By Mei Kuan
Today marked double the joy for Bonanza Educare as the morning saw the graduation of young learners from its pre-school cum kindergarten, Kinder Labz and the official opening of its newly-relocated language school, Ipoh Learning & Training Institute (ILTI).
Both milestones were celebrated in strict adherence to the health and safety standard operating procedures at its educational premises along Jalan Woodward.
“Here in Kinder Labz, every child is precious and treated as our own. We believe that every single one of them deserves to be in a place that is safe and happy in order for them to blossom into their full potential at their own pace,” expressed Evelyn Chen, Director of Education of Bonanza Educare during the annual graduation ceremony.
According to her, a Kinder Labz’s bee is a strong, compassionate, smart and humble child: “We are grooming every bee to be not just a good global citizen but a great global citizen—strong, outstanding, outspoken and happy.”
“Today, we are beyond proud of them. It brings us great joy to see them excited and ready to embark on their next adventure with what they have learnt at Kinder Labz and at home,” Chen enthused.
There were performances galore, the lively affair culminated with the tossing of mortarboards by a total of 45 little graduates of all ethnicities.
Meanwhile, the new hub of ILTI was launched virtually by Deputy Education Minister I, Dato’ Dr Mah Hang Soon.
His official address was televised to the guests present, “Today, as we pay tribute to the young ladies and gentlemen of tomorrow, we know that they have started their remarkable journey towards achieving their goal. As Evelyn has pointed out, Kinder Labz is adopting a holistic education which emphasises the importance of a physical, emotional and psychological wellbeing of children particularly in their early childhood.”
“I’d also like to take this opportunity to congratulate ILTI on the official opening of its new hub. For 35 years, ILTI has been a household name in Ipoh when it comes to learning Cambridge English. ILTI is a trusted brand for both students and adults to master English,” he said, adding that his son was also a graduate of ILTI where he obtained his Cambridge Proficiency Exam certificate at 15 years old.
Its all-purpose hub features bigger classrooms and updated facilities such as smartboards, enabling it to offer even more courses in the future in addition to the existing English, HSK Mandarin, Mathematics, Science, Physics, Chemistry and Biology for primary and secondary students. Equally exciting are its new cafe and shade garden for students to unwind between classes.
Also, look forward to an upcoming space in Kinder Labz called the Makerspace Room, where one can experience firsthand the wonders of robotics and technology via augmented reality and Botley coding robots among others.