HP Inc. today announced that SK Saujana Utama won the HP Little Makers Challenge. The creative challenge reinvents learning experiences through print for children between ages 5–12. The challenge saw participation from 92 schools and 31 art centres nationwide to promote learning powered by HP DeskJet Ink Advantage 3700 Printer through a series of eight challenges covering arts, geography, biology, astronomy, and other subjects.
HP said it received 18,600 submissions, with over 90,000 activity hours spent between parents, teachers and children. The winner SK Saujana Utama comprises students aged 7–12 and their teachers, took home MYR20,000 in prizes consisting of HP PC and print innovation. They were selected based on the highest number of submissions for all eight challenges.
“We’re so happy to be chosen as the winners for the HP Little Makers Challenge. As soon as the first HP Little Makers Challenge was released, the kids were hooked! The challenges allowed them to be creative with their art projects while also exploring science. The learning formats could also be easily incorporated into their syllabus,” said Cikgu Mawar Mohamad, teacher from SK Saujana Utama.
The print-based learning challenge in line with the Malaysian Ministry of Education’s focus on technology-based learning.
The challenge was created in line with local findings from HP’s New Asian Learning Experience Study, which revealed that Malaysian parents believe that their children can benefit from immersive learning experiences.
David Hollands, HP’s Education Industry Strategy Manager Asia Pacific and Japan, said that Asian millennial parents want their children to develop strong social skills, be the best at what they do, and be happy. He added that future-proofing their children is the greatest concern for all parents.
Malaysian parents rate discipline, open mindedness and intelligence, amongst others, as most important traits for their children to develop in order to be successful adults.
They also believe the their children must be prepared for a transition to digital learning environments.
“As a parent and at HP Inc., we understand the importance that Malaysian parents place on their role in facilitating effective learning outcomes. We want to support parents in raising our future leaders by providing the right information, technology and learning experiences to ensure they have the required skillsets for workplaces of the the future,” said Fayza Mohamed Amin, Malaysia Managing Director of HP Inc.
For more information about HP DeskJet Ink Advantage Printers and HP Little Makers Challenge, visit HP Inc. Malaysia’s Facebook page – www.facebook.com/HPmalaysia/