"If anyone travels on a road in search of knowledge, Allah will cause him to travel on one of the roads of Paradise. The angels will lower their wings in their great pleasure with one who seeks knowledge, the inhabitants of the heavens and the Earth and the fish in the deep waters will ask forgiveness for the learned man. The superiority of the learned man over the devout is like that of the moon, on the night when it is full, over the rest of the stars. The learned are the heirs of the Prophets, and the Prophets leave neither dinar nor dirham, leaving only knowledge, and he who takes it takes an abundant portion."
Abu Dawud - Book 25, Hadith 3634
For many years, our founding couple has been successful entrepreneurs and business people in the Klang Valley area. Yet, more important than their pursuit of financial freedom, they have always dreamt of creating the ideal world that will benefit everyone in every aspect of their lives.
In 2004, their desire to pursue their lifelong dream became more pressing with the birth of their firstborn, followed by the births of their two other children in 2005 and 2008. Just as having a baby changes every parent’s life, it further realigned our founders’ priorities. Overnight, their greatest concerns were centered around providing only the best for their children and giving them every opportunity to excel in life – linguistically, intellectually, physically, socially and emotionally, and especially, spiritually!
To this end, our founders believe that children should not just continue their parents’ legacy but instead, the next generation should be far better than their parents’ generation! And, this can only be done with strong learning foundation seeded early in their lives. They believe that children’s learning could be accelerated during the first six years of their lives when their tender minds are truly sensitive and in its high absorbency state.
That momentous day finally arrived in January 2008. Unable to deny their aspiration any longer, they bravely embraced the new year by purchasing their first kindergarten in Kajang. With a dream of an ideal world held very close to their hearts and fuelled by their strong desire to give back to the community, their first kindergarten was meticulously designed and developed with the prime objective of shaping it to be their children’s and their children’s friends’ dream school, and then later to act as a pilot for all Brainy Bunch franchises.
During these crucial foundational years in the Brainy Bunch story, our founders En Fadzil and Puan Efizah met and partnered with Madam Ladyana Zoraya Abdullah, who brought with her 21 years of early childhood education experience as well as a solid Montessori background. Together, they helped build Brainy Bunch from a modest beginning to soar to great heights to get to where they are now. What started as a kindergarten to their then very young children, Brainy Bunch grows to provide Islamic, Cambridge and Montessori learning at Elementary, Secondary and High School level. The growth was rapid and exemplary and could not have been made possible without the relentless and overwhelming support by dedicated and equally passionate parents who shared the same dreams as our founders. Today, Brainy Bunch boasts a total of 72 campuses across the country, two in Singapore, one in China and Indonesia, and a charity school in Gaza.
In sha Allah the dreams will continue burning as they target to open 5,000 campuses worldwide by 2030. Those campuses will continue to serve the very main purpose it was built on, and that is towards building the betterment of humanity and produces great generation of Ummah, Insha-Allah.