The founders of Darrasa are educators who have been teaching for more than 20 years. The love and joy in seeing children they worked with achieving success, based on their own individual measures, spurred the founders to set up Darrasa. Darrasa is an Arabic word and it means “to educate” or “to teach”, and the founders, along with Darrasa’s educators, believe that by teaching the children, they are learning something more too.
Darrasa knows that children do not exist alone in this world. Children need the support of their families. The better the environment and ecosystem of a child in a family, the higher the chance of progress and success for the child. Sometimes the families need supporting too. Darrasa is set up to galvanise help to empower these families and children to receive the help they need; academically, medically, psychologically, emotionally, spiritually, and financially.
Working with families and children all these years have shown the founders how the quality of life of an individual can be positively impacted by the kindness of others. Everyone has their own struggles in this life; the cycle of hardship, impact of disability, special needs, learning from mistakes. Darrasa’s founders believe that Darrasa can be a catalyst to remind others of kindness and be an avenue for people to ‘pay it forward’. All it takes is one kind act. All it takes is a helping hand. Darrasa is set up to be a social enterprise which allows people, companies and organizations to help others by paying it forward.
Darrasa is set up for students, by the ‘students’ of life and with the help of other ‘students’ who wants to make an impact and to help.
D – developing future leaders
A – advocating for children with special needs
R – revive interest in learning
R- rejuvenate passion in play
A – adopt curiosity thinking in learning
S – social skills and character building
A – always have FUN!
What People Say
I like seeing how my work, no matter how small, can help others.Marisa
What we do today, have an impact of how the future is like for the students and children of tomorrow.Rizal B.
The Prophet said: “Whoever teaches some knowledge will have the reward of the one who acts upon it, without that detracting from his reward in the slightest.”Sunan Ibn Majah, Vol 1, Book 1, Hadith 240