The Yayasan Sunbeams Home Community Learning Centre (CLC) was
officially launched in 2008 when its founder Pastor Alvin Tan realized
what disadvantaged and underprivileged children had to endure. These children came from divided/ broken families, other adverse backgrounds and were neglected or abused. Due to these dire circumstances, they either lost the will to study or their studies were discontinued or interrupted.
When Yayasan Sunbeams Home
took in these children
and placed them back into normal stream schools, they were not able to cope with their studies mainly due to a large number of students in each class and the corresponding lack of attention offered by the teachers. Unfortunately, these children began falling back in their studies and started causing problems in such schools – mainly due to the lack of self-esteem and meaningful motivation to do well.
Of the children that Sunbeams had sent to such normal mainstream schools, only a small percentage, around 2% completed the mandatory SPM/ Form 5 examinations successfully. Sunbeams realized, then, that many of their children were not successful in their education and decided to move forward with its own Home School program.
It only took twelve months to see huge
improvements and productive manifestations.
The personal attention that all children received
in a smaller class environment paid off- their positive attitude towards their studies improved further and they began performing better. It is the principle of sharing and caring that changed their lives and the passion to learn. The personal and genuine attention and love given to them when they were having problems made a significant difference.
Sunbeams’ children are more disciplined due to improved self-esteem and self-motivation to do well, are more confident in their studies and have improved as reflected in the examinations conducted by the Home School. They speak and communicate proficiently in proper English, Malay and a majority of them can also speak Mandarin regardless of their original mother tongue.
"Many people did not realise how much it costs to run our home schooled Program. We need to provide good professional teachers and that cost a lot of money"
Our very own computer class equips us for the digital future.
We are home-schooled but we are serious about getting the best education.
Our very own talents. No money for music classes but in-born talent may not need expensive music lessons.
So proud that many have graduated with diplomas and degrees.