Meet The Team

Kai Song is an ex-Mckinsey London consultant currently working in an early stage edtech startup. She is passionate about education access, and has previously founded CollegeLAH, led a pro bono consulting project for Teach for Malaysia and volunteered with Myanmar refugee education centres.

Kai Song Eer
Co-Founder

Kaveen studies Mathematics, Operational Research, Statistics and Economics at the University of Warwick, UK. In 2020, he co-led Teh Ais-O-Late, a youth virtual music night that raised RM 30,000 to purchase COVID-19 test kits for Malaysia. He is passionate about empowering youth and education equality.

Kaveen Parthiban
Co-Founder

Wen Wen is a research associate at J-PAL North America, an economics research center based at MIT. She’s passionate about evidence-based policymaking for poverty alleviation. She previously started CollegeLAH, led a pro bono consulting project for Teach for Malaysia, and has experience tutoring refugee children.

Wen Wen Teh
Program Director

Esther was an M&A consultant in Strategy& London before her current role as a Corporate Strategy Manager at Visa Europe. She is passionate in addressing access and equity in education systems and was part of a pro-bono microfinance initiative and a volunteer tutor to refugee children.

Esther Ng
Program Director

Venecia studies Actuarial Science at the London School of Economics and Political Science, UK. She believes everyone should be given a chance to stand on equal footing for education, and has previously started The Launchpad, an initiative to provide support for Malaysian students in their pursuit of tertiary education in the UK.

Venecia Chai
Operations Director

Winfrey studies Data Science at the University of California, San Diego. As a data science enthusiast, she aspires to apply Data Science knowledge in the field of education to address inequality issues and close education gaps.

Winfrey Kong
Master Marketing Wizard

Samantha is studying Medicinal Chemistry at Monash University Malaysia. In 2020, she joined a nationwide policy-making programme that allowed her to learn, understand and ideate solutions for education access and equality in Malaysia. She gained a passion to pay her value forward and empower youths in Malaysia.

Samantha Lee
Master Marketing Wizard

Pei Xien studies History, Politics and Economics at University College London. She has taught both refugee and underprivileged students. Most recently, she worked at FrogAsia, an education consultancy firm, creating free lessons based on the Malaysian syllabus to decrease the education gap presented by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Pei Xien Yeoh
Student Welfare Director

Jia Wie is an Accounting and Finance graduate from Sunway University and is now working in Teleport, a logistics venture under airasia. She was involved in social projects that addressed various issues, and hopes to continue utilising her privilege and knowledge to empower communities.

Jia Wie Tam
Student Welfare Director

Rachel is a product manager at Instahome, a digital home rental startup. She is passionate about equality and economic empowerment. During the COVID-19 pandemic, she started MPower, a program to help micro F&B entrepreneurs digitise their businesses.

Rachel Lee
Partnership Lead

Wai Kin is a M&A lawyer at Rahmat Lim & Partners. He is passionate about building awareness of humanities amongst Malaysian students and has conducted several classes for secondary school students on topics relating to the fundamentals of the society, including contemporary political systems and theory of justice.

Wai Kin Leo
Partnership Lead

Qarirah is a litigation & intellectual property lawyer at Tay & Partners. She is passionate about issues relating to socio economic justice. She believes that equal access to education could make a huge difference in improving lives and should be a guaranteed right.

Nurul Qarirah
Partnership Lead

Hilda is part of MySELF, an initiative that focuses on Social-Emotional Learning training for educators. She is passionate about people and self-development. She was a Teach For Malaysia Fellow at a high-need school and currently works as a Programme Manager with Classroom Adventures and part-time with Refuge For The Refugees.

Hilda Paviter Kaur
Training Lead

Yi Fen is part of MySELF, an initiative that focuses on Social-Emotional Learning training for educators. Passionate about education and community-building, she was a Teach For Malaysia Fellow at a high-need school. She is currently with Arts-ED to develop and coordinate community-based arts and creative education programmes.

Yi Fen Kong
Training Lead

Jie Yi is a full time small animal veterinarian at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Whilst she spends most of her time covered in fur, scratches, and poo, she would like to do what little she can to help underprivileged communities in Malaysia. She was previously involved in a programme tutoring students from rural areas of Sabah.

Jie Yi Ng
Secretary

Jay Yen is a corporate treasury analyst at Maybank. He was previously the Perdana Fellow to the Prime Minister and has also led a pro bono consulting project for Teach for Malaysia. He believes that education is most important for the nation and everyone should be given equal education opportunity.

