Heritage Education Made Fun!

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)…

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Integrating Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH) into Non-Formal Education

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.

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Arts Education

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.

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New Age Heritage

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.

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