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Al Barakah Educational Centre
The early history of Al Barakah Educational Centre began with the opening of a religious class by Ustaz Mohd Karim Elias Al Hafiz, a freelance religious teacher, in 1995. Located at a two-storey shop house, the class began to expand with the increase in the number of enrolment such that the centre had to relocate to a bigger house known as Sedaya Iman. The idea of establishing an educational centre was mooted following the continued increase in student intake. Funded by public contributions, a piece of land was acquired for the construction of the Al Barakah Educational Centre in 2004. In Phase One, the centre encompasses a surau and 52 modern pondok or huts. Its opening was officiated by YAB Dato’ Seri Diraja Tajol Rosli Tan Sri Ghazali, the former Menteri Besar of Perak.
The Al Barakah Educational Centre conducts classes for adults, religious classes, Fardu Ain (KAFA) and Tahfiz classes. The enrolment in the adult classes is 500 while the religious classes have 400 students enrolled in the morning and afternoon sessions. Besides that, the centre has succeeded in constructing a building and hostel for 80 Maahad Tahfiz students with the donations from the public. The number of personnel namely qualified academic staff and religious teachers are increased as well. More infrastructures will be provided in the future. It will include the renovation and conversion of the hall into air-conditioned class rooms for the convenience of students.
The Al Barakah Educational Centre conducts formal religious education based on the syllabus determined by the Perak Islamic Religious Department. Although it has well experienced teaching personnel in the field of tahfiz, the centre utilises various learning techniques and increase the number of academic and religious books in its continuous efforts to educate and guide the students. The centre continues to expand vigorously and has acquired six plots of land as compared to one plot initially. The number of religious huts has also increase and available for rent or outright purchases for purposes of full-time religious learning. Interestingly, the centre also provides homestay accommodation meant for visitors to Kampung Baru Manjoi. (Last Update: 7 May 2010)
Source: Utusan Online
Last Updated on Friday, 30 December 2011 04:57