Dr. Mohd Hairul Nizam Bin Md Nasir is the founder, board of directors and Chief Executive Officer of Al Amin Darul Musthopha Sdn Bhd (AADMSB). He obtained his PhD in Computer Science from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia. He has been regarded as an esteemed academician, technopreneur, eduprenuer with over 20 years of experience in the education and information technology industry.
With his background as an academician and technopreneur, he foresees that digital literacy is a foundational skill not an optional anymore since all current and future careers and job demands computing and digital skills. There is a huge opportunity for primary schools and kindergartens to empower and inspire children with computing and technology from an earlier age. With this belief, he started to introduce the International Digital Literacy syllabus to primary school standard 1 (7-years old) to give early exposure to digital skills. As a result, Al-Amin Darul Musthofa school is the first primary school in Malaysia to collaborate with ICDL Asia to offer International Digital Skills certification to students in the year 2021.
Dr. Hairul is passionate about creating a teaching and learning atmosphere that is dynamic and continuously seeking excellence to meet the needs of the present as well as the future. He is the one responsible stewarded Al Amin Darul Musthofa’s jump into full adoption of the 21st-century education approach. He is someone who strongly believed that every student has the right to be nurtured in his or her own unique talents and that primary education should give students the skills that they need to succeed in this new world and help them grow the confidence to practice those skills. With so much information readily available to them, 21st-century skills focus more on making sense of that information, sharing and using it in emotionally safe and smart ways.
With his vast experience in IT industry, he successfully designed, developed and deployed an integrated asynchronous e-learning platform known as Virtual Musthofa within 3 months to be used as an e-learning platform for school and kindergarden during Covid-19. The introduction of this eLearning platform has been convenient for students as well as teachers. As a result, the learning process continued as usual and most of the parents still continue to maintain to enroll their children.
Dr. Hairul also managed to accelerate Al-Amin Darul Musthofa’s teaching innovation and working culture by focusing on four pillars i.e., Strengthen Governance and Business Model, Embrace Change and Transform Culture, Reimagine Education, and Improving Learning and Work Environment. Dr. Hairul envisions that AADMSB will play a significant role in the education sector and become a world-class education provider with the goal of transforming the educational landscape to develop well-rounded, confident, and responsible individuals who aspire to achieve their full potential talents. With all these initiatives Dr. Hairul has been awarded Asia’s Best Edupreneur Award year 2022 by Asia Awards and and Top Edupreneur : Islamic Education 2022 by Yayasan Usahawan Malaysia.
Al Amin Darul Musthopha Sdn Bhd (AADMSB)
Al Amin Darul Musthopha Sdn Bhd (AADMSB) is a private limited company founded in 2019. The company’s line of business includes primary school and early childhood education. With the vision to become the preferred integrated Islamic education provider, we have a mission to develop well-rounded, confident, and responsible individuals who aspire to achieve their full potential. This mission needs to be supported by providing a welcoming, happy, safe, and supportive learning environment based on the 21st-century educational approach in which everyone is equal, and all achievements are celebrated.
Beginning with a small number of students in the first year of operation, now AADMSB currently serves 379 students in one premise empowered by 49 staff. Although AADMSB has limited capacities, yet, our creativity is infinite. We believed in concerted and continuous efforts and precise intervention programs we can really improve the quality of our future generation via high-class education services. During the Covid-19 crisis, we successfully designed and developed an integrated asynchronous e-learning platform known as Virtual Musthofa within short period of time to be used as an e-learning platform during Covid-19. As a result, the learning process continued as usual and most of the parents still continue to maintain to enrol their children in our school.
This award-winning product won the Platinum award at the International Summit on Innovation & Design Exposition 2020 held at the University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur. We also keep emphasizing participating in international and national competitions and linkages with international bodies and institutions. In the second year of establishment, our school students and teachers won a Silver Medal Award and a Bronze Medal award in International Digital Innovation in Wellness Exhibition 2021 (Dinowex 2021) in Junior Ideation Category. Our school is the first primary school in Malaysia to collaborate with ICDL Asia to offer International Digital Skills certification to primary school students.
We successfully introduced the International Digital Literacy syllabus to primary school standard 1 (7-years old) to give early exposure to digital skills. In line with the fourth goal of Sustainable Development Goals i.e., Quality Education, we ensure that we continuously support endeavours toward the improvement of the quality of education. We shall continue our collaboration with communities, academic institutions, government, and non-government organizations to ensure that our efforts correspond to the needs of the nation. As part of our CSR project and transformative education initiative, we did a fundraising project known as “Infaq Kasih” which aims to help the poor and the needy in the surrounding areas to ease their financial struggle by providing them with daily necessities.
This project is also one of the learning processes for our students where the students together with teachers will distribute this donation pack to the poor and the needy. With this project, we already help nearly 253 families including orphanages in a single year. Our transformative education initiative also provides free tuition classes during weekends for B40 communities, especially for critical subjects i.e., English and Mathematics. With all these initiatives AADMSB has been awarded Asia’s Most Innovative School Award and Asia’s Best Edupreneur Award year 2022 by Asia Awards, Best SME: Islamic Education 2022 by Yayasan Usahawan Malaysia, and SME100 Awards 2022 by SME Magazine.