Also known as De La Salle Brothers, this Congregation was founded in France in 1680 by John Baptist de La Salle. The founder saw the need to provide education to the poor because the schools were, at that time, only for the rich. In 1852, the first group of La Salle Brothers arrived in Penang Malaya, where they established their first school, St Xavier’s Institution.
For more than 160 years, schools run by Christian Brothers of the De La Salle movement have been responsible for the education and future direction in life of countless thousands of people throughout Malaysia and Singapore. The success stories are manifold – among them businessmen, entrepreneurs, scholars, writers, politicians, academics and teachers – all former students who have risen to great prominence as leaders in their own chosen field. Lasallian schools became a global institution, thanks to the energy and dedication – at times, sheer courage – of those who followed in the footsteps of the schools’ saintly founder, John Baptist De La Salle – the 17th century son of a wealthy family.
Lasallians are people of faith who are passionately committed to holistic and quality education for all. Today in the 21st century, La Salle’s work continues because it offers the young people a meaning to life and their final destiny so that together our lives as Lasallians will be a sign of Indivisa Manent! “Forever Inseparable” our Faith in God and Love for Humanity.
We have in Peninsular Malaysia 32 La Salle Schools and 12 Associated Schools in Sabah and Sarawak.
De La Salle Brothers: https://lasallecentre.wixsite.com/lasallecentre/la-salle-brothers-malaysia
Malaysia Federation of Lasallian Alumni Associations: http://lasalle.org.my/