Teach For Malaysia & PwC: Soft Skills Workshop

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Students, teachers and PwC’s staff posing as “Teach For Malaysia” sign

Mission to empower self-confidence and positive thinking among students

PricewaterCooper (PwC) Johor Bahru’s branch collaborated with Teach For Malaysia (TFM) fellows (teachers) and organised Soft Skills Workshop for their students. This collaboration was one of PwC’s corporate responsibility programme (CSR) planned this year.

A total of 40 Form 4 students from SMK Seri Alam 2 and SMK Taman Nusa Damai participated in the workshop. The students were accompanied by their teachers registered under TFM. They were welcomed by Manohar Johnson, one of the partners of PwC. Also present during the workshop were the staffs of PwC.

At the beginning of the workshop, the students and teachers were briefed on the workshop’s activities for the day before being introduced to their facilitators. The facilitators were volunteer staffs of PwC. The students were divided into 8 groups, and 5 students were assigned to a facilitator and formed a small team.

Staffs of PwC volunteered as facilitators

Each team worked on building up their confidence level and teamwork skills. The students were given a piece of paper to write down their strengths and top characteristics, and were encouraged to embrace it to boost their confidence. They were taught to eliminate their weaknesses and continue to always think positively in every aspects of life. This workshop also gave opportunities to the students to express their thoughts and stories through public presentation and public speaking sessions.

Before the day ended, the students and teachers were given a tour around the PwC’s office and were treated to pizza for lunch.