Our Partner Family
Thank You to Our Partners
Our partners represent individuals and teams that are passionate about contributing to the betterment of the country’s knowledge workforce.
It is due to the trust, belief and continuous support of each member of our partner family that we have been given the leverage to reach more students and positively impact more communities throughout the nation.
Our gratefulness runs deep, it is with joy and hope that we look towards the future, continuing to work together in benefiting underprivileged families and underserved communities throughout Malaysia. Their commitment to the success of SOLS 24/7 Malaysia is greatly appreciated. From our team, thank you!
Better Malaysia Foundation
Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Vincent Tan’s personal foundation, the Better Malaysia Foundation (BMF) works with SOLS 24/7 Malaysia to set up community education centres throughout the country, offering free education and social empowerment programs, with an emphasis on the English language to underprivileged communities.
One of Tan Sri Vincent’s bigger projects in education is to help improve the standard of English in Malaysia, recognising that English is important in communications and the business world.
Tan Sri Vincent also supports various community and charitable causes which include educational programmes, medical and health causes and humanitarian aid.
SOLS 24/7 Founder Dr. Madenjit Singh was also the inaugural winner of the BMF Person of the Year award.
Berjaya Cares Foundation
The Berjaya Cares Foundation (BCF) supports the SOLS 24/7 Borneo Youth Development Centre in Sabah Malaysia, providing hundreds of Sabahan youth with the opportunity to advance their studies, become skilled knowledge workers and improve the lives of their communities.
The SOLS 24/7 Borneo YDC will be the first fully environmentally-focused, ‘green’ school. Renewable energy projects such as micro hydro, solar and biogas will be implemented.
BCF is the Berjaya Corporation group of companies’ corporate social responsibility (CSR) arm, committed to inculcating the spirit of caring and community.
An advocate of empowering youth with employability as a platform to build a better future, the American financial services company, J.P. Morgan is the main partner for the Solar Academy. Our learning centre provides full-time boarding facilities and free education on technical skills and theoretical knowledge in the solar industry for young underprivileged Malaysians.
J.P. Morgan shares our mission of increasing employability and life conditions of the youth while bringing access to electricity in the rural areas of the country.
Thanks to J.P. Morgan, since August 2015, Malaysian students have been nurtured and challenged to achieve their full potential.
Hong Leong Foundation
The Hong Leong Foundation ‘Rise up and ROAR’ education development program is a collaboration between the Hong Leong Foundation and SOLS 24/7 Malaysia, tailored to suit to the needs of students with a minimum SPM score of 3As.
This scholarship management program aims to help these students and their families break the cycle of poverty. The goal is for them to earn a degree while becoming outstanding, skilful and socially-conscious members of society.
The Hong Leong Foundation is a corporate foundation and the charity arm of Hong Leong Group Malaysia. The Foundation‘s primary concern is that of addressing poverty in Malaysia through education and community welfare. The Hong Leong Foundation is also the founding supporter of SOLS Tech‘s computer refurbishment initiative, Tech Cycle.
With a specific focus on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, American Fortune 500 coatings company PPG is the main provider of the cutting-edge university-grade Solar Lab, a solar facility for our students of the Solar Academy programme. The Solar Lab is equipped with all three solar PV systems, a solar air conditioner, a solar water pump, and other state of the art equipment. There is even an installation on the rooftop that allows our students to practice installing solar panels.
Thanks to PPG, our students have the means to experience in practice and function the theories they pick up in the classroom, contributing to a more holistic education.
Department of Skills Development (JPK)
SOLS 24/7 Malaysia works closely with the Department of Skills Development (JPK), under the Malaysian Ministry of Human Resources, to run their National Training Certification Programs.
As a JPK accredited training centre, the SOLS 24/7 Kuala Lumpur Youth Development Centre is currently providing the Computer System Technician (SKM) Program.
SOLS 24/7 Malaysia supports the government’s goal in assisting youth to enhance their skills proficiency, and in turn produce knowledge-workers who are able to contribute to nation building.
Google For Education
Through a partnership with Google Malaysia, SOLS 24/7 Malaysia are now Google for Education Certified Trainers, allowing our team to lead and train other educators in the world of professional development.
