Tasputra Perkim was created in November 1987, inspired by Puan Kathleen Muna Othman

Its name combines elements of the Malay words “Taman” (centre) and “asuhan” (care) with a reference to its early benefactor – the Malaysian Muslim welfare organisationPerkim and its then president, the late YTM Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra Al-Haj.

Tunku, who was Malaysia’s first prime minister, personally gave the centre 10,000 Ringgit to get going, an amount later boosted by 50,000 MYR from YAB Tun Datuk Seri Paduka Dr Siti Hasmah and members of BAKTI, the association of Malaysian government ministers’ wives.

The centre began in earnest with its first intake of 10 children on July 4, 1988.
In 1990, current chairman and co-founder Puan Hajjah Elahe Norman took on the challenge of leading Tasputra Perkim and building it into what it is today.

Hajjah Elahe Norman