In Arabic, Maahad Lil Aytam (MLA) means “School for the Orphans.” The significance behind choosing this name comes from the power that orphans possess in having their prayers heard directly. The board of MLA decided to grab hold of this pull and use it for the good of their students, orphan or not. In this way, the name “Maahad Lil Aytam” speaks to the girls the board aims to serve and recognizes the strength of their religious symbolism. This name also reflects the board’s desire to help and focus on others, and to create something larger than themselves for everyone to benefit.
Mahaad Lil Aytam is a Quran boarding girls’ school aimed to ultimately house 50 students ages 8-18 years old. In addition to teaching the Quran, MLA incorporates sustainability practices into its students daily lives so that they may learn about ecofriendly techniques that will help them lead healthy lives. Currently this center of learning is located at Lot 2978 Lorong Melati, Kampong Damai, Kuang 48050, Selangor, which encompasses two acres and includes a 9,000 square foot property.
The board is in the process of fundraising so that it may expand the facilities of MLA in the next two years. These grounds are projected to open December of 2015 and will include a cutting edge facility in which to teach, house, and nurture students.
**MLA is an NGO that is not affiliated with the interests of local, state, or national political parties, although it is concerned with the spirit and health of a larger global climate.**