It is with great sadness that we announce the passing away of Mr Hassan Omar Ahmed who lost his battle with Covid-19 on the 1st of January 2021.

Hassan was a co-founder of ELIT Language Centre and worked tirelessly to make ELIT what we all remember and know today. Due to him the ELIT brand became known internationally particularly in the Middle East and Somalia. His remarkable creativity and strategic development policies meant that he was able to grow ELIT from a small one classroom – one teacher school to a 12 classroom – 12 teacher internationally accredited institution with both online and offline classes.

Hassan was known for his generosity and kindness to staff, students and parents and his strong sense of persistence and determination in difficult times. He had a passion for learning in all areas and worked not just as a trainer in marketing and financial management for staff but was also a constant guide and mentor to all.

Hassan also worked in the field of Islamic finance and software development from 2000-2014 and conducted both pubic and inhouse trainings in these areas for Malaysian banking institutions as well as working as a consultant to many financial and insurance organisations globally.

He is survived by his wife Aiyshah Gwilliam and extended family members both inside Malaysia, Australia, US, Norway and Canada.

To ensure that Hassan will never be forgotten, ELIT Language Centre plans to honour Hassan by maintaining his ongoing tireless legacy to maintain ELIT as the best language school both offline and online internationally.