Kuala Lumpur, October 17, 2017 — In recognition of his outstanding achievements, Managing Director of Brickfields Asia College (BAC) Raja Singham was named Edupreneur of the Year™ by Yayasan Usahawan Malaysia (MyPreneurship) at the SME & Entrepreneurship Business Awards (SEBA) 2017/2018, held at Majestic Hotel. Celebrating its 1st anniversary, SEBA recognises outstanding entrepreneurs who excel in areas such as education, innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to the business and community. (image above: Chief Operating Officer of BAC Aria Singham receiving the award on behalf of Raja Singham)
“I’m deeply honoured to receive this award as Edupreneur of the Year™ from Yayasan Usahawan Malaysia,” said Raja Singham in his acceptance message. “I’m privileged to lead an organisation filled with talented, hardworking people whose great work has contributed to my success and the overall growth of BAC.”
Having founded BAC in 1991, Raja Singham’s journey towards becoming one of Malaysia’s most prominent educators and philanthropists epitomises the spirit of entrepreneurship. As a dedicated lecturer, passionate leader, master strategist, brand steward and most importantly, a selfless friend, he has touched and empowered countless lives in his personal mission to build a better nation.
Over the years, his focus on innovation and educational excellence has been honoured by numerous distinguished awards, received personally and awarded to BAC. He is actively involved in various Government initiatives to improve the Malaysian education sector and is a Circle Expert for the Transformasi Nasional 2050 (TN50) on Work and Value Creation.
Raja Singham founded the Make It Right Movement (MIRM), a CSR initiative by BAC that aims to create a sustained positive impact on society by championing community causes both locally and globally. MIRM collaborates with over 80 social good entities and is involved in more than 200 charity programmes and CSR-related projects and events annually.
He also founded Freeschool.my, Malaysia’s largest free education site benefitting more than 100,000 students nationwide. The online learning platform, which offers high-quality e-books, practical exercises, seminars and webinars on core subjects in the Malaysian public examinations, is targeting to reach 1 million users by end-2017.
In recognition of these CSR efforts, BAC was most recently awarded the ASEAN Business Advisory Council Award — Best in CSR 2017, among many others. With 28 entities in the BAC Education Group and growing, Raja Singham’s vision to innovate and revolutionise education on every level to transform a million lives through knowledge is well on its way.
Apart from being a successful entrepreneur and dedicated educator, Raja Singham is also a charitable figure who believes that everyone has a duty to help the less fortunate. His view on success is inspired by the wisdom of business magnate Henry Ford, who once said, “To do more for the world than the world does for you — that is success”.