By: Wong Tuck Cheong
In partnership with OSK Ventures International (OSKVI), HELP launched The Little Tree House, a premium child enrichment centre, located at the Atria Shopping Gallery in Damansara Jaya. The Little Tree House is a collaboration between the HELP Education Group and OSK Ventures International, and is the first of a number of early childhood centres aimed at providing young children with a world class education.
OSKVI is the venture capital and the private equity affiliate of OSK Holdings Bhd that provides equity capital to mid- to late stage high growth companies seeking expansion capital for further growth. In HELP, it has found a partner with a track record of successfully developing educational ventures from preschool to tertiary and postgraduate level.
At the launch, Datuk Dr Paul Chan, Vice-Chancellor and President of HELP University, spoke about the educational mission of the HELP Group and expressed confidence that the partnership with OSK would make a significant contribution to preschool education in Malaysia. Following this, Tan Sri Ong Leong Huat, Group Managing Director of OSK Holdings, delivered a short speech with a blessing for the good fortune of the joint venture.
The Little Tree House focuses on multilingual education in English, Mandarin and Bahasa Malaysia. It aims to create an exciting and inspiring learning environment in which children are able to learn, play, interact and grow. The curriculum caters for children aged 4-6 years. It teaches to both the British and Malaysian Preschool and incorporates certain Montessori and Play-based elements to ensure a well-rounded educational experience. The centre is equipped with a wide range of print and digital reading materials; a play area for developing children’s motor skills and coordination, control and movement abilities; and a communication area where parents can observe their children.
The Little Tree House is supported by the HELP Faculty of Education and Languages and the Faculty of Behavioural Science. HELP’s successful experience in running the premier HELP International School will be tapped for enriching children’s learning experience at The Little Tree House.The team of qualified teachers is led by Mrs Ong Sze Wei, a Montessori trained teacher with 19 years of teaching experience.
Tan Sri Ong Leong Huat, Group Managing Director of OSK Holdings, gives a short speech before reciting blessings for the OSK-HELP venture at the launch.
Datuk Dr Paul Chan speaking at the launch of Little Tree House at Atria Shopping Gallery.