With an enthusiasm for the role of technology in education, SOLS 24/7 Malaysia is able to design creative and informative learning materials to increase the scope of Google training for communities in need.
SOLS 24/7 Malaysia are also recipients of the Google for Nonprofits, a program that offers non profit organisations access to highly discounted or free Google products. With these tools, SOLS 24/7 will reach out to other organisations, providing them with avenues find new donors and volunteers, work more efficiently, and get supporters to take action.
The LCP Group has generously provided the SOLS 24/7 Kuala Lumpur Youth Development Centre (YDC) with a five-floor corner lot building, lease free.
Hundreds of students have been able to find refuge in a positive and welcoming environment, alongside dedicated teachers and volunteers. The building, which can accommodate up to 100 boarding students, has enabled SOLS 24/7 Malaysia to offer year round free education and boarding facilities.
Continuously striving to contribute positively to society, the 7-Eleven Community Care Fund is the founding supporter of ngohub.asia, the first all-in-one online platform to promote, connect and aid non-governmental organisations (NGOs) across Malaysia. It is the new-age solution to address key problems and various challenges faced by the everyday hero local NGOs in terms of getting publicity, volunteers as well as material aid.
The website, which is a concept by SOLS 24/7 Malaysia, harnesses the power of online technology and digital ubiquity to connect NGOs with local philanthropic individuals and organisations.
7-Eleven’s Community Care initiative believes in giving back to the society they operate in, with a commitment to support the underprivileged and to sustain environment conservation effort at the local community level across all regions.
Jabatan Pendaftaran Pertubuhan
The Registry of Societies of Malaysia is a department under the Ministry of Home Affairs handling non-governmental organizations and political parties.
SOLS 24/7 Malaysia works closely with ROS to ensure the NGOs and Societies registered with ngohub.asia are verified, trustworthy and adhere to the regulations of the ROS.
MyKasih Foundation is the food provider for the Solar Academy, providing the team with a monthly budget that contributes to ensuring the students receive the nutrition needed to focus on their studies. Additionally, this relieves the financial worry on their families and allows those from even the most financially constrained backgrounds have an opportunity to further their education.
This Malaysian non-profit organisation plays an essential role in the well being and the everyday lives of the Solar Academy students.
MyKasih provides food aid and health awareness as wells as children’s education and skills training programmes all around Malaysia.
Magicbird Publishing started as a modest independent non-profit in 2012 whose aim is to bring quality books to hard – to – reach places in Malaysia and the ASEAN region. The first phase was to have a one – for – one project, where for every book published another is donated away. The second was to guide children to read for pleasure, wonderment and discovery. SOLS-BMF and Magicbird Publishing are working on a powerful partnership to build Magicbird libraries or reading rooms for children all across Malaysia. At the same time, Wisdom Clubs will be set up as platforms using books as tools for discussion. Each Community Centre will be equipped with a reading space and Wisdom Club sessions. Furthermore, once the Magicbird Publishing digital app is developed, it is Magicbird Publishing’s vision to have an app per library to Endeavour, together with SOLS-BMF mission of IT literacy, to reduce the education gaps through bridging the digital divide.
Partners since December 2011, SOLS Tech and TechSoup Asia work on outreach programs to Malaysian NGOs with the goal to promote awareness of the TechSoup Asia programs in Malaysia and helping them get high quality, legal software for a nominal administrative fee.
SOLS Tech has participated in visits with TechSoup Asia to Hong Kong as well to Indonesia with the intention of starting TechSoup programs in the country.
TechSoup Asia is a collaborative venture between TechSoup Global and its Partner Network, including Connecting Up in Australia and the Hong Kong Council of Social Services. They are delivering technology and other capacity development resources to NGO’s and civil society organizations in the Asia Pacific region.
A youth-run organization, AIESEC supports SOLS 24/7 Malaysia by providing a platform for volunteers from around the world, through its Global Exchange Program, to participate in SOLS 24/7 Malaysia’s training centre activities.
To date, volunteers from China, Columbia, Germany, Hungary, Netherlands, India, USA, Vietnam and many other countries have enriched their lives and the lives of the SOLS 24/7 students through volunteerism.
A global brand, AIESEC provides international internships, leadership opportunities and participation in a global learning environment for its members.
