What is SOLS 24/7?
SOLS 24/7 is an award-winning humanitarian organization, committed to serve, educate and empower poor and underserved communities.
Through various education and social empowerment programs, we work unconditionally towards transforming underserved communities to develop their true potential and break the cycle of poverty.
Using revolutionary and custom-designed models – Science of Languages, Science of Technology and Science of Life – our organization provides free education and social empowerment programs to underserved communities in Malaysia.
- Trained over 18,000 students.
- Established over 100 training centres.
- Over 200 full-time team members from more than 50 countries.
SOLS 24/7 Malaysia is a tax-exempted, not-for-profit organization, registered in Malaysia.
SOLS 24/7 Malaysia envisions that people from all communities – regardless of race, religion or gender – will have access to education and social empowerment services, resulting in developed societies with equal opportunities for all.
To continue developing poor and underserved communities through the implementation of holistic education and social empowerment programs.
Our organization’s programs are funded in part through the monetary support of our partners and founder. To continue our ongoing research and social service operations, our Director dedicated much of his wealth, including more than 80% of business profits, to the operation of our education programs. We also manage scholarships and other social enterprise initiatives to ensure our organization’s sustainability.
SOLS 24/7 Malaysia has three operational pillars to deliver holistic and sustainable solutions for poor and underserved communities. Under these operational pillars, there exists two program pillars: Education and Social Empowerment.
Science of Language
SOLS 24/7 has developed an innovative and systematic way of teaching a language in the same way a child learns its native language from parents and community. This is essentially why our programs are so effective and successful.
Science of Technology
SOLS 24/7 believes that digital literacy is vital to breaking the cycle of poverty. Our programs are hands-on and real-world applications designed to eliminate digital illiteracy in poor and underserved communities.
Science of Life
SOLS 24/7 prepares students to fully develop their true potential through our holistic leadership development and character building programs, to nurture strong positive values to enable students to face challenges in all areas in life.
Authorised Centre (MY498)
Cambridge English Language Assessment Centre – United Kingdom
Google Professional Development Partner
Only non-profit organisation in Malaysia to have this status.
JPK Accredited Centre
IT and Computer system (Bidang: Operasi Sistem Komputer
HRDF – Class A Contractor
English Language programmes
Malaysian Collective Impact Initiative (MCII)
Give2Asia Network Member 2016
Member of Give2Asia’s network of charitable partners
SEDA and Suruhanjaya Tenaga
Licensed Service Provider (SEDA) & Licensed Contractor (ST) for our solar programmes
Our organization has received international recognition for its achievements and has been the recipient of awards including the Golden Globe Tigers Summit NGO Leader Award and the Europa Sustainability Award for Best Education Program 2012 EUMCCI.
Our Value Proposition
For youth and adults who are not satisfied with the access to quality education, or are unable to afford school or extra classes, SOLS 24/7 Malaysia provides a platform for a holistic, flexible and easily implementable system of education that works with the community and for the community.
Additionally, with locations throughout the country, SOLS 24/7 Malaysia provides a large community service outreach platform for individuals passionate about social change. This, combined with committed local and international trainers and volunteers, brings about positive change through education, social empowerment and community development.
Founded in 2000 by Teacher Raj Ridvan Singh, his father and his brother, SOLS 24/7 began in Cambodia and quickly grew into one of the largest non-formal education providers in the country at that time. This represents the beginning of the non-governmental organization’s revolutionary education system and mission to provide service to humanity.
Following the success in Cambodia, Teacher Raj traveled to Timor Leste in 2005 to set up SOLS 24/7 Timor Leste in a period of heightened civil unrest. His team was forced to evacuate the country, but returned in 2006 to open the first main training center in Dili. SOLS 24/7 Timor Leste became the largest non-formal education providers in the country.
SOLS 24/7 Malaysia was set up by Teacher Raj and began operations in 2007 in his hometown of Malacca before moving its first Youth Development Centre and Headquarters to Kuala Lumpur in 2012. In 2014, Teacher Raj was the only remaining founder in SOLS 24/7. There are now SOLS 24/7 training centres and programs throughout Malaysia with SOLS 24/7 offices in Jakarta and San Francisco.
The vision is to bring SOLS 24/7 programs and services to countries throughout the world.
Teacher Raj Ridvan Singh
CEO, SOLS 24/7 & SOLS Social Enterprises
One of the most successful fund-raisers in Malaysia, educational revolutionist and social entrepreneur, Teacher Raj Ridvan Singh began his career amid the social and financial poverty of Cambodia in the late 90’s. As a 14-year old, Teacher Raj experienced sacrifice, selling his material possessions as he co-founded an NGO, SOLS 24/7 Cambodia, to provide free education and personal development to Cambodian youth. By the age of 17 and becoming the youngest Microsoft Computer System Engineer in ASEAN, Teacher Raj once again faced the choice of continuing his successful career in Malaysia or sacrificing financial comfort for the life of a social worker.
With spirituality and a strong social activist background governing his decision, Teacher Raj left the comforts of Malaysia and returned to Cambodia, before heading to Timor Leste during a time of civil war to found and run SOLS 24/7 Timor Leste. His innate business skills and continuous activism guided him through the challenges of setting up and running an education based NGO, helping it grow to become the largest non-formal education provider in the country.
After returning to Malaysia, and now with more than 20 years in the social service sector, Teacher Raj started tax-exempted, humanitarian organization, SOLS 24/7 Malaysia and began tapping into his entrepreneurial strengths to pioneer the concept of blending the worlds of social service (NGO) and entrepreneurship. 300,000+ individuals have benefitted from SOLS 24/7’s programmes and projects and it has grown into one of the leading and most innovative NGOs in Malaysia.
In 2010, he set up SOLS Social Enterprises, from start-up stage to a multi-million Ringgit organization within nine months. SOLS Social Enterprises focuses on four sectors, Education, Technology, Mental Health and Renewable Energy, all which play a crucial role enhancing the quality of life of people transcending race, gender, culture and age.