As at 2011, YLK has since its inception in 2002 opened 6 centres: in Kampung Sibuluh, Singai, Kampung Stass, Kampung Apar, Stutong Baru, and Brothers’ Quarters, St Joseph’s School with an average of 200 students annually. Up-to-date, more than 2000 students have benefited from the YLK education programmes.
La Salle Centre, Sibuluh
The first of the centres set up by YLK in April 2002, La Salle Centre, Sibuluh in Bau district run classes for Primary Five and Primary Six students with emphasis on English, Mathematics and Science.
With the support of the Tua Rumah (Village Head) and the Village Committee, YLK acquired the use of a community hall as an office which also functions as a library and two classrooms.
About 30 students registered for the tuition classes and the first batch of Primary Six students did exceptionally well in their UPSR that year; leading to requests from the villagers in the nearby areas to set up similar centres to help their children.
La Salle Centre, Singai
In 2004, YLK started a special learning centre for students with different learning abilities in Singai.
La Salle Centre, Stass
The La Salle Centre in Stass, located near the Kalimantan border opened in 2004. It has tuition classes for Primary Five and Primary Six students as well as classes for children with different learning disabilities.
La Salle Centre, Stutong, Kuching
Nearer to Kuching, the attention of YLK has for some time been alerted to the plight of poor students of squatter families who have been resettled in Stutong Baru. After several field trips, it was decided to put up a centre in Stutong Baru where illegal squatters were recently resettled. This was to be the first urban centre which was opened in 2009 and offers assistance to Primary Five and Primary Six students.
La Salle Centre, St Joseph’s School
Another situation that has caught the attention of YLK is that quite a number of students in primary schools cannot read and write. In response to this alarming situation, a specialised learning programme was introduced in 2010 to help such students. The latest centre set up in 2011 was to cater especially for such students in Kuching. It is located in the Brothers’ Quarters attached to St Joseph’s School.
This new learning programme aims at helping students with different learning abilities within a year to be able to benefit lessons in their normal class.
La Salle Centre, Skibang
On 28 February 2012, YLK opened another centre at Skibang in the district of Bau. Similar to the other centres, La Salle Centre, Skibang caters to Primary Five and Primary Six students.
La Salle Centre, BDC/St Joseph B, Kuching
In March 2012, another urban centre was opened in BDC, Kuching. It is established to help students with different learning abilities. Today, we have moved this centre to St Joseph and renamed the centre to St Joseph B.
La Salle Centre, Entubuh
On 10th May 2014, Entubuh centre was opened by our chairman Peter Yap. Students who need extra attention from the teachers were selected in this centre which is conducted by the use of the school’s premise/facilities.
La Salle Centre, Sinjok
On 18th April 2015, the first La Salle Tuition Centre was opened in the Kota Samarahan district in Sinjok in hopes to help the poor students to improve in their studies with the help of St Elizabeth staff, the villagers of Kampung Sinjok and YLK family.Students who need extra attention from the teachers were selected in this centre which involved the use of the school premise.
La Salle Centre, Bunan
In March 2017,we opened a centre in Bunan, Serian catering to Primary 5 and Primary 6 students.
La Salle Centre, Sungai Apong
Our fourth centre opened in Kuching – La Salle Centre, Sungai Apong was opened in February 2019 – catering to Primary 5 and Primary 6 in that area.
Updated 15th June 2020