SHAH ALAM – Headstart Academy was launched today with the signing of the lease agreement between the founder of the Headstart Group, Khairul Razman Ramly and the CEO of PKNS Real Estate, Sr. Fakru Radzi Ab Ghani.
At the launch this morning, participants had the opportunity to listen to Katyana Azman, a child psychologist who serves as an advisor to Headstart Academy. She shared about the importance of early screening and assessment for early intervention in children on the spectrum.
Speaking during the launch of the academy in SACC Mall today, founder Khairul Ramly says that the Headstart Academy & Headstart Therapy, its sister arm, is a program with the facilities and services he would want for his own son while Yayasan Khayr Ayden, is a foundation he established to help underprivileged special needs children and their families.
“The academy focuses on early intervention that utilizes a proven EIP curriculum from the Saint Clare School of Special Education. Saint Clare’s is the longest tenured privately owned special needs education school in Singapore and Headstart utilises their curriculum as the academic basis for learning and education,” says Khairul.
“We will also offer after-class extra-curricular program which will help develop both the mind and body of each child. All our teachers and therapists are well-qualified, trained and experienced in their own respective fields,” he says, adding that the extra-curricular activities include horse-riding, swimming and physiotherapy.
Headstart Academy and Headstart Therapy employs a unique management structure as it is designed as a partnership with management and employees, to empower their teachers, therapists and staff who are passionate about educating and caring for special needs children.
Also speaking at the launch, Sr. Fakru Radzi Ab Ghani expresses support for the initiative by Headstart Academy as education is one of the pillars of PREC’s CSR program. “PREC has always been at the forefront of social responsibility in Shah Alam and generally in Selangor. Since its founding on 26th March 2012, PREC has spent over RM11.5 million in subsidy annually and distributed up to RM100, 000.00 through in-cash and in-kind sponsorship every year.”
Witnesses to the lease signing agreement included Mr. Kelvin Ng and Pr. Prakalathan Kelaver, owners of Saint Clare’s School for Special Education, Mr Adil Yahya, founder of the Autism Café Project as well as a number of parents and stakeholders from the special needs community.
For more information on Headstart Academy, please visit www.headstart.my and for enquiries, please email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 012-8855572.