SOLS 24/7 Malaysia is a client of iTalent, a service provider of digitalized and integrated human resource systemst. We have always been interested in technology as a means to improve and simplify our lives. Our adoption of iTalent’s services is a representation of this interest. With their help, we can bring more efficiency to our organization through digitizing our human resource processes.
Ministry of Finance
SOLS 24/7 Malaysia works with the Malaysian Ministry of Finance in implementing the nationwide English proficiency initiative Bahasa Inggeris 1Malaysia (BI1M) for the year 2016 and 2017!
The Ministry of Finance has recognized that improving the Malaysian people’s English proficiency is a critical element of national development. Through the auspices of the National Blue Ocean Strategy, the government is pushing the English agenda through SOLS 24/7 Malaysia and BI1M.
The National Blue Ocean Strategy (NBOS) is a strategic plan initiated by the Malaysian government to deliver high impact, low cost and rapidly executed programmes and services to the public.
In line with the Eleventh Malaysia Plan, over 80 ministries, agencies and government-aligned organisations are collaborating to formulate and execute NBOS to transform the country.
A key tenet of the Blue Ocean Strategy is to put aside competition (the Red Ocean), and embrace collaboration, knowledge sharing and mentorship. Under the auspices of NBOS, the Ministry of Finance has reached out to SOLS 24/7 to collaborate on implementing Bahasa Inggeris 1Malaysia (BI1M)! A programme meant to tackle the level of English proficiency in Malaysia.
The National Strategy Unit (NSU) is a department of the Ministry of Finance tasked with carrying out the tenets of the National Blue Ocean Strategy, an initiative by the Malaysian government to collaborate with ministries and agencies to implement high impact, low cost, rapidly executed programmes and services for the public.
SOLS 24/7 Malaysia works very closely with NSU to plan, implement, monitor and evaluate the successes of the Bahasa Inggeris 1Malaysia (BI1M) programme! A free English education class targeted at all Malaysians of all ages.
Ministry of Education
With the blessing of the Malaysian Ministry of Education, we have been given access to public schools in which to exercise our innovative, high-impact education programmes. Thanks to this level of accessibility, we have been able to experiment with our programmes, especially our English teaching methodology, in a public school system, with much more collaboration to look forward to in the future!
The Performance Management and Delivery Unit (PEMANDU) is also a close working partner with SOLS 24/7 Malaysia, namely SOLS Smart. PEMANDU is a unit under the Prime Minister of Malaysia’s department to oversee the implementation, assess the progress, facilitate, support and drive the progress of the Government Transformation Programme (GTP) and the Economic Transformation Programme (ETP).
In partnership with PEMANDU, SOLS Smart is delivering our English teaching methodology and distributing the services of our in-house English teaching app to public school students!
SOLS 24/7 Malaysia is an officially recognized Cambridge English Language Assessment Centre. We provide selected Cambridge examination and certification to our students and through our programmes.
SOLS 24/7 is also a partner of Malaysia’s Human Resources Development Fund (HRDF), a dynamic organisation established under the Ministry of Human Resources dedicated to reskilling and upskilling the nation. Thanks to the subsidies of the HRDF, SOLS Smart can deliver Google Apps and Online Resources training to students interested in improving their digital literacy for free
The Malaysian Collective Impact Initiative (MCII) is a framework for facilitating and achieving large scale and long lasting social change, particularly in the field of education. It is a structured, disciplined approach to bringing cross-sector and inter-disciplinary organisations together to focus on a shared mutual outcome.
This manifests in MCII and SOLS Smart’s partnerships, to bring digital education and digital literacy to teachers, students, classrooms and schools.
Give2Asia is an organisation that strengthens communities by building trusted networks for charitable investment. Give2Asia ensures projects are effective, results are transparent, and grant recipients are accountable. We are proud that SOLS 24/7 Malaysia is registered with Give2Asia’s network of charitable partners.
Suruhanjaya Tenaga, or the Energy Commission, is a statutory body established under the Energy Commission Act 2001. It is responsible for regulating the energy sector, and thus, has jurisdiction over all energy providers in Malaysia. Our renewable energy arm SOLS Energy is licensed by the Energy Commission to provide solar system installations, and we intend to work together with all relevant authorities to promote renewable energy as Malaysia’s primary energy source.