A peek down memory lane of The Lazar Group. It’s me, Daniel Lazar. It’s backtracking and over the years. I landed in the UAE, on 18th April 1968. Was blessed with the opportunity to meet with and be associated with the Ruler of Ajman, H.H. Sheikh Humaid bin Rashid Al Nuaimi. It was quite amazing when I found how we shared a common educational vision.
My wife, Sosamma Lazar was a working woman. She saw and realized the need for imparting knowledge to children who did not have the option of attending school, as there were no private schools, then. The children attended government schools. This was when she dedicated her free time to tutoring students at our home, teaching them English. So very apt to the saying ‘Home is the First School’, and truly it was like a ‘school’. Our living room was the ‘classroom’! Students from varied ethnicities and of varied ages attended classes at our home. The touch of diversity was at the heart, and that which still holds strong today! She worked wonders with the students she tutored, who after her tutoring, were well prepared to take the Ministry Exam pertaining to their age and the appropriate grade. Testimony of sheer passion for educating children. It was her inspiration and that sparked the idea of starting an educational institution in Ajman. The Lazar Group with its tagline, ‘Educators at Heart’ was founded.
The Deputy Ruler of Ajman, H.H. Sheikh Nasser Bin Rashid Al Nuaimi, benevolently offered a spacious place, one of his old family homes, in the heart of Ajman, where The Little Flower Nursery was instituted in 1985. His Highness was extremely supportive of our new venture, in all matters concerning location, licensing, etc. We had their blessing, and all good wishes. This saw to the blossoming of our dreams, the deep passion and zeal to make a difference in the lives of children, changing it for the better. From the Sheikh’s old family home to his older office building, to porter cabins and now to proper school buildings. Numbers increased from a hand full of students then, to a few thousands as of today.
With the focus and belief in the power of imparting quality education, our tiny nursery flourished and continued to expand, in harmony with my vision. A dream come true and growing, pioneering changes in the educational sector of Ajman. Our desire and aim are to nurture children, with values and deep love for traditional as well as world cultures and the desire to venture further into newer territories.
My dream of building educational institutions with a harmonious blend of human values intermingled with academics, technology, nature, and life itself has unfurled into a reality, through my son, Lanson Lazar whose zeal is to take this vision forward. Being very passionate about educating young minds, he believes that education is the key to making positive impacts on the children of today.
As the Founder of the Lazar Group, the feeling is quite elating that, from our tiny nursery in 1985, we have grown, and now run 3 schools, which function in line with the UAE 2021 vision, providing quality education for all.
Our onward aim is to shape the achievers of the future, the ‘Global Wealth’, our children. To equip them with values and skills to become good human beings and productive citizens. For the children of Ajman, our aims are limitless. It is all the way forward, spreading our wings to boundaries beyond.