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Aptly themed as ‘UNRIVALLED 12 YEARS’, the franchisees of Smart Reader Kids® joined the management of Smart Reader® Worldwide in a joint celebration – for the 2012 Franchisees Award Nite (FAN), where award recipients were given due recognition for their efforts, diligence and perseverance throughout the year and it was also a celebration for Smart Reader® Worldwide on their more than a decade of commitment to excellence in the early childhood education industry.

The 2012 Franchisees Award Nite started with a bang as the charismatic Dr K H Wang, Group Executive Director of Smart Reader® Worldwide, opened the event as emcee of the night. Sporting casual attire, she livened up the atmosphere with her robust sense of humour and great entertaining disposition.

For Evelyn Law Yen Chui, franchisee of Smart Reader Kids® Tabuan Jaya 2, Smart Reader Kids® Uni Garden, Kota Samarahan and Smart Reader Kids Junior® Tabuan Jaya Baru 2, from Kuching, Sarawak, the night turned out to be an illustrious occasion as she took home the much coveted “Franchisee of the Year 2012” award.

Sharing her thoughts, Evelyn said, “I feel so honoured to be the first East Malaysian to win the Franchisee of the Year 2012 award.  The award is indeed the recognition of my passion in my job as well as the achievement of my three centres.  Thanks to Smart Reader® Worldwide for providing me the ideal platform to achieve my dream of building a successful business that I am passionate about.”

The prestigious 2012 Franchisees Award Nite witnessed 141 accomplished franchisees receiving “New Impressive”, “Significant Sales Growth”, Gold, Platinum and Diamond awards in recognition of their exceedingly high enrolment of pre-schoolers and personal commitment to build the business in the year 2012.

The night also saw amazing knockout performances by the multi-talented educators of Smart Reader Kids® from various states in Malaysia. Hit by the Oppa Gangnam Style fever, each performer battled it out to seize the coveted “Best Performance” award while keeping the audience entertained with every step of the dance.

As the audience rooted for their favourite performance, a massive applause went to Pretty Girls & Mermaid from Smart Reader Kids® Taman Sri Andalas, who took home the “Best Performance” award and RM1000. Their quirky rendition of the Oppa Gangnam Style song performance captured the hearts of the audience.

The second place went to Groovy Girls from Smart Reader Kids® Taman Desa Tebrau, Johor Bahru, with their high-energy calisthenics routine, while PP Pop Girls from Smart Reader Kids® Putra Point Nilai came in third, with their fusion of Thriller and Korean pop elements. They took home RM500 and RM300 respectively.

The audience was also kept entertained with another scintillating Oppa Gangnam Style performance by the staff of Smart Reader® Worldwide.

Apart from performances, there were giveaways and lucky draws held every so often. The audience even had the opportunity to participate in the Gangnam Style dance competition. Three winners walked away with RM200 each.

In celebration to the success of Smart Reader® Worldwide as the leading pre-school education provider in the country, Smart Reader® Worldwide recently added another feather to its cap by receiving the prestigious NAPEI Award for Education Excellence 2012 under the Early Childhood Education Providers (Franchisors) category from the National Association of Private Educational Institutions (NAPEI). The award serves as a further recognition of the level of quality and excellence Smart Reader® Worldwide and its franchise centres have contributed to the early childhood education. This is the third time in a row for the conferment of this award by NAPEI.

Corporate Manager, Kevan Ong accepted the award on behalf of Smart Reader® Worldwide from Duli Yang Maha Mulia Yang Di-Pertuan Besar Negeri Sembilan Darul Khusus, Tuanku Muhriz Ibni Almarhum Tuanku Munawir.

Held annually, the NAPEI Excellence Awards night recognises the efforts and achievements of its members in the private education sector.

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Evelyn Law Yen Chui, franchisee of two Smart Reader Kids® centres and a Smart Reader Kids Junior® centre in Kuching, Sarawak received the prestigious “Franchisee of the Year 2012” award from the founders of Smart Reader® Worldwide, Dr Richard Ong and Dr K H Wang, accompanied by Corporate Manager, Kevan Ong.


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Corporate Manager of Smart Reader® Worldwide, Kevan Ong receiving the NAPEI Award for Education Excellence 2012 under the Early Childhood Education Providers (Franchisors) category from Duli Yang Maha Mulia Yang Di-Pertuan Besar Negeri Sembilan Darul Khusus, Tuanku Muhriz Ibni Almarhum Tuanku Munawir.