Jay Yen Lim
Tech & Finance Lead

Ventus is an Aeronautical Engineering student at Imperial College London. He is passionate about promoting the quality of education for unprivileged communities.This also pushed him to tutor students from various ethnicities and backgrounds including students from Uganda and Australia.

Ventus Tan
Program Associate

Edward studies Mathematics and Economics at the University of Science, Malaysia. He is passionate about access issues. He was one of the co-founders of a social enterprise named MaskCare that addresses the lack of accessibility of face masks to underprivileged communities.

Edward Soon
Program Associate

Siew Jong is a consultant at PwC with experience in workforce transformation, talent development and change management. She is passionate about people and educational equity. Siew Jong used to volunteer in Sri Lanka to support children with learning difficulties and delivered English lessons to young people to promote English literacy in the community.

Siew Jong Chew
Program Associate

Clara Tan studies International Politics at Tsinghua University China & Economics at SciencesPo Paris. She's passionate about educational equity and has volunteered to teach 250+ senior three students at a high school in Shaanxi Province. She believes that education changes lives and hopes to improve the learning of the underprivileged.

Clara Tan
Student Welfare Associate

Qi Zhong (Christopher) is a gap-year and an incoming Engineering student at the University of Cambridge. Being an educator at heart, he hopes to reduce the education inequality gap on a community scale, so that everyone has equal opportunity to thrive in this competitive environment.

Qi Zhong (Christopher) Leong
Student Welfare Associate

Arif is a medical student at University College London. He has previously overseen a mock interview scheme matching aspiring medical students in Malaysia to students in the UK. He is also the incoming chair for UCL Medical School’s internal studentship, which provides funding for students to pursue summer research projects.

Arif Jalal
Student Welfare Associate

Ying Hui studies Accounting and Finance at the London School of Economics, UK. She is passionate about educational equity among the underprivileged students. After tutoring at Sabah, Ying Hui co-founded CareerLah, a non-profit platform aiming to generate exposure for a wide variety of career and educational options in Malaysia.

Ying Hui Chew
Student Welfare Associate

Pei Xuen is an incoming Masters in ESB student at Imperial College Business School. Prior to this, she was a student consultant at The Malaysian Project, consulting for third sector organisations. She is passionate about initiatives that have positive social impact and believes in the importance of education for all.

Pei Xuen Chin
Student Welfare Associate

Sara is an incoming Law student at the London School of Economics and Political Science. Her awareness of the existing educational gap that is being perpetuated by the Covid-19 pandemic drives her ambition to be a part of a community that serves to empower educational equality.

Sara Tan
Operations Associate

Yong Yong is a pharmacy student at Queen’s University Belfast. She aspires to understand the needs of underserved students and assists them in unlocking their true potential.

Yong Yong Saw
Operations Associate

Enson is a second-year Philosophy, Politics, and Economics (PPE) student at University of York. His interest lies in Development Economics and he has worked with the public sector to research the process of economic development, as well as policies to eradicate poverty and promote prosperity in developing countries.

Enson Ng
Operations Associate

Kai Jun is a Computer Science student at the University of Edinburgh. He is passionate about serving the underprivileged communities, where he has been mentoring Syrian refugees for their employment applications during the past two years.

Kai Jun Eer
Operations Associate

Esther Chua is a public health project liaison at Monash University. During her university time, she volunteered for education projects with the Charisma Movement in rural Sabah. Her interests lie in social issues and psychology.

Esther Chua
Operations Associate

Zhi Jian (Chris) is a second-year Aeronautical Engineering student at Imperial College London. He hopes to make a difference in the lives of people via education. He believes education is at the core of nation-building.

Zhi Jian (Chris) Chen
Operations Associate

Nicole is an Economics student at the University of Nottingham Malaysia. She is driven by the importance of reducing inequalities in society and has taken up multiple projects aimed at underprivileged and displaced communities. With that, she has always been challenging the norm and speaking up for the benefit of the community.

Nicole Loh
Marketing Wizard

Clover studies Economics at the Northern University of Malaysia (UUM). As a tutor who has taught primary school students previously, she believes education is important in building a civilised society and should be accessible to everyone. With her passion in education, she wishes to help decrease the learning gap caused by the pandemic.

