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 in six countries including: Malaysia, Cambodia, Timor Leste, Laos, Thailand and India. As of May 2015 we have:

  •  Trained over 180,000 students.
  •  Established over 190 training and boarding centres.
  •  Over 2,000 full-time team members from more than 50 countries.

SOLS 24/7 Malaysia is a tax-exempted, not-for-profit organization, registered in Malaysia.

Vision

SOLS 24/7 Malaysia envisions that all communities – regardless of race, religion or gender – will have access to a developed and enriched potential, resulting in equal opportunities as developed societies.

Mission

SOLS 24/7 Malaysia’s mission is to develop and implement holistic training programs that are effective, relevant to the community, and easily applied and replicated. We are committed to developing and implementing systems, technologies and services for underserved communities.

Sustainability

Our organization’s programs are funded in part through the monetary support of our partners and founders. To continue their ongoing research and social service operations, our three founders dedicated much of their wealth, including more than 80% of their business profits, to the operation of our education programs. We also manage scholarships and other social enterprise initiatives to ensure our organization’s sustainability.

Our Pillars

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.

 

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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.

 

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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.

 

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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.

Awards

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, Japanese Award for Most Innovative Development Project 2014 GDN, Europa Sustainability Award for Best Education Program 2012 EUMCCI, and Asians of the Year 2009 Channel News Asia.

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.

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History

Founded in 2000 by Dr. Madenjit Singh, SOLS 24/7 began in Cambodia and quickly grew into one of the largest non-formal education providers in the country. SOLS 24/7 Cambodia (or locally known as GDI) represents the beginning of the non-governmental organization’s revolutionary education system and mission to provide service to humanity.

Following the success of SOLS 24/7 Cambodia, co-founder Teacher Raj Ridvan Singh, son of founder Dr. Madenjit Singh, 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 is now the largest non-formal education providers in the country.

SOLS 24/7 Malaysia was also set up by Teacher Raj and began operations in 2007 in his hometown of Malacca before moving its first Youth Development Center and headquarters to Kuala Lumpur in 2012. There are now SOLS 24/7 training centers and programs in Cambodia, Timor Leste, Malaysia, Laos, India and Thailand.

Our Founders

Dr. Madenjit Singh (Big Teacher)

Founder, International Director

For over 30 years, Dr. Madenjit Singh has researched and tested new and innovative ways to educate underprivileged communities. He has obtained an impressive amount of experience in high level corporate and management training in Malaysia, Cambodia and Singapore as well as through working on his motivational magazine for the poor, which was distributed in various schools throughout Malaysia. Dr. Madenjit Singh along with his two sons, Raj Ridvan Singh and Dhanveer Singh, founded SOLS 24/7 in January 2000. As a humanitarian, Dr. Madenjit Singh has dedicated his life to encouraging, training and helping youth in poor communities to achieve much more in life.

Teacher Raj Ridvan Singh

Co-Founder, SOLS 24/7 Malaysia Director

A brilliant strategist and fiercely passionate about social change, Teacher Raj founded the Social Empowerment arm of SOLS 24/7 such as SOLS Tech, ngohub.asia and SHIELD (clinical psychology).

At 31, he raised over RM 25 million in cash and in-kind donations to serve poor communities throughout the region. He has also partnered with major conglomerates, corporations and philanthropists to change the world with the SOLS methodology and principles of education. Inspired and trained by his father, he aspires to be a Teacher-Leader: leading teams by mentoring them to develop their true potential and become leaders in their own right.