On Friday 13 March, Nalanda Free School Chief Coordinator Sis. Nandinī Tan was interviewed by reporters from ‘The Sun’ about the programme. The “Nalanda Free School Project” was initiated in 2010 by a group of dedicated volunteers to provide free tuition to academically-weak and needy students living in and around Seri Kembangan.
Since 2012, the School has expanded to two other locations – at NEO Centre Happy Garden in Kuala Lumpur, and at NEO Centre Johor Bahru. Today, Nalanda Free School has a combined volunteer force of 42 teachers and an enrolment of 650 students.
The Free School’s mission is to provide quality education and supporting services such as seminars, camps and skills-development activities for needy students so that they are not disadvantaged by lack of exposure and opportunities. The programme aims to impart knowledge, skills and wholesome values to students to make them balanced, noble individuals.
Nalanda Free School’s operational philosophy is “Community volunteering for the community”. We believe in the power of volunteerism and selfless service. Hence, the programme is wholly operated by voluntary teachers and administrators.
We thank ‘The Sun’ for their interest in covering this community project and to promote the spirit of volunteerism. If you would like to be a volunteer at Nalanda Free School, kindly contact Sis. Nandinī at 03-8938 1500. All are welcome!