Handling the Intangibles: Heritage Management in George Town
Heritage Education Made Fun!
Penang Monthly - July 2019
In order for the learning to have a prolonged impact, it cannot be just about getting the grade. “The thing with culture is, you can’t just talk about it and not do it,” says Foo Wei Meng, programme manager at Arts-ED. “It’s a way of living. You can’t just tell the kids, ‘Learn how uncle does this.’ They’ll only do it for fun one time – there’s no sustainability. This is the reality of kids nowadays – they’re learning it to get it over and done with.”
Integrating Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH) into Non-Formal Education
Penang Monthly - March 2019
Over the years and outside the classroom, several local organisations have come up with creative ways to make learning fun for youths. In Penang, Arts-ED, a non-profit organisation that innovates community-based arts and culture education; and George Town World Heritage Incorporated (GTWHI), the state agency for heritage that protects and promotes George Town’s architectural and cultural inheritance; work together to organise the Cultural Heritage Education Programme (CHEP)…
ichcap.org - Nov 2018
ICHCAP’s Associate Expert B.B.P. Hosmillo interviewed Charis Loke, a teacher and artist from Malaysia, after the 2018 NGO Conference in Hue, Vietnam. Loke is an artist programmer and junior trainer at Arts-ED Penang, where she designs and implements community-based arts and culture education for the youth. The following is an excerpt from an interview with Loke about integrating ICH into non-formal education in Penang, Malaysia.
New Age Heritage
BFM podcast - June 2016
Arts-ED is a Penang-based, non-profit organization which empower youth in the community through programmes and curriculums in the arts. Last year, Arts-ED won the UNESCO Wen Hui Award for Educational Excellence and Cultural Expression. Here to tell us more about Arts-ED is programme manager Chen Yoke Pin and Arts-Ed alumnus Khoo Teng Shin, who is currently a final year student in medicine and surgery at Universiti Malaya.
The Star - May 2014
Our education system is partly to blame for the lack of interest in Malaysian heritage. It is a sentiment shared by both Elizabeth Cardosa, executive director of Badan Warisan Malaysia (BWM) and Chen Yoke Pin, programme manager of Penang-based Arts-ED.
While students get their fill of history in school, Chen thinks the design of the syllabus isn’t exciting and interesting enough to create a lasting impression.