Engineer Swaps Tools for School Supplies and Opens a Kumon in Gilroy

New center is the 2nd in the family for husband and wife duo looking to make an impact

Bader Lakhat

– From the moment Bader Lakhat’s wife, Masuma, opened her Kumon Center two years ago, he saw an impact on the community that he couldn’t ignore. In addition to watching business at the Kumon of Morgan Hill thrive, Bader observed the community’s enthusiasm to help their children achieve academic independence and freedom – an opportunity that may not have been present before. After working as an electrical engineer for three decades, Bader decided it was time to bring that opportunity to another local town and join his wife as a Kumon Franchisee. Today, he is the proud owner of Kumon Math and Reading Center of Gilroy.

“By opening this center to develop children to become better learners, I hope to enable them to teach themselves new concepts,” said Lakhat, owner of Kumon of Gilroy. “After seeing such great progress at my wife’s Kumon Center, I’m looking forward to having the same positive impact in Gilroy.”

Kumon focuses on achieving academic independence for children by instilling principles of self-learning, critical thinking, and time management. Students that participate in Kumon often study years beyond their grade level and develop academic freedom at a very young age.

“What sets Kumon apart is the way concepts are introduced to the children very intuitively, strategically, and simply,” said Lakhat. “The systematic and clear process that progress is measured ensures success without strain for the student.”

With over four million students enrolled at nearly 25,000 centers worldwide, opportunities to expand Kumon into new communities like Bader and Masuma did are plentiful. Kumon Franchisees must have a four-year college degree, be proficient in math and reading, have investment capital of $70,000 and a net worth of at least $150,000. There are start-up cost assistance packages available, along with thorough training and a large network of support. Learn more about becoming a Kumon Franchisee.

About Kumon Math & Reading Centers:

Kumon is an after-school math and reading enrichment program that unlocks the potential of children, so they can achieve more on their own. As a comprehensive program, Kumon serves children in preschool through high school. The learning method uses an individualized approach that helps children develop a solid command of math and reading skills. Through daily practice and mastery of materials, students increase confidence, improve concentration, and develop better study skills. Founded in 1958, Kumon has over four million students enrolled at nearly 25,000 learning centers in 52 countries and regions.