Smart Reader Kids® Hallam, the latest addition to the Smart Reader Kids® family of early years education centres, is set to open its doors on May 5th, 2023. Managed by franchisee, Ashley Ong, the centre currently offers the Smart Reader®’s award winning programmes to the children of Hallam. The grand opening was officiated by The Honorable Datuk Seri Salahuddin Bin Ayub, Minister of Domestic Trade and Cost Of Living Malaysia.
Also gracing the auspicious event were His Excellency Mr Nik Muhammad Nasyron Syah Bin Nik Daud, Consul General of Malaysia in Melbourne; The Venerable Dato’ Rohaizi Bin Bahari, Director of Trade, Distribution and Business Sector, Ministry of Domestic Trade and Cost Of Living Malaysia; Mr Ahmad Sabki Bin Yusof, Chairman of Companies Commission of Malaysia (SSM); Datuk Dr. Radzali bin Hassan, Chairman of Malaysian Franchise Association (MFA); Mr Nathanael Kitingan, President of Australia Malaysia Business Council of Victoria Australia; and the Management of Smart Reader Worldwide; Dato Sri Dr Richard Ong, Mr Kevan Ong and Mr Keefe Ong.
In his opening speech, Datuk Seri Salahuddin mentioned that over the years, Australia has experienced changes in its demography with a growing Asia-based trade and consumer segment. The expansion of Smart Reader® Worldwide into Australia since 2015 is a great example of the government’s initiative to bring Malaysian franchises abroad to the international market and to serve the current market demand. The Smart Reader Kids® franchise fraternity’s success in expanding into foreign frontiers is due to the organisation’s emphasis on quality, innovation, and excellence. Smart Reader Kids® first established its presence with the opening of the Smart Reader® International Language and Enrichment Centre in Deepdene. It went on to set up its first kindergarten and childcare centre, Smart Reader Kids® Yara Junction, in Yara Valley. Smart Reader Kids® Hallam is the fourth centre to be established in Australia.
In his welcoming speech, Dato’ Sri Dr Richard Ong mentioned that the Melbourne centre was part of the organisation’s efforts to expand its ideas and visions further across the globe. He added that among other previous centres, which had commenced operations in the past few years, Smart Reader Kids® centres in Australia received an overwhelming response from local and foreign students and tremendous support from the parents of the local community.
The guests were serenaded by the performance of the wonderful children of Smart Reader Kids Hallam. They sang their favourite school song ‘We Are Smart Reader Kids’ showing the crowd their love and joy for their place of learning. Truly deserving of the tagline ‘Every Child’s Dream School’.
For nearly 30 years, the programmes launched by Smart Reader® Worldwide has benefitted hundreds of thousands of children across the globe. It is a brand that has received the thumbs-up from countless parents. Smart Reader Kids® is a well-established brand that has been providing high-quality educational programmes for children since 2000. With over 150,000 students educated and over 30,000 teachers trained, it is one of the largest chain of child enrichment centres in the world; establishing its presence in countries across the South East Asia, Middle East, and Australasia continents.
Smart Reader® Australasia, the master franchisee of Smart Reader Kids in Australia, plans to continue growing its presence with its eyes set on development in the New South Wales, Australian Capital Territory (ACT), and Victoria states. The opening of Smart Reader Kids® Hallam is an exciting development for the community, as it will provide children with access to high-quality educational programmes that will help them develop a love for learning and prepare them for the future.
Source: Smart Reader Worldwide