Clover Chiew
Marketing Wizard

Kai Song is an ex-Mckinsey London consultant currently working in an early stage edtech startup. She is passionate about education access, and has previously founded CollegeLAH, led a pro bono consulting project for Teach for Malaysia and volunteered with Myanmar refugee education centres.

Kai Song Eer
Co-Founder

Kaveen studies Mathematics, Operational Research, Statistics and Economics at the University of Warwick, UK. In 2020, he co-led Teh Ais-O-Late, a youth virtual music night that raised RM 30,000 to purchase COVID-19 test kits for Malaysia. He is passionate about empowering youth and education equality.

Kaveen Parthiban
Co-Founder

Esther was an M&A consultant in Strategy& London before her current role as a Corporate Strategy Manager at Visa Europe. She is passionate in addressing access and equity in education systems and was part of a pro-bono microfinance initiative and a volunteer tutor to refugee children.

Esther Ng
Program Director

Wen Wen is a research associate at J-PAL North America, an economics research center based at MIT. She’s passionate about evidence-based policymaking for poverty alleviation. She previously started CollegeLAH, led a pro bono consulting project for Teach for Malaysia, and has experience tutoring refugee children.

Wen Wen Teh
Program Director

Venecia studies Actuarial Science at the London School of Economics and Political Science, UK. She believes everyone should be given a chance to stand on equal footing for education, and has previously started The Launchpad, an initiative to provide support for Malaysian students in their pursuit of tertiary education in the UK.

Venecia Chai
Operations Director

Pei Xien studies History, Politics and Economics at University College London. She has experience teaching both refugee and underprivileged students. Most recently, she worked at FrogAsia, an education consultancy firm, creating free Malaysian syllabus lessons to decrease the education gap presented by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Pei Xien Yeoh
Student Welfare Director

Jia Wie is an Accounting and Finance graduate from Sunway University and is now working in Teleport, a logistics venture under airasia. She was involved in social projects that addressed various issues, and hopes to continue utilising her privilege and knowledge to empower communities.

Jia Wie Tam
Student Welfare Director

Winfrey studies Data Science at the University of California, San Diego. As a data science enthusiast, she aspires to apply Data Science knowledge in the field of education to address inequality issues and close education gaps.

Winfrey Kong
Master Marketing Wizard

Samantha is studying Medicinal Chemistry at Monash University Malaysia. In 2020, she joined a nationwide policy-making programme that allowed her to learn, understand and ideate solutions for education access and equality in Malaysia. She gained a passion to pay her value forward and empower youths in Malaysia.

Samantha Lee
Master Marketing Wizard

Hilda is part of MySELF, an initiative that focuses on Social-Emotional Learning training for educators. She is passionate about people and self-development. She was a Teach For Malaysia Fellow at a high-need school and currently works as a Programme Manager with Classroom Adventures and part-time with Refuge For The Refugees.

Hilda Paviter Kaur
Training Lead

Yi Fen is part of MySELF, an initiative that focuses on Social-Emotional Learning training for educators. Passionate about education and community-building, she was a Teach For Malaysia Fellow at a high-need school. She is currently with Arts-ED to develop and coordinate community-based arts and creative education programmes.

Yi Fen Tan
Training Lead

Rachel is a product manager at Instahome, a digital home rental startup. She is passionate about equality and economic empowerment. During the COVID-19 pandemic, she started MPower, a program to help micro F&B entrepreneurs digitise their businesses.

Rachel Lee
Partnership Lead

Wai Kin is a M&A lawyer at Rahmat Lim & Partners. He is passionate about building awareness of humanities amongst Malaysian students and has conducted several classes for secondary school students on topics relating to the fundamentals of the society, including contemporary political systems and theory of justice.

Wai Kin Leo
Partnership Lead

Qarirah is a litigation & intellectual property lawyer at Tay & Partners. She is passionate about issues relating to socio economic justice. She believes that equal access to education could make a huge difference in improving lives and should be a guaranteed right.

Nurul Qarirah
Secretary

Jie Yi is a full time small animal veterinarian at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Whilst she spends most of her time covered in fur, scratches, and poo, she would like to do what little she can to help underprivileged communities in Malaysia. She was previously involved in a programme tutoring students from rural areas of Sabah.

Jie Yi Ng
Secretary

Jay Yen is a corporate treasury analyst at Maybank. He was previously the Perdana Fellow to the Prime Minister and has also led a pro bono consulting project for Teach for Malaysia.He believes that education is most important for the nation and everyone should be given equal education opportunity.

