define how big her heart is for the world.
EZY AZHAR ZAMZURI
JOHN JING TOW KAM
MUHAMMAD HILMI AWANG
WAN MOHD. FADZLI W. SAMSUDIN
MICHAEL CHEE YEN CHUAN