CHARIS DING, CO-FOUNDER

Charis is a teacher in a secondary school in Sungai Petani, Kedah. She started teaching in 2013 as a fellow under the Teach for Malaysia program. Since 2014, she has carried out reading sessions for students in her school every Saturday with the help of student peer tutors and volunteers. Charis holds a BA in English from the National University of Malaysia (UKM). She can be contacted at charis@myreaders.org.my

Rachel Lim, Co-Founder & Business development

Rachel presently manages tech courses in an edtech start-up in Singapore. She began teaching in 2014 and ran a literacy program in her school. It displayed remarkable success and growth, with students improving 40.2% on average in reading growth after 12 weeks. Rachel has a BA (Hons) Political Science and International Relations from the University of Durham. She can be contacted at rachel@myreaders.org.my.

ALEX LIM, co-founder &government and external relations

Alex was an English teacher in Sungai Petani, Kedah. He started teaching in 2013. Believing that students can do more than merely receive information from adults, he rallied his students to mentor younger students in his school to read and in doing the same, grow student leaders. Alex graduated with an LLB(Hons) from University of London and is an Advocate and Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya. He can be contacted at alex@myreaders.org.my 

TAY SUE YEN, co-founder & training and programmes 

Sue Yen is an English teacher in a high-need secondary school. She has been running a reading programme for students in her school on Saturdays with the help of student tutors and volunteers. The programme has impacted 113 students and 120 volunteers in 2015.  Sue has a BS(Hons) Biology and a BA Health: Science, Society and Policy from Brandeis University. She can be contacted at sueyen@myreaders.org.my.