Jay Yen Lim
Tech & Finance Lead

Ventus is an Aeronautical Engineering student at Imperial College London. He is passionate about promoting the quality of education for unprivileged communities.This also pushed him to tutor students from various ethnicities and backgrounds including international students from Uganda and Australia.

Ventus Tan
Program Associate

Siew Jong is a consultant at PwC with experience in workforce transformation, talent development and change management. She is passionate about people and educational equity. Siew Jong used to volunteer in Sri Lanka to support children with learning difficulties and delivered English lessons to young people to promote English literacy in the community.

Siew Jong Chew
Program Associate

Edward studies Mathematics and Economics at the University of Science, Malaysia. He is passionate about access issues. He was one of the co-founders of a social enterprise named MaskCare that addresses the lack of accessibility of face masks to underprivileged communities.

Edward Soon
Program Associate

Arif is a medical student at University College London. He has previously overseen a mock interview scheme matching aspiring medical students in Malaysia to students in the UK. He is also the incoming chair for UCL Medical School’s internal studentship, which provides funding for students to pursue summer research projects.

Arif Jalal
Student Welfare Associate

Ying Hui studies Accounting and Finance at the London School of Economics, UK. She is passionate about educational equity among the underprivileged students. After tutoring at Sabah, Ying Hui co-founded CareerLah, a non-profit platform aiming to generate exposure for a wide variety of career and educational options available in Malaysia.

Ying Hui Chew
Student Welfare Associate

Qi Zhong (Christopher) is a gap-year and an incoming Engineering student at the University of Cambridge. Being an educator at heart, he hopes to reduce the education inequality gap on a community scale, so that everyone has equal opportunity to thrive in this competitive environment.

Qi Zhong (Christopher) Leong
Student Welfare Associate

Pei Xuen is an incoming Masters in ESB student at Imperial College Business School. Prior to this, she was a student consultant at The Malaysian Project, consulting for third sector organisations. She is passionate about initiatives that have positive social impact and believes in the importance of education for all.

Pei Xuen Chin
Student Welfare Associate

Clara Tan studies International Politics at Tsinghua University China & Economics at SciencesPo Paris. She's passionate about educational equity and has volunteered to teach 250+ senior three students at a high school in Shaanxi Province. She believes that education changes lives and hopes to improve the learning of the underprivileged.

Clara Tan
Student Welfare Associate

Kai Jun is a Computer Science student at the University of Edinburgh. He is passionate about serving the underprivileged communities, where he has been mentoring Syrian refugees for their employment applications during the past two years.

Kai Jun Eer
Operations Associate

Yong Yong is a pharmacy student at Queen’s University Belfast. She aspires to understand the needs of underserved students and assists them in unlocking their true potential.

Yong Yong Saw
Operations Associate

Sara is an incoming Law student at the London School of Economics and Political Science. Her awareness of the existing educational gap that is being perpetuated by the Covid-19 pandemic drives her ambition to be a part of a community that serves to empower educational equality.

Sara Tan
Operations Associate

Enson is a second-year Philosophy, Politics, and Economics (PPE) student at University of York. His interest lies in Development Economics and he has worked with the public sector to research the process of economic development, as well as policies to eradicate poverty and promote prosperity in developing countries.

Enson Ng
Operations Associate

Zhi Jian (Chris) is a second-year Aeronautical Engineering student at Imperial College London. He hopes to make a difference in the lives of people via education. He believes education is at the core of nation-building.

Zhi Jian (Chris) Chen
Operations Associate

Esther Chua is a public health project liaison at Monash University. During her university time, she volunteered for education projects with the Charisma Movement in rural Sabah. Her interests lie in social issues and psychology.

Esther Chua
Operations Associate

Clover studies Economics at the Northern University of Malaysia (UUM). As a tutor who has taught primary school students previously, she believes education is important in building a civilised society and should be accessible to everyone. With her passion in education, she wishes to help decrease the learning gap caused by the pandemic.

Clover Chiew
Marketing Wizard

Nicole is an Economics student at the University of Nottingham Malaysia. She is driven by the importance of reducing inequalities in society and has taken up multiple projects aimed at underprivileged and displaced communities. With that, she has always been challenging the norm and speaking up for the benefit of the community.

Nicole Loh
Marketing Wizard