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Thursday, 14 December 2017

About Us

Sumber Kairos is a learning centre for Exceptional Children

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Kairos Resources is a Learning Centre catering primarily to the academic needs of high functioning learning disabled children and youth as well as those who are exceptionally advanced in learning. They might find it difficult to fit into the mainstream educational system, which would classify them as being learning disabled.  In order to provide effective learning, the Centre has successfully adapted to the use of an American Christian Home-School curriculum whereby the students learn to be independent and work at their individual pace. Besides academic training, moral values are inculcated through the curriculum and an effective mentoring program. In order to enhance the independence of the students, Kairos embarked on supplementary living skills training such as cooking, laundry, housekeeping, shopping, budgeting, etc.

Kairos started her operation in a rented three-storey detached house in No. 8, Jalan SS1/22A, Kampung Tunku, Petaling Jaya in January 2000. It started through the vision of her founders, Reverend Rudy Liu and Pastor Ruby Loh who were Elders and Pastors with an international church. The Centre is also a member with Selangor Council for Welfare and Community Development (Majlis Kebajikan dan Pembangunan Masyarakat Selangor).

Reverend Rudy Liu serves as the Chaplain of the Centre. He obtained his Diploma in Theology (Dip. Th.) from the Bible College of Malaysia and a Master in Christian Studies (M.C.S.) from the Malaysian Bible Seminary. He has also obtained a Diploma in Learning Disorder Management and Child Psychology from the Linguistic Council, Singapore and subsequently his diploma from the London College of Teachers, UK. Reverend Rudy Liu is currently pursuing his Masters in Counselling from Help University.

Pastor Ruby Loh is the principal of the Centre. She graduated from the Bible College of Malaysia with a Bachelor in Religious Education (B.Re.) and a Diploma in Early Childhood Education (Montessori, U.K.). She has also obtained an Advanced Diploma in Special Education with the Linguistic Council in collaboration with the Open University Malaysia.  Both the founders have been actively involved in serving and leading in children and youth work such as Children's Church, Sunday School, Youth Fellowship, the Boy's Brigade, the Girl's Brigade, and the Royal Rangers prior to their full time ministry with various churches in Malaysia.

Learning disability is an organic, pervasive, and life-long disability that affects more boys than girls and claims over five percent of the population. The common learning disabilities are Autistic Spectrum Disorder, Attention Deficit [Hyperactivity] Disorder (AD[H]D), Dyslexia. Dyspraxia, Down's Syndrome, Global Developmental Delay, and others. Besides being organic in origin, people may suffer from some form of learning disability, either temporarily or permanently through trauma an medical conditions such as epilepsy, hydrocephalus, muscular dystrophy, etc. Though intervention and developmental programs are available internationally, they are still in their infancy in Malaysia and the supply is insufficient to meet the current demand. The Centre works closely with the parents as well as the various professionals and therapists involved with the child's development in order to bring out the best potential